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Hagerstown Housing Authority

35 W Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740

Hagerstown Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of July 9th, 2020, Hagerstown Housing Authority has 8 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Hagerstown, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached. The Gateway Crossing Mixed Income | Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The C. Williams Brooks Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The McCleary Hill Mixed Income Waiting List is open indefinitely. The AMP 1 Waiting List is open indefinitely. The AMP 2 Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The AMP 3 Waiting List is open indefinitely. The AMP 4 Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Hagerstown Housing Authority serves Hagerstown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hagerstown, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Gateway Crossing Mixed Income | Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
C. Williams Brooks Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
McCleary Hill Mixed Income Open Until Further Notice
AMP 1 Open Until Further Notice
AMP 2 Open Until Further Notice
AMP 3 Open Until Further Notice
AMP 4 Open Until Further Notice

Open Hagerstown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Hagerstown Housing Authority Website: http://www.hagerstownha.com/.

Hagerstown Housing Authority Phone: (301) 733-6911.

COVID-19 Update: As of July 6, 2020, the Hagerstown Housing Authority website says:

"For the safety of our staff and residents, entrance to our offices will be by appointment only.  Please contact your Case Manager, or call 301-733-6911 to book an appointment.  When entering our offices for appointments, a mask must be worn.  Please be aware that the number of families in our lobby will be limited to two at a time.  Thank you for your cooperation."

 

Open Until Application Limit: Hagerstown, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 15, 2018 at 10:00 am ET, until 2,000 applications have been submitted. It was last open in May, 2015.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Washington County, disabled, terminally ill, homeless, victim of domestic violence.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HHA Housing Choice Voucher page, or the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Gateway Crossing Mixed Income | Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Mixed Income/Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Gateway Crossing is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: C. Williams Brooks Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Senior (62+) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at C. Williams Brooks is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: McCleary Hill Mixed Income Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Mixed Income waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at McCleary Hill is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: AMP 1 Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) AMP 1 waiting list for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments at Parkside Homes, Frederick Manor, Douglass Court, and Scattered Sites is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: AMP 2 Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Senior (50+)/Disabled AMP 2 waiting list for Efficiency and 1-Bedroom apartments at Walnut Towers is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: AMP 3 Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) AMP 3 waiting list for 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom apartments at Noland Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: AMP 4 Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Senior (50+)/Disabled AMP 4 waiting list for Efficiency and 1-Bedroom apartments at Potomac Towers is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2020, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Washington County
  • Elderly/Disability
  • Working/Employed

For more information, the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020.

About Hagerstown Housing Authority

More information about Hagerstown Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.hagerstownha.com/.

Representatives of Hagerstown Housing Authority may be available by phone at (301) 733-6911. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Hagerstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hagerstown Housing Authority manages 907 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 768 1 79 57
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $612 $340 $1,072 $415
Monthly Cost $470,146 $340 $84,655 $23,669

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hagerstown 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 16% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,366 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

44% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 33% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hagerstown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Hagerstown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $662. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Hagerstown Housing Authority

Gateway Crossing

700 Lanvale St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Walnut Towers

12 S Walnut St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
55+

Potomac Towers

7 W Baltimore St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+
Accessible

Frederick Manor

218 Taylor Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Family & Senior

Noland Village

1080 Noland Dr
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Family & Senior

C. W Brooks

45 W Baltimore St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR

Parkside Homes

130 W North Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Douglass Court

84 W North Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Low Income Housing Managed by Hagerstown Housing Authority

McCleary Hill Phase I

West Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland