About Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown serves Hagerstown.

Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown (HACH) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers eight family communities and three apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a complete listing of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the HACH to pick up an application, located at 35 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.
2. Complete an online application here.
3. Download an application here, the print and complete.

Once the paper applications have been completed, they can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The HACH does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: resident of Washington County, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program, terminally ill, homeless, victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the HACH website at http://www.hagerstownha.org/, or by calling 301-733-6911, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

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Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown (HACH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACH website, or call the office at (301) 733-6911.

Last Updated on 08/28/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown manages 947 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 844 2 45 53
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $602 $426 $967 $501
Monthly Cost $507,863 $851 $43,531 $26,545

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

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 16% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,366 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 33% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Hagerstown voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $662. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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 the City of Hagerstown

151 Ross St
Gateway Crossing - Phase 1 is a 83 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.
12 S Walnut St
Walnut Towers is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.
11 W Baltimore St
Potomac Towers is a 326 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.
130 W North Ave
Frederick Manor is a 244 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.
1000A Noland Dr
Noland Village is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown

1000 Security Road
Washington Gardens is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Hagerstown. Rents at Washington Gardens are $635-894.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
11220 Pepperbush Circle #A
Hopewell Manor Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Hagerstown.
429 W Washington St
Washingtonian Apartments is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Hagerstown.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance