Wicomico County Housing Authority
911 Booth Street
Salisbury , Wicomico County , MD

410-749-1383

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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Wicomico County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 277 affordable rental units. It also administers 383 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Wicomico County Housing Authority 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Wicomico County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Maryland, Wicomico County Housing Authority 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, Wicomico County Housing Authority scored an average of 62 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 0 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Maryland is 77.41.

Wicomico County Housing Authority 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.

Wicomico County Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 78. The scores for properties managed by Wicomico County Housing Authority range from a high of 86 to a low of 63.

The highest scoring property in the Wicomico County Housing Authority portfolio is Scattered Site and the lowest scoring property is Booth Street.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Wicomico County Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

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 Wicomico County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/28/11 Plan
2011 12/1/10 Plan
2010 1/27/10 Plan
2009 12/3/08 Plan
2008 9/16/08 Plan
2005 5/10/06 Plan
2004 11/15/04 Plan
2003 4/10/02 Plan
2002 4/10/02 Plan
2001 2/6/02 Plan
2000 4/27/01 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Salisbury from ApartmentSmart

3

Public Housing Projects

277

Public Housing Units

383

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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