Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

209 Madison Street, Frederick, MD

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Housing Authority of the City of Frederick.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice
Frederick, Maryland Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation, Homeownership and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs in Frederick.

Go to the Maryland Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Maryland Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available here.
  2. Complete an application at the HACF office; located at 209 Madison Street, Frederick MD 21701; on Tuesdays only from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm ET. Applicants should expect wait times of up to one hour to apply.

 

The HACF has identified the following preferences:

For more information, visit the HACF website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 662-8173.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/26/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) Moderate Rehabilitation Program waiting list for apartments at the Carriage House is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at the HACF main office, located at 209 Madison St, Frederick, MD 21701.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACF website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACF on February 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Frederick, Maryland.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (301) 662-8173.

Last Updated on 08/26/2021.

Closed: Frederick, Maryland Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 1, 2021, until September 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. In person applications were accepted on Tuesdays only, at the HACF office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Working
  • Veteran

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACF website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACF public notice on August 26, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Frederick, Maryland.

Last Updated on 03/01/2022.

About Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Frederick manages 707 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 548 19 1 68 25 46
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $943 $645 $494 $950 $1,334 $978
Monthly Cost $516,874 $12,254 $494 $64,605 $33,341 $44,981
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 85 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 63 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $19,094 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 55% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

47% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 58% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 the City of Frederick voucher holders in 2016 was $481 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,077. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.

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.