Calvert County Housing Authority
480 Main Street
Prince Frederick, Calvert County, MD


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list was last opened August 2011 and there is no notice of when it will reopen.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedClosedNot Applicable

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Calvert County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 72 affordable rental units. It also administers 339 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Calvert County Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Calvert County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (18%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (82%) to that of all housing authorities in Maryland, Calvert County Housing Authority has a smaller 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 Maryland.

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, Calvert County Housing Authority scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 76 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maryland is 77.41.

Calvert County Housing Authority 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Calvert County Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 93. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Scattered Site has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Calvert County Housing Authority owns and manages 72 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Calvert County Housing Authority is $425.00 compared to the state average of $379.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Maryland ranges from a low of $265.00 to a high of $539.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

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 Calvert County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/18/10 Plan
2008 8/25/08 Plan
2007 5/10/07 Plan
2006 6/7/06 Plan
2005 7/20/05 Plan
2004 7/9/04 Plan
2003 7/16/02 Plan
2002 7/16/02 Plan
2001 1/22/02 Plan
2000 3/9/01 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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