Wicomico County Housing Authority
911 Booth Street Salisbury, MD 21801

410-749-1383

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Wicomico County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 277 affordable rental units. It also administers 383 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Wicomico County Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Wicomico County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in MD, Wicomico County Housing Authority 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.

Wicomico County Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 78. The scores for properties managed by Wicomico County Housing Authority range from a high of 86 to a low of 63.

The highest scoring property in the Wicomico County Housing Authority portfolio is Scattered Site and the lowest scoring property is Booth Street.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Wicomico County Housing Authority 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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3

Public Housing Projects

277

Public Housing Units

383

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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