Housing Authority of Crisfield

115 S 7th Street
Crisfield, Somerset County, Maryland 21817

Housing Authority of Crisfield is a Public Housing Agency in Crisfield, Maryland that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Housing Authority of Crisfield has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Crisfield serves Crisfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Crisfield Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Crisfield (HAC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HAC offers 330 apartment units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 410-968-0288 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the HAC to pick up an application, located at 115 S. 7th St., Crisfield, MD 21817, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The HAC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: victim of domestic violence, living in substandard conditions, veteran, disabled, elderly, employed, living and/or working in Crisfield.

For more information, call the HAC at 410-968-0288 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410)968-0288.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Housing Authority of Crisfield

Representatives of Housing Authority of Crisfield may be available by phone at (410) 968-0289. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Crisfield 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 Housing Authority of Crisfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Crisfield manages 21 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $523
Monthly Cost $10,979

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Crisfield

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 5% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $9,114 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 90% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 10% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Crisfield Housing Choice Voucher program, 7% include at least one person with a disability. 12% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Crisfield voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $533. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.



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.


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