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Housing Authority of Calvert County

480 Main Street
Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland 20678

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of Calvert County offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Housing Authority of Calvert County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of July 5th, 2020, Housing Authority of Calvert County has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Calvert County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Calvert Pines I Senior and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Southern Pines I Senior and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Calvert Pines II Senior and Disabled Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Calvert County serves Calvert County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Calvert County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Calvert Pines I Senior and Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Southern Pines I Senior and Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Calvert Pines II Senior and Disabled Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Calvert County 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 Calvert County Website: https://www.calverthousing.org/.

Housing Authority of Calvert County Phone: (410) 535-5010.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed these waiting lists are still open. As of March 30, 2020, the website says:

"HACC OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE AND E-MAIL DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.

DUE TO LIMITED STAFFING YOU MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYS IN RESPONSE."

Open Until Further Notice: Calvert County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2019, until further notice.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Calvert County? (10 Points)
  • At least one adult who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and has done so for one year -
    or who are active participants in an educational or training program designed to prepare the individual for
    the job market. (5 Points)
    • This preference is automatically extended to elderly families or families whose head of household is
      receiving income based on their inability to work.
  • Head of household or spouse is a veteran of the US Military or the surviving spouse of a veteran. (1 Point)

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 CCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 535-5010.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2019, until further notice.

According to the CCHA, this waiting list is for, "72 PHA owned 2 and 3 bedroom single family homes located throughout Calvert County.  Only households with children are eligible."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Calvert County? (10 Points)
  • At least one adult who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and has done so for one year -
    or who are active participants in an educational or training program designed to prepare the individual for
    the job market. (5 Points)
    • This preference is automatically extended to elderly families or families whose head of household is
      receiving income based on their inability to work.
  • Head of household or spouse is a veteran of the US Military or the surviving spouse of a veteran. (1 Point)

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 CCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 535-5010.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Calvert Pines I Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for Senior (62+) and Disabled apartments at Calvert Pines I Senior Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2019, until further notice.

According to the CCHA, Calvert Pines I Senior Apartments is, "located in Prince Frederick; 52 units; multi-story elevator building (age 62 and above or disabled)."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Calvert County? (10 Points)
  • At least one adult who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and has done so for one year -
    or who are active participants in an educational or training program designed to prepare the individual for
    the job market. (5 Points)
    • This preference is automatically extended to elderly families or families whose head of household is
      receiving income based on their inability to work.
  • Head of household or spouse is a veteran of the US Military or the surviving spouse of a veteran. (1 Point)

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 CCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 535-5010.

Last Updated on 03/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Southern Pines I Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for Senior (62+) and Disabled apartments at Southern Pines I Senior Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2019, until further notice.

According to the CCHA, Southern Pines I Senior Apartments is, "located in Lusby; 76 units; multi-story elevator building (age 62 and above or disabled)."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Calvert County? (10 Points)
  • At least one adult who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and has done so for one year -
    or who are active participants in an educational or training program designed to prepare the individual for
    the job market. (5 Points)
    • This preference is automatically extended to elderly families or families whose head of household is
      receiving income based on their inability to work.
  • Head of household or spouse is a veteran of the US Military or the surviving spouse of a veteran. (1 Point)

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 CCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 535-5010.

Last Updated on 03/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Calvert Pines II Senior and Disabled Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Calvert County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for Senior (62+) and Disabled apartments at Calvert Pines II Senior Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2019, until further notice.

According to the CCHA, Calvert Pines II Senior Apartments is, "located in Prince Frederick; 48 units; multi-story elevator building (age 62 and above or disabled)."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Calvert County? (10 Points)
  • At least one adult who is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week and has done so for one year -
    or who are active participants in an educational or training program designed to prepare the individual for
    the job market. (5 Points)
    • This preference is automatically extended to elderly families or families whose head of household is
      receiving income based on their inability to work.
  • Head of household or spouse is a veteran of the US Military or the surviving spouse of a veteran. (1 Point)

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 CCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 535-5010.

Last Updated on 03/30/2020.

About Housing Authority of Calvert County

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of Calvert County offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Housing Authority of Calvert County can be found on its website at https://www.calverthousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Calvert County may be available by phone at (410) 535-5010. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Housing Authority of Calvert County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Calvert County manages 433 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 305 2 23 6 28
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $885 $962 $1,304 $986 $908
Monthly Cost $270,005 $1,924 $29,986 $5,917 $25,433

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Calvert County

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 54 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 61 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 $19,570 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% 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, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

54% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Calvert County Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% 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. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Calvert County voucher holders in 2016 was $447 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,019. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $239.



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 Calvert County

Scattered Site

309 Laurel Dr
Lusby, Maryland