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Housing Choice Voucher Program

Notice: Effective July 15, the Baltimore County Office of Housing (BCOH) waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Project-Based Voucher programs will be closed. BCOH will not be accepting any preliminary applications for these programs until further notice.

 

The waiting lists for Lyon Homes (two-bedroom units) and Prospect Place will remain open if you would like to complete an online waiting list application.

Baltimore County Housing Office
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Email: landlord@baltimorecountymd.gov
Phone: 410-887-2766
Fax: 410-887-8804

The Housing Choice Voucher program, formerly known as Section 8, helps families pay their rent. The need for rent subsidies is great, and our supply is limited. Families are placed on the waiting list based on the date and time of application.

Families with the earliest date and time of application are served first. When families are selected from the waiting list and determined eligible, they receive a Housing Choice Voucher Program rental subsidy.

Participating families may use the assistance in their current homes or move to other rental housing that meets their needs and program requirements. A house or an apartment must meet Housing Quality Standards, and the rent must be reasonable compared to other rents in the neighborhood before rental assistance is approved.

Families and individuals whose incomes are below set income limits are eligible for the program. All participants must provide required information on social security numbers, citizenship or immigration status, plus detailed income and family information at the time of interview. Some additional eligibility and documentation requirements also apply.

Waiting List Application Updates

If you are currently on the waiting list and need to update your application, you may complete an online waiting list update

Notice to Landlords

If you are an owner or property manager with one or more available units and are interested in participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, please complete the Request for Information about Landlord Participation form.
 

 
Revised July 11, 2018         

 

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