The Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is CLOSED

The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick opened its Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list from September 1-30th, 2021.  Applications received during this period WILL NOT be ordered by date and time of application.  Instead, applications will be randomly sorted using the Waiting List Lottery process, then arranged by preference categories claimed.

You MUST add each household member to your application with
their complete Social Security number and birthdate.
You MUST provide a good mailing address for your application to be accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: The voucher waiting list utilizes a LOCAL preference. Applicants that LIVE or WORK in Frederick city or county will receive more priority on the list than non-locals.

Q. What is a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)?
A. The Housing Choice Voucher program allows a family of low to moderate income to rent an apartment or house anywhere in the community.

Q. Is the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open?
A. No, the waiting list is now CLOSED. The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list was open from September 1 – 31, 2021. Applications were accepted 24/7 using our online application link and on Tuesdays. We do not anticipate reopening the waiting list anytime soon. You can find out more about our open waiting list for public housing here.

Q. What happens after I apply?
A. The applications will be randomly sorted using the Waiting List Lottery process, then arranged by preference categories claimed. Position numbers will NOT be available until after the application period closes. Check online in mid-late October for your position number.

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.
The link to check your application status will only be available after the application period has closed.

Click here to update the contact information on your application.

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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List change form.

Q. How will I know if I am at the top of the list?
A. We will contact you through the mail and request verification information if you come to the top of the list. WE WILL NOT CALL YOU. Please make sure your mailing address is up to date in our system at all times.

Q. How long will I have to be on the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher?
A. Depending upon your preferences selected on the application and funding available, wait could be six (6) months to six (6) years or longer.

Q. What if I move while on the waiting list?
A. You can change your address online or fill out a Change Form. You can print out a Change Form here. Change forms can also be obtained anytime during regular business hours at the front desk at the HACF main office.

Q. What if I want to add or remove someone from my application?
A. You would need to fill out a Change Form. You will need to know social security(s) of the person(s) you want to add or remove. You can print out a Change Form here.

Q. Can you mail me a change form?
A. We do not mail Change Forms. You can print out a Change Form here. Change forms can also be obtained anytime during regular business hours at the front desk at the HACF main office.

Q. How long will I keep the voucher?
A. As long as your income is not sufficient for you to pay 100% of your rent and utilities, you have not violated the program’s rules and funding is available, you will keep the voucher indefinitely.

Forms
Housing Choice Voucher Preference Definitions
Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Change Form