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Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

7483 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 21061

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of July 13th, 2020, Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Anne Arundel County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County serves Anne Arundel County.

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County serves only certain areas of the City of Annapolis.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Anne Arundel County, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County 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 Commission of Anne Arundel County Website: http://hcaac.com/wp1/.

Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Phone: (410) 222-6200.

COVID-19 Update: As of April 21, 2020, the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County website says:

"The Governor and the County Executive have both declared EMERGENCY STATUS in our county and

For your safety, you are asked to be prepared now for the COVID-19 virus and follow all protocol for safety so that you stay well.

The Housing Commission will keep all buildings and functions operational, however we must do it from remote locations and employees may only be on site for isolated periods of time and will avoid contact with residents

There will be no face-to-face meetings or appointments until further notice. Please contact your manager or agency contact via phone or email. A list is available HERE.

We will not complete routine work orders until further notice, however technicians will handle emergency situations. This is to protect everyone from possible virus interaction. If your repair is not an emergency, please understand that we will complete it when the crisis has passed.

We will not inspect units unless it is an emergency or to move into a vacant unit."

Open Until Further Notice: Anne Arundel County, Maryland 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 open. Applications are being accepted from July 10, 2019, until further notice. Applications were last accepted on July, 2014.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Complete an application in person at the HCAAC Admissions & Occupancy Department, located at 7483 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Substandard Housing (3 Points)
  • Involuntary Displacement (3 Points)
  • Paying in Excess of 50% of Income for Rent (3 Points)
  • Living or Working in Anne Arundel County (1 Point)
  • Working Family (1 Point)

Further explanation of each preference can be found here, on Page 10. 

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the HCAAC public notice, or visit the HCAAC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (410) 222-6205.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Complete an application in person at the HCAAC Admissions & Occupancy Department, located at 7483 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

For more information, visit the HCAAC Family Properties page, or the HCAAC website.

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 07/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (HCAAC) waiting list for Senior and DIsabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Complete an application in person at the HCAAC Admissions & Occupancy Department, located at 7483 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

For more information, visit the HCAAC Senior and Disabled Properties page, or the HCAAC website.

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 07/07/2020.

About Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

More information about Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County can be found on its website at http://hcaac.com/wp1/.

Representatives of Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County may be available by phone at (410) 222-6200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (410) 761-2661.

How To Update Your Application

Visit the HCAAC website, and select the "Application Update" link under "Quick Links" on the right of the page.


About the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County manages 1,817 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 VASH
Vouchers 1,532 12 15 106 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $931 $905 $792 $1,054 $906
Monthly Cost $1,426,303 $10,863 $11,885 $111,698 $20,832

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 Apartments Operated by Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County

Burwood Gardens

6660 Shelly Rd
Glen Burnie, Maryland

Meade Village

504 Stoney Hill Ct
Severn, Maryland
Family & Senior

Pinewood Village

7900 Benesch Cir
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Freetown Village

7820 Darrell Henry Court
Pasadena, Maryland

Glen Square

102 Crain Hwy N
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR