About Housing Authority of Crisfield

The Housing Authority of Crisfield is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Crisfield, Maryland.

The Housing Authority of Crisfield serves Crisfield.

Housing Authority of Crisfield Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of Crisfield Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Those who Live in Substandard Housing. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Housing Authority of Crisfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Crisfield manages 23 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $547
Monthly Cost $12,585

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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of Crisfield

1 Somers Cv
Somers Cove Apartments is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Crisfield.
51 Somers Cv
Somers Cove Apartments is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Crisfield.
101 Somers Cv
Somers Cove Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Crisfield.
201 Somers Cv
Somers Cove Apartments is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community in Crisfield.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Crisfield

29 Village Drive
Somerset Village Apartments is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Crisfield.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Crisfield.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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