Charles County Housing Authority

8190 Port Tobacco Road
Port Tobacco Village, Charles County, Maryland 20677

Charles County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Homeownership Voucher programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Charles County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Charles County Housing Authority serves Charles County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Charles County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open Charles County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Charles County Housing Authority Website: https://www.charlescountymd.gov/services/health-and-human-services/housing-services/housing-authority.

Charles County Housing Authority Phone: (301) 934-9305.

Open Now: Charles County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Charles County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The CCHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from September 17, 2021 at 8:00 am, until September 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Veteran households
  • Live or work in Charles County

500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHA public notice on September 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Charles County, Maryland.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 934-0120.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

About Charles County Housing Authority

More information about Charles County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.charlescountymd.gov/services/health-and-human-services/housing-services/housing-authority.

Representatives of Charles County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (301) 934-9305. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2021, it is not known if Charles County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Charles County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Charles County Housing Authority manages 680 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 555 7 8 15 95
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,020 $499 $924 $1,411 $1,088
Monthly Cost $566,107 $3,491 $7,391 $21,172 $103,403

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Charles County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 92 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 88 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $19,995 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 82% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Charles County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Charles County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $529 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,270. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $217.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.