Everything You Need To Know About The Housing Authority Of Prince George’s County, Maryland

According to the United States Census Bureau, 9.7% of Marylanders were living in poverty in 2014. While, this percentage seems minor to some, no one should be forced to live in deplorable conditions, without adequate resources. This is why the state of Maryland established the Housing Authority in 1969. The Housing Authority is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding provides the residents of Prince George’s County with Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing.

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The HAPGC works alongside local rental property owners to create safe, standardized, and affordable housing for low-income residents. These properties are inspected carefully and must meet the rigorous housing-quality standards. The agency also owns and operates 392 units, with 296 being utilized by the disabled and seniors. The remaining units are divided into assisted and public housing for low-income families.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) is often referred to as the “Section 8 Housing. This tenant-based program allows tenants to choose where they want to live. The RAD or Rental Assistance Division pays the rental property owner an adjusted rental fee, based on the family’s income and the gross rent or the standard PHA-determined payment. To apply for rent assistance, you will need to do it during the open enrollment period. Please contact HAPGC for information about the open enrollment period (see below for contact information).

Rental Allowance Program

Homeless persons and households that require emergency housing may qualify for rental assistance. It is important to note that the Rental Allowance Program only provides temporary services to help residents in need of emergency or critical housing. The program’s major goal is to provide individuals and families with short-term assistance until they can become self-sufficient. You can apply for assistance through RAP by contacting the United Communities Against Poverty, Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, and Department of Social Services Transitional Housing (see below for contact information).

If you are currently an active voucher holder, you can search for available properties, by clicking on the following link:

http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1425/Housing-Choice-Voucher-Units

Housing Choice Voucher Program
9200 Basil Court
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
(301) 883-5501

Department of Social Services Transitional Housing
(301) 220-4336

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
(301) 776-0442

United Communities Against Poverty
(301) 322-5700

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