Harford County Housing Agency

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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (formerly Section 8)

Wait List Open Enrollment Site

HCV is a federally –funded program that subsidizes decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income persons. Applicants must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income and eligibility requirements.

When: Pre-applications are now being accepted ONLINE only for the HCV Program Waiting List.

How: Pre-applications are being accepted online only. Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on any Waiting List. Only one pre-application per family will be accepted. Duplicate applications will be rejected.  Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted.
Where: Pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, and tablet. There are numerous locations around Harford County that will offer computer access to submit the pre-application.  Pre-applications will not be accepted at the Harford County Housing & Community Development (HCHCD) office.

Information needed: Names, Social Security numbers, birthdates and income information for everyone in the household. If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will assist you during the application process.

Maximum Income Limits:
·       1 person- $21,250
·       2 person- $24,250
·       3 person- $27,300
·       4 person- $30,300                                   
·       5 person- $32,750
·       6 person- $35,150
·       7 person- $39,010
·       8 person- $43,430

Income limits are current and subject to change. Your income information is not a determining factor for waiting list selection. Your income will be verified at the time of the program eligibility interview. 

Reasons for denial of pre-applications: Pre-applications will be removed from the wait list if any of the following are determined at the initial interview:
·       Drug or violent criminal activity within the last three years. If any drug activity, you may remain on the list if you have completed or are in a drug rehabilitation program at the time of the initial interview.
·       Life-time registered sex offender.
·       Persons convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine.
·       If any family member has been evicted/terminated from a federally-assisted housing program in the last three years.
Criminal background checks and screening for previous tenant history in assisted housing is conducted at the time of the eligibility interview for all adult household members.
Reasonable Accommodation: It is the policy of Harford County Housing & Community Development (HCHCD) to provide reasonable accommodations to those persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally in its housing programs. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact HCHCD at (410) 638-3045.