Housing Authority of Crisfield
115 S 7th Street Crisfield, Maryland 21817

410-968-0289

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Crisfield administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 329 affordable rental units. It also administers 23 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Crisfield 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 Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Crisfield between Public Housing Units (93%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (7%) to that of all housing authorities in Maryland, Housing Authority of Crisfield 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 Maryland.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Housing Authority of Crisfield scored an average of 57 points. The housing authority had a high score of 81 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maryland is 77.41.

Housing Authority of Crisfield has an average score that is less 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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 Crisfield manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 88. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Somers Cove Apartments has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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. Housing Authority of Crisfield owns and manages 329 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of Crisfield is $350.00 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 (hud.gov, 2013)

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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4

Public Housing Projects

329

Public Housing Units

23

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Very Small (1 - 49)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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