Housing Choice Voucher Program

About the Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly known as “Section 8”, is a federally funded program that subsidizes rents for eligible participants who rent units in the private market. It is designed to assist very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to rent decent, safe and sanitary housing. A housing subsidy is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family. 

*Apply Online

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is now open. You may apply online.   

More information for Housing Choice Voucher participants is here


Find information for landlords and property owners

Administrative Plan

The Administrative Plan (pursuant to 982.54) covers both admission and continued participation policies for the program and will be utilized by Housing & Community Development. A copy of this plan has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Are you on the waiting list? Keep your address current!

If you are on the HCV Waiting List, and there has been a change in your contact information, you must submit the Address Change Request. Failure to provide your current contact information may result in your name being removed from the Waiting List.

New Request for Proposals for Regional Project-Based Voucher Program


Harford County is a partner with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) and others in the Baltimore Regional Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program. On behalf of the partners, BMC is seeking qualified and experienced developers to apply for affordable housing subsidies for new construction, substantial rehabilitation, or existing housing.

Proposals must be received by BMC no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020. Successful applicants may be eligible for scoring incentives in the upcoming 2020 competitive round of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards conducted by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

BMC will host a virtual pre-proposal conference for interested developers on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. See the RFP for connection details.

Written questions about this procurement should be sent to Dan Pontious at dpontious@baltometro.org no later than July 29. BMC will post answers to all submitted questions by July 31 on the BMC Requests for Proposals web page.

>> View the Request for Proposals