About Housing Authority of Prince Georges County

The Housing Authority of Prince Georges County is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Largo, Maryland.

The Housing Authority of Prince Georges County serves Prince Georges County, Laurel and Temple Hills.

Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Prince George's County (HAPGC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly two weeks in October 2015. 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 on the HAPGC website. The pre-application was available online only. Applicants were allowed to use a computer, tablet or smart phone to apply.

The HAPGC identified the following preferences: Applicants who live/work/are hired to work in Prince George's County, MD.

Please note: The HAPGC used a rare tiered system of preferences. Applicants must have qualified for the residency preference to be eligible for any other preferences.

The additional preferences were: Employed at least 30 hours per week, elderly, disabled/handicapped, veteran/veteran family, enrolled in a full time training or educational program with the intent of securing employment within the next 12 months as a result of completing the program, household that has successfully completed a transitional housing program under Prince George's County continuum of Care Program.

The HAPGC placed 5,000 applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.

According to a notice published on the HAPGC website, more than 39,000 people applied to the waiting list.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list by November 16, 2016 online here, or by calling 1 (844) 796-9874.

The HAPGC will notify the public when the waiting list reopens though local media and libraries. 

For more information, visit the HAPGC website, call the waiting list information line at (301) 583-9906, or call the office at (301) 883-5531 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/19/2017.

Section 8 PBV Waiting List Project Based Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Prince George's County (HAPGC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in May 2016. 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 on the HAPGC website. The application was available online only. No applications were accepted in person. Only one application per household was accepted. Households that submitted multiple applications may be disqualified.

No preferences were identified.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HAPGC website, call the waiting list information line at (301) 583-9906, or call the office at (301) 883-5531 during normal office hours.


IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 06/19/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Prince George's County (HAPGC) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from May 9, 2016 at 9:00 am, until May 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET.

Please note: 

  • This waiting list is only open for 2-4 bedroom units.
  • Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit this application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications.

To apply, complete the online application here. The application is available online only. No applications will be accepted in person. Only one application per household will be accepted. Households that submit multiple applications may be disqualified.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library. A list of Prince George's County libraries can be found here.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can call the HAPGC at (301) 583-9906 or send an email to HAPGC@co.pg.md.us.

Applicants can receive assistance in completing the application by visiting one of the following libraries on May 12-13, 2016 from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm:

  • Belsville Branch
    4319 Sellman Rd.
    Beltsville MD, 20705
  • Oxon Hill Branch
    6200 Oxon Hill Rd.
    Oxon Hill, MD 20784 
  • Spaulding's Branch
    5811 Old Silver Hill Rd.
    District Heights, MD 20747
No preferences have been identified.

1,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAPGC website, call the waiting list information line at (301) 583-9906, or call the office at (301) 883-5531 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/14/2016.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Prince George's County (HAPGC) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from May 9, 2016 at 9:00 am, until May 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET.

Please note: 

  • This waiting list is only open for 2-4 bedroom units.
  • Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit this application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications.

To apply, complete the online application here. The application is available online only. No applications will be accepted in person. Only one application per household will be accepted. Households that submit multiple applications may be disqualified.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library. A list of Prince George's County libraries can be found here.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can call the HAPGC at (301) 583-9906 or send an email to HAPGC@co.pg.md.us.

Applicants can receive assistance in completing the application by visiting one of the following libraries on May 12-13, 2016 from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm:

  • Belsville Branch
    4319 Sellman Rd.
    Beltsville MD, 20705
  • Oxon Hill Branch
    6200 Oxon Hill Rd.
    Oxon Hill, MD 20784 
  • Spaulding's Branch
    5811 Old Silver Hill Rd.
    District Heights, MD 20747
No preferences have been identified.

1,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAPGC website, call the waiting list information line at (301) 583-9906, or call the office at (301) 883-5531 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/14/2016.

More information about Housing Authority of Prince Georges County can be found on its website at ha.mypgc.us.


About the Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Prince Georges County manages 5,809 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,318 67 471 669 153 131
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,084 $1,003 $1,306 $1,127 $1,113 $949
Monthly Cost $4,681,838 $67,198 $614,918 $754,114 $170,222 $124,254

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Prince Georges 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 13% having issued approximately 426 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $19,099 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 96% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Prince Georges County voucher holders in 2016 was $497 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,187. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $249.



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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