Housing Authority of Prince Georges County
9400 Peppercorn Place
Largo, Prince Georges County, MD

301-883-5531

Waiting List Status: Closed


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8

Public Housing Projects

372

Public Housing Units

5,750

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of Prince Georges County
9400 Peppercorn Place
Largo, Prince Georges County, MD

301-883-5531

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Prince Georges County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 372 affordable rental units. It also administers 5,750 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Prince Georges County 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Prince Georges County between Public Housing Units (6%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (94%) to that of all housing authorities in Maryland, Housing Authority of Prince Georges County 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 (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 Prince Georges County scored an average of 84 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2004 and a low score of 56 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maryland is 77.41.

Housing Authority of Prince Georges County 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 (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 Prince Georges County manages 6 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Prince Georges County range from a high of 99 to a low of 57.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Prince Georges County portfolio is Glassmanor and the lowest scoring property is Kimberly Gardens.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 83% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Prince Georges County have 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 Prince Georges County owns and manages 372 public housing units in 8 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of Prince Georges County is $332.00 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)

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 Prince Georges County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 9/25/12 Plan
2011 7/14/11 Plan
2010 8/12/10 Plan
2009 6/29/09 Plan
2007 5/29/07 Plan
2005 5/14/05 Plan