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Housing Authority of the City of Frederick

209 Madison Street
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland 21701

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 8th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Frederick has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick serves Frederick.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

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

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The one bedroom waiting list is currently accepting pre-applications, as of December 1, 2015 at 9:00 am ET.

The HACF offers five apartment communities for families and senior disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Submit a pre-application at the HACF office, from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm on Tuesdays.

Elderly applicants who need assistance completing the pre-application can contact the Catoctin View/Manor Property Manager at (301) 620-8666 to schedule an appointment.

No documents are needed at this time.

The HACF has identified the following preferences: Employed and working at least 30 hours a week for the past six months or more, senior, disabled, homeless, displaced by fire or natural disaster, live and/or work in Frederick City, veteran, or disabled veteran.

For more information, visit the HACF website, or call the office at (301) 662-8173, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, 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 (301)662-8173.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/01/2015.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Frederick Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick (HACF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


For more information, visit the HACF website, or call the office at (301) 662-8173, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 11/25/2015.

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 http://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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/08/2020, 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 797 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 614 21 85 27 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $960 $737 $926 $1,306 $929
Monthly Cost $589,152 $15,476 $78,744 $35,274 $46,468

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

1155 Orchard Ter
Frederick, Maryland
Accepts Vouchers

Geo Washington Carver

201 Madison St
Frederick, Maryland

Lucas Village

113 Pennsylvania Ave
Frederick, Maryland

Catoctin View

800 Motter Ave
Frederick, Maryland

Catoctin Manor

798 Motter Ave
Frederick, Maryland

Frederick Revitalization I

524 N Bentz St
Frederick, Maryland