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Housing Authority of Baltimore City

417 E Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Housing Authority of Baltimore City is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of October 31st, 2020, Housing Authority of Baltimore City has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on June 30th, 2021.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City serves Baltimore.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Baltimore, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Housing Authority of Baltimore City 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.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City Website: https://www.habc.org/.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City Phone: (410) 396-3232.

COVID-19 Update: As of April 13, 2020, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City website says: 

"Due to the ongoing public health emergency, HABC will remain closed to the public until May 1st."

More information can be found here.

Open Now: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from October 5, 2020 at 12:00 am, until June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

Please note: Applicants must be sixty-two (62) years of age or older and qualify for a one-bedroom unit.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HABC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HABC public notice, as of October 5, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Baltimore, Maryland .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via writing to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, 1225 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, send an email to HCVP.info@habc.org or call (443) 984-2222.

Last Updated on 10/05/2020.

Other Housing Authority of Baltimore City Waiting Lists

Closed: Baltimore, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nine days in October 2014, and before that in 2003. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

In the first hour of the 2014 opening, the HABC received more than 10,000 applications. The first full day of applications saw 42,000 total applications.  It is estimatde that for the opening as a whole, the HABC received more than 60,000 applications. 

About 25,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants who have been selected on the waiting list were notified in writing by March 1, 2015.

For more information, visit the HABC HCVP page, or the HABC website.

Last Updated on 04/17/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HABC HCVP page, or the HABC website.

Last Updated on 04/17/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on December 19, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application from the Admissions and Leasing Office, or any Public Housing community.
  3. Request an application by mail by calling the Admissions and Leasing Center; Maryland Relay System; or the Customer Relations Center.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse is employed full time or part time
  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse is employed full time or part time in Baltimore City
  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse is 62 or older
  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse is a Veteran
  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse lives in Baltimore City
  • Head, Co-Head of Household, or spouse has a job offer to begin to work in Baltimore City withing the next 60 days
  • Anyone in the household has a disability

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HABC Public Housing page, or the HABC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Baltimore, Maryland. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 12/19/2019.

About Housing Authority of Baltimore City

More information about Housing Authority of Baltimore City can be found on its website at https://www.habc.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Baltimore City may be available by phone at (410) 396-3232. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 31st, 2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Baltimore City is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 11/19/2018, Housing Authority of Baltimore City is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Baltimore City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Baltimore City manages 17,195 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled Litigation
Vouchers 2,541 115 97 722 10,387 1,026 471 32 1,769
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,459 $575 $1,181 $827 $888 $1,090 $649 $791 $1,349
Monthly Cost $3,707,559 $66,137 $114,555 $596,744 $9,226,244 $1,118,065 $305,570 $25,327 $2,385,814

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Baltimore City

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 10% having issued approximately 1,625 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $14,673 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Baltimore City Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Housing Authority of Baltimore City voucher holders in 2016 was $362 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $966. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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 Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Westhills Square

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Renaissance at Reservoir Hill

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Arbor Oaks

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Broadway Overlook

100 N Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland

Mcculloh Homes Ext

1102 Druid Hill Ave
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Lakeview Towers

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$1,016-1,149
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J. Van Story Branch, Senior Apartments

11 W 20th St
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Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Monument East Apartments

633 N Aisquith St
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Wyman House

123 W 29th St
Baltimore, Maryland

Chase House

1037 Cathedral St
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Govans Manor

5220 York Rd
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Ellerslie Apartments

601 Wyanoke Ave
Baltimore, Maryland

Bel Park Towers

3800 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

The Brentwood

401 E 25th St
Baltimore, Maryland

Rosemont

740 Poplar Grove St
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Primrose Place

820 S Caton Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Hollins House

1010 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland

The Allendale

3600 W Franklin St
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR

Midtown Apartments

922 N Calhoun St
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Montpelier

2630 Harford Rd
Baltimore, Maryland

Uptown Apartments

709 E Eager St
Baltimore, Maryland

Stricker Street

709 E Eager St
Baltimore, Maryland

North Barclay Green

2200 Homewood Ave
Baltimore, Maryland

Vacant House

1330 Laurens St
Baltimore, Maryland

Latrobe Homes

900 E Madison St
Baltimore, Maryland

Mcculloh Homes Ext

442 Manse Ct
Baltimore, Maryland

Perkins Homes

1411 Gough St
Baltimore, Maryland

Douglass Homes

200 Silver Ct
Baltimore, Maryland

Gilmor Homes

1603 Bruce Ct
Baltimore, Maryland

Odonnell Heights

1200 Gusryan St
Baltimore, Maryland

Cherry Hill Homes

2700 Spelman Rd
Baltimore, Maryland

Brooklyn Homes

4140 10th St
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Westport Homes

2343 Norfolk St
Baltimore, Maryland

Rosemont Dukeland

1121 N Ellamont St
Baltimore, Maryland

Somerset Extension

1500 E Lexington St
Baltimore, Maryland

Bernard E Mason Apartments

2121 Windsor Garden Ln
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR

Monastery Gardens

139 Thomas Guidera Cir
Baltimore, Maryland

Hillside Park

4902 Parkton Ct
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Heritage Crossing

904 W Franklin St
Baltimore, Maryland

Albemarle Square

120 S Central Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
$925-1,107
1-2 BR

St Ambrose

1436 Union Ave
Baltimore, Maryland

Homes for Arundel

117 E Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, Maryland

Thompson 22 - Scattered Site

1314 Berry St
Baltimore, Maryland

Vacant House

1012 N Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland

Vacant House

415 E 23rd St
Baltimore, Maryland

Vacant House

1825 W Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland

Vacant House

2238 Brookfield Ave
Baltimore, Maryland

Sharp Leadenhall

908 Bevan St
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Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of Baltimore City

The Townes At The Terrraces

800 W Saratoga St
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