Easily Request Section 8 at Frederick County Housing Authority

Section 8 Easily Request Section 8 at Frederick County Housing Authority

Easily Request Section 8 at Frederick County Housing Authority

If you are considered a low-income household, you are probably searching for ways to find more affordable housing. It can be difficult to secure a home that is clean and in good condition and in a safe neighborhood. Not everyone understands the struggle of housing insecurity.

However, most cities and counties throughout the country have public housing authorities that have established or are offering affordable housing. They often maintain a variety of programs, including running their apartments for low-income individuals or families and participating in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program called the Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

To learn more about the Frederick County Housing Authority in Frederick County, Maryland, DoNotPay can help.

Frederick County Housing Authority

The Frederick County Housing Authority is known as the Department of Housing and Community Development. 

Here are some ways to contact them:

Administrative SpecialistSend an Email
Rental Housing SpecialistSend an Email
Housing Program Coordinator - RentalSend an Email
In-PersonHousing & Community Development

401 Sagner Avenue

Frederick, MD 21701

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone301-600-1061
Fax301-600-3585

Housing Choice Voucher Program 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program also referred to as Section 8 housing (casually referred to as HUD Housing), is a rental assistance program that can help households fight housing insecurity.

What Is Section 8 Housing? 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) is a federal program that is available to households that qualify based on income status. Essentially, qualified households will receive a voucher to supplement their income and subsidize their rent in the private market.

In Frederick County, your source of income is a protected class, and your participation in a federal housing assistance program is counted as a source of income. Therefore, it is considered housing discrimination for potential landlords to refuse to rent based on your participation in Section 8.

Are You Eligible for Section 8 Assistance?

To qualify for Section 8 Housing, your household must meet certain eligibility requirements. The requirements were established by HUD, but are always verified locally by your public housing authority. This is because income limits are determined by location.

Frederick County accepts applications, verifies eligibility based on family composition and financial circumstances, maintains the HCV waitlist, and issues vouchers upon acceptance. To get an idea if you are eligible:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or be a qualified legal immigrant
  • Your family income cannot exceed 50% of Frederick County's annual median income
  • Frederick County Area Median Income (AMI) is based on the HUD Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) median income.

For 2021, the income limits were:

Household SizeIncome Limit
1$45,150
2$51,600
3$58,050
4$64,500
5$69,700
6$74,850
7$80,000
8$85,150

You must agree to abide by all of the rules of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

How to Apply for Section 8 Housing With Frederick County Housing Authority on Your Own

To apply for Section 8 housing on your own, here are a few things you need to know. 

  1. If applications or the waitlist are not open, you will need to watch for announcements to get your name on the list
  2. When you apply, you will need to provide a variety of personal information about your family composition - including full names and social security numbers. Documentation, like birth certificates, naturalization papers, etc that prove citizenship status will also be required.
  3. You will need to provide financial information including, but not limited to: bank statements, pay stubs, proof of child support, spousal support, lists of assets, etc.
  4. You will need to pass the required background check and attend a briefing that provides you with your program information.

Let DoNotPay Apply for Section 8 Housing With Frederick County Housing Authority for You

The process of researching Section 8 housing or other low-income housing can be time-consuming and tedious. It can be overwhelming to determine on your own if you meet all of the eligibility criteria. To save you time and stress, DoNotPay is here to help. We can get the application process started quickly and efficiently.

If you want to apply for Section 8 Housing in Frederick County, Maryland, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 2 easy steps:

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

     

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

     

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DoNotPay not only helps you with Section 8 housing, but we can also help you navigate various other issues and concerns as well.

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