Public Housing Application

Before starting an application, please review the Preference Definitions and Family Public Housing Community Descriptions.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously applied for any of the Housing Authority’s programs, you MAY not be able to apply online.

If you enter your name and social security number and a previously submitted application appears on the screen, please do the following:

  • If all information on the screen is correct, or the ONLY information that needs to be modified is your contact information, you can modify your contact information if necessary, select the public housing communities for which you wish to apply, and submit your application.  No further action is necessary.
  • If ANY other information needs to be modified, YOU MAY NOT APPLY ON-LINE. Instead, please print out and complete a REACTIVATE PUBLIC HOUSING APPLICATION FORM and return it to the Housing Authority by mail, or in person at the Housing Authority office.

IMPORTANT: You MUST add all household members to your application to be placed on the correct bedroom size. You MUST enter a Social Security number and birthdate to add a household member.

Click here to start a Public Housing Application

Your bedroom size will be finalized by a caseworker based on your family composition. We reserve the right to revise the bedroom size you select based on our occupancy standards.


IF WE ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YOU AND YOU DO NOT RESPOND YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WAITING LIST. Changes in your contact information may be completed online at any time; however, changes to other information will require submission of a Public Housing Waiting List Change Form.

Housing Application

Q. When can I apply for Public Housing?
A. You can apply at any time by completing our Online Application. If you cannot apply online or need assistance in completing your application, you may apply in person on Tuesdays only from 9:00am to 2:45pm at our Main Office at 209 Madison Street, Frederick MD 21701. For directions click here. Applications are done on a first come first serve basis so please expect wait times of up to one hour to apply.

Q. Am I on the waiting list? / Where am I on the waiting list?
A. We now offer an online waiting list check option. Please note: any position numbers displayed are subject to change due to your application preferences and those of other applicants on our list. These positions can change on a daily basis.

Please click HERE to check your status on the PUBLIC HOUSING waiting list.
Click here to update the contact information on your application.

If you applied for the Public Housing Waiting list and the system currently shows “Withdrawn,” you can reactivate your application by completing the Reactivate Application form and return it to our main office.

If you are “Withdrawn” or “Expired” from the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list you cannot reactivate at this time.

Click here for more FAQ about Public Housing. For additional information on other income based housing options in Frederick click for the Other Subsidized Housing Options in Frederick information sheet.