Housing Authority of Baltimore City
417 E Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202

410-396-3232

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 68 projects which contain 11,426 affordable rental units. It also administers 18,749 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Baltimore City is determined to be an Extra Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 10,000+ public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Baltimore City between Public Housing Units (38%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (62%) to that of all housing authorities in MD, Housing Authority of Baltimore City has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in MD.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City manages 42 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 66. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Baltimore City range from a high of 96 to a low of 20.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Baltimore City portfolio is Albemarle Square - Phase 3 and the lowest scoring property is Hollins House.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 62% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Baltimore City have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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68

Public Housing Projects

11,426

Public Housing Units

18,749

Section 8 Vouchers

Extra Large (10,000+)

Public Housing Size

Extra Large (10,000+)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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