Baltimore County, MD Housing
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Baltimore County, MD Housing Authority is accepting waiting list applications. However, according to their website at, the average wait time for assistance is nine years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Baltimore County, MD Housing administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 6,124 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Baltimore County, MD Housing is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Baltimore County, MD Housing is among the 25% of Maryland housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Baltimore County, MD Housing scored an average of 99 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2002 and a low score of 89 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maryland is 77.41.

Baltimore County, MD Housing has an average score that is more than the average Maryland housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Baltimore County, MD Housing.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/7/12 Plan
2011 8/31/11 Plan
2010 6/30/10 Plan
2009 1/11/10 Plan
2008 7/21/08 Plan
2007 6/18/07 Plan
2006 8/3/06 Plan
2005 9/28/05 Plan
2004 9/1/04 Plan
2003 11/6/03 Plan
2002 11/12/02 Plan
2001 6/26/01 Plan
2000 3/9/01 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Baltimore from ApartmentSmart

Pedestal Gardens
1 - 4 BR

Walker Co-op
1 - 1 BR


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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