Queen Anne's County Housing Authority

The Housing Choice Voucher Program

Please be advised that the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Wait List will be closed until further notice.

Purpose of Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program that subsidizes the rent of lower-income families through the use of federal funds. The Queen Anne's County Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program throughout all of Queen Anne's County.

Eligible Types of Housing

Any type of rental housing that meets program requirements for housing quality standards is eligible. Eligible households may select eligible rental housing of their choice. The landlord must agree to accept the market rent set by HUD as the total rent for the unit under the Program. Under the Voucher Program, a tenant may select a unit that rents for more or less than the market rent set by HUD.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are families or individuals who have annual incomes of 50 percent or less of the non-metro median income.

Eligible Residents

Those who are eligible for residency are also eligible applicants. Following the initial certification of eligibility, the resident's income is recertified annually. If the resident's income has changed, the tenant's contribution will be adjusted accordingly.

Assistance Terms

Eligible families may receive a voucher which allows them to seek rental housing of their choice. Under the Voucher Program, the tenant may choose to pay more or less than 30 percent of their monthly household adjusted income for rent, depending upon whether the rent for the unit is more or less than a voucher payment standard, however, they may not pay more than 40% at the time of their initial lease-up.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development logoThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program that subsidizes the rent of lower-income families through the use of federal funds. The Housing Authority of Queen Anne's County administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program throughout all of Queen Anne's County. Any type of rental housing that meets program requirements for housing quality standards is eligible. Eligible households may select eligible rental housing of their choice.

Payment Standard Chart

Effective Date: 2016Efficiency1-Bedroom2-Bedroom3-Bedroom4-Bedroom
Fair Market Rent$851 $1,033 $1,298 $1,663 $1,934
Payment Standard$851 $1,033 $1,298 $1,663 $1,934
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