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Supportive Housing Programs

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)  is committed to administering rental assistance programs to effectively address the housing needs of low-income families.

Administrative Plan 2023

The Baltimore County Office of Housing Administrative Plan articulates the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program. The plan outlines the policies for administration of the program in accordance with HUD requirements. The Baltimore County FY 2023 Administrative Plan and Annual Plan outlines the objectives the Office of Housing plans to implement during the upcoming fiscal year.  

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) 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. Learn more in the Housing Choice Voucher Program Participant Guide.

The DHCD waiting lists the following Project-Based Voucher programs are open:

  • Aigburth Vale (62 and older)
  • TABCO Towers (62 and older)
  • Lyon Homes 1 one-, two- and three-bedrooms (disabled household)
  • Lyon Homes 2 two- and three-bedroom accessible units (disabled household)
  • Lyon Homes 3 two-bedroom accessible units (disabled household)—Waiting list will close effective December 31, 2021
  • Prospect Place single-person unit (chronically homeless male only)—Waiting list will close effective December 31, 2021
  • Remington (disabled household)

View information about the Baltimore County Emergency Housing Voucher Program.

GoSection 8

The GoSection 8 services helps residents locate affordable, available rental units in areas they choose to live in the County.

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program

The U.S. Department of Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program combines HUD’s long-term rental assistance with ongoing U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) case management and clinical services. HUD-VASH helps homeless veterans obtain housing. The Baltimore County Office of Housing is responsible for determining eligibility for rental assistance, issuing the voucher, processing the leasing and making monthly housing assistance payments to landlords.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is an innovative, voluntary program that helps Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants achieve economic independence over a five-year period. Participants work with a case manager to assess their strengths, identify barriers, set goals and achieve them. FSS also helps participants with:

  • Career counseling
  • Education
  • Training
  • English as a second language
  • Job readiness
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Self-esteem
  • Money management
  • Savings
  • Employment
  • Home ownership
  • Credit counseling

Report Household Changes

Follow the interim change reporting procedures to report a change in household members, income and expenses.

Housing Voucher Extension

If you have not been able to find a suitable unit within 60 days of receiving your housing voucher, complete and submit the Housing Voucher Extension Form.

Payment Standards

Payment Standards are determined based on the HUD-established Fair Market Rents (FMR) for the Baltimore County jurisdiction. The payment standards determine the maximum subsidy that can be paid on behalf of a family to a landlord. The Data Summary Sheet provides the current FMRs and payment standards.

Reasonable Accommodations Requests

The Department has a Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator that is available to assist voucher applicants and participants with making reasonable accommodation or modification requests. Please contact Michelle Brown-Mosley at 410-887-3435 or email

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Community Development

105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Terry Hickey