Housing Authority of Crisfield
115 S 7th Street
Crisfield, Somerset County, MD


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Crisfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Crisfield Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Crisfield (HAC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAC offers 330 apartment units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 410-968-0288 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the HAC to pick up an application, located at 115 S. 7th St., Crisfield, MD 21817, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The HAC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: victim of domestic violence, living in substandard conditions, veteran, disabled, elderly, employed, living and/or working in Crisfield.

For more information, call the HAC at 410-968-0288 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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 Housing Authority of Crisfield.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/9/12 Plan
2011 3/9/11 Plan
2010 2/19/10 Plan
2009 3/27/09 Plan
2008 5/6/08 Plan
2007 4/12/07 Plan
2006 11/14/06 Plan
2005 6/1/06 Plan
2004 11/15/04 Plan
2003 12/5/03 Plan
2002 9/6/02 Plan
2001 6/11/01 Plan
2000 8/31/00 Plan