Hagerstown Housing Authority

35 W Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
(301) 733-6911

Hagerstown Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Hagerstown, Maryland that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 22nd, 2019, Hagerstown Housing Authority has 5 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 Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The (50+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The C.Williams Brooks Elderly (62+) 1-Bedroom Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Gateway Crossing 1-4 Bedroom Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Hagerstown Housing Authority serves Hagerstown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hagerstown, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Family Public Housing Open Indefinitely
(50+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Indefinitely
C.Williams Brooks Elderly (62+) 1-Bedroom Open Indefinitely
Gateway Crossing 1-4 Bedroom Open Indefinitely

Open Hagerstown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  June 15th, 2018  at 10:00 AM  ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application.  In Person Application.  Print Out Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Elderly.  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Disabled.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

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

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Printable Application" section, and select the "Print an application for all other properties and/or Section 8" link.
  3. Complete the application at Noland Village Community Center, 1048 Noland Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740, on June 15, June 18 and June 19, 2018, from 10:00am until 2:00pm  ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the Hagerstown Housing Authority at 35 West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740.

  2. Dropped off at the Hagerstown Housing Authority, at the address above, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, ET.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Persons who live or work locally, elderly persons, and disabled persons.

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 Section 8 page here.

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 12/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Printable Application" section, and select the "Print an application for all other properties and/or Section 8" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown, 35 W. Baltimore St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Washington County, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program, terminally ill, homeless, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the HHA Public Housing page here.

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 12/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: (50+) Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Elderly (50+)/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Printable Application" section, and select the "Print an application for all other properties and/or Section 8" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown, 35 W. Baltimore St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Washington County, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program, terminally ill, homeless, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the HHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: C.Williams Brooks Elderly (62+) 1-Bedroom Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) C. Williams Brooks Elderly (62+) waiting list for 1-Bedroom units is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Printable Application" section, and select the "Print an application for all other properties and/or Section 8" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown, 35 W. Baltimore St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

For more information, visit the HHA C. Williams Brooks page here.

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 12/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Gateway Crossing 1-4 Bedroom Waiting List

The Hagerstown Housing Authority (HHA) Gateway Crossing waiting list for 1-4 Bedroom units is currently open, since at least December 5, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Printable Application" section, and select the "Print an application for our Gateway Crossing Community" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown, 35 W. Baltimore St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

For more information, visit the HHA Gateway Crossing page here.

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 12/05/2018.

About Hagerstown Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/22/2019, it is not known if Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hagerstown Housing Authority manages 925 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 792 2 77 52
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $638 $412 $932 $434
Monthly Cost $505,005 $823 $71,758 $22,563

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 Operated by Hagerstown Housing Authority

Gateway Crossing - Phase 1

151 Ross St
Hagerstown, MD

Walnut Towers

12 S Walnut St
Hagerstown, MD

Potomac Towers

11 W Baltimore St
Hagerstown, MD

Frederick Manor

130 W North Ave
Hagerstown, MD

Noland Village

1000A Noland Dr
Hagerstown, MD