Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

209 Madison Street
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 21701

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation, Homeownership, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. As of November 26th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Frederick has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick serves Frederick.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice
Frederick, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Website: https://www.hacfrederick.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Phone: (301) 662-8173.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

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 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.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Waiting Lists

Closed: Frederick, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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 rental assistance in Frederick, Maryland.

Last Updated on 09/30/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Frederick can be found on its website at https://www.hacfrederick.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Frederick may be available by phone at (301) 662-8173. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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
HCV Portability Status

As of 11/26/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Frederick 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 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 731 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 562 23 70 30 46
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $935 $712 $958 $1,254 $977
Monthly Cost $525,622 $16,373 $67,083 $37,619 $44,952

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

Hillcrest Commons

1150 Orchard Ter
Frederick, Maryland

Carver Community

201 Madison St
Frederick, Maryland

Lucas Village

113 Pennsylvania Ave
Frederick, Maryland

Catoctin View

800 Motter Ave
Frederick, Maryland
62+

Catoctin Manor

800 Motter Ave
Frederick, Maryland

Lincoln Community

South Bentz St
Frederick, Maryland