Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

7477 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21060

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County is a Public Housing Agency in Glen Burnie, Maryland that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 22nd, 2019, Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County serves Anne Arundel County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HCAAC offers three family communities and seven communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to 7481 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: spouse abuse, homeless, no indoor plumbing or cooking, home condemned, home damaged by fire or flood, or by action of homeowner.

More information can be found by visiting the HCAAC website at http://hcaac.com/, or by calling 410-222-6200 between the hours of 8:00 am and 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 (410)222-6200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


The HCAAC states on its website that as of July 1, 2014, funding has not been increased, and those on the waiting list will not be issued vouchers until further notice.


Because of this delay, the average wait time for households on the waiting list is 7-10 years, or more, after the date of application submission.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

More information about Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County can be found on its website at www.hcaac.com. Representatives of Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County may be available by phone at (410) 222-6200. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/22/2019, it is not known if Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County 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 Commission of Anne Arundel County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County manages 1,662 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,502 13 21 106 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $926 $797 $924 $1,073 $864
Monthly Cost $1,390,725 $10,365 $19,396 $113,762 $17,286

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Commission of Anne Arundel 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 6% having issued approximately 255 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $17,779 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 61% 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, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 33% 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 Commission of Anne Arundel County voucher holders in 2016 was $461 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $924. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Commission of Anne Arundel County

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6660 Shelly Rd
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Freetown Village

7830 Levy Ct
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Glen Square

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Apartment Communities managed by Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

Meade Village

1710 Meade Village Circle
Severn, MD
HCV Welcome
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