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Wicomico Housing Authority
Wicomico Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Salisbury, Maryland that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 28th, 2020, Wicomico Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Wicomico Housing Authority serves Wicomico County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Senior and Disabled Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Wicomico, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher
Open Wicomico Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Wicomico Housing Authority Website: http://www.wicomicocounty.org/.
Wicomico Housing Authority Phone: (410) 749-1383.
Open Until Further Notice:
Senior and Disabled 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List
The Wicomico Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.
The WHA offers three apartment communities with 277 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
To apply for public housing you must stop by the WHA office to pick up an application, located at 911 Booth St., Salisbury, MD 21801, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.
The WHA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wicomico.
For more information, the WHA can be reached by calling 410-749-1383, during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4107491383.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 01/08/2018.
Other Wicomico Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Wicomico, Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Wicomico Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in May 2015 and there is no notice of when it will reopen.
To apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, applicants were required to stop by the WHA office to pick up an application, located at 911 Booth St., Salisbury, MD 21801, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.
Once the application was been completed, it could be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.
Please Note: If you mailed the application, it must have been postmarked by May 29, 2015.
This housing authority did have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wicomico County.
For more information, the WHA can be reached by calling 410-749-1383 during normal office hours.
Last Updated on 02/04/2020.
About Wicomico Housing Authority
More information about Wicomico Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.wicomicocounty.org/.
Representatives of Wicomico Housing Authority may be available by phone at (410) 749-1383. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Wicomico Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Wicomico Housing Authority manages 222 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 ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out |
||218 ||3 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$659 ||$420 ||$477 |
||$143,744 ||$1,259 ||$477 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wicomico Housing Authority
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,592 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 61% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 9% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
44% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.
87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Wicomico Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 20% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 34% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Wicomico Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $620. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $193.
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 Wicomico Housing Authority
901 Booth St
521 Alabama Ave
7980 Farm House Dr
Low Income Housing Managed by Wicomico Housing Authority
1007 Lake St
$345-913 1-3 BR