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The Howard County Housing Commission office will be CLOSED on November 24 & 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

​Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) – WAITING LIST CLOSED

This program is funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, providing a rental subsidy to low-income, elderly and disabled families by a housing voucher.

Learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher Program and watch our informational video on HCVP:

​​Commission-Owned Rental Housing Program

These units are owned by the Commission and regulated by a variety rental subsidy or below-market rent programs including Low Income Tax Credit, Partnership Rental Housing and Moderate Income Housing Unit Program. Applications for these units are available at each property.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)

This program is funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is dedicated to address the housing needs of low-income families living with HIV/AIDS. The Commission partners with the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Human Services to make this program available in Howard County.

Mainstream Vouchers

Howard County Housing Commission has been awarded vouchers to help nonelderly, disabled families with housing assistance though HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Grant. Priority will be given to families who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; homeless; or at risk of becoming homeless. Mainstream vouchers will allow HCHC to assist very low-income individuals and families with a disability by paying a portion of rent. The Mainstream program also helps to further the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act by helping persons with disabilities live in the most integrated setting. 

​AWARD NOTICE – Mainstream Vouchers
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