More than 57,000 Residents Apply for Affordable Housing!

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) today issued the results of its efforts to recently reopen the wait lists for the Low-Income Public Housing (LIPH) and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs, recording more than 57,000 total applicants between the two lists.

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HABC Continues Online Auctions through December

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) announced that starting Friday, November 24, almost 40 vacant properties will be available to bid on several online auctions available through Dec. 4. Head to to see what's available.

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Next PSO Phase

Today, the development team of Mission First Housing Group, The Henson Development Co. (THC) and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) celebrated the Grand Opening of The Ruby at Somerset at 420 Aisquith Street. This project is part of the Perkins Somerset Oldtown Transformation Plan (PSO).

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HABC Property Auctions!

Auction Group 1 began Friday, November 24th at 10:00AM and ends Tuesday, November 28th from 11:00AM to 11:55AM. There are two ways to register for this virtual event online. Visit or contact the Ashland Auction group directly at 410-488-3124.
  • 2827 Waldorf Ave
  • 3030 Baker St
  • 2712 Prospect St
  • 505 E 26th St
  • 510 E 26th St
  • 715 E 20th St
  • 1113 N Carrollton Ave
  • 1324 N Mount St
  • 1702 McKean Ave
  • 1404 N Fulton Ave
  • 1905 Herbert St
  • 1915 Herbert St
Visit Ashland Auction Group 1

Auction Group 2: Monday, November 27th at 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November, 29th
  • 1302 Aisquith St
  • 1601 Asquith St
  • 1607 Asquith St
  • 1611 Asquith St
  • 1301 N Central Ave
  • 404 N Bradford St
  • 702 N Bradford St
  • 2229 E Federal St
  • 1309 E Biddle St
  • 1738 E North Ave
  • 1841 N Montford Ave
  • 2104 E Lafayette Ave
  • 1724 N Chester St
Auction Group 3: Thursday, November 30th at 10:00 AM through 11:55 AM on Monday, December, 4th
  • 1814 Edmondson Ave
  • 546 N Payson St
  • 301 S Franklintown Rd
  • 1824 W Fairmount Ave
  • 528 N Stricker St
  • 214 S Fulton Ave
  • 313 N Fulton Ave
  • 2227 W Baltimore St
  • 1734 W Lexington St
  • 930 W Franklin St
  • 2428 W Franklin St
  • 1717 N Smallwood St

HABC & Coppin State Launch Maryland's 1st Housing Program

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) and Coppin State University (CSU) today launched the Student Housing Initiative, a first-of-its-kind program in Maryland to provide low-income college students with vouchers to live in tenant-based housing.

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Outcome of Public Housing Waiting List

In response to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) opening the Low-Income Public Housing Program (LIPH) wait list for the first time in four years, there were 29,812 applications received during the two-weeks in August.

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HABC Accomplishments 2022

The HABC 2022 Accomplishments Report is now available!
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Guess who's back!? The 2023 third quarter Our House Newsletter is available now!

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Voice of Choice 2nd Quarter 2023 Newsletter

Dear Returning Perkins Families, 

It is time to get ready to come to the newly redeveloped homes! You should have received a letter from the Somerset developer about leasing units at The Ella and The Ruby. There will be a total of 136 units that are available for our returning families. We will be utilizing the same relocation phasing system to lease the units at these two properties as we did to relocate you.

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The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), Mayor Brandon Scott and other local officials, development partners and community organizations held a ceremony today to mark the next phase of the Perkins, Somerset, and Oldtown (PSO) Transformation development.

Learn more about Perkins PSO!


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PSO Transformation Plan in 2023

Explore what's happening with HABC'S PSO Transformation Plan. See how far we've come, and where we are going!

PSO Transformation Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the HABC PSO Initiative.
BNIA Progress Dashboard

See the stats and track the progress of the PSO!
PSO Transformation Plan Website

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Landlord Leasing Incentives

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) has established Landlord Leasing Incentives to provide increased housing options and opportunities for voucher holders while incentivizing owners to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

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Click the button to head over to the Map of HABC Properties and take a peek!

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HABC At A Glance

Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

Housing Authority of Baltimore City

Established in 1937

Public Housing Units


Housing Choice Vouchers Leased:


Total Number of Households Served:


Total Number of People Served:


Average Tenant Rent:

Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Single Head of Household:



We serve an additional 341 co-headed households

Total Persons with Disabilities:

(Mobility and non-mobility)


Average Annual Income:

Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Age of those we serve:

Children age 17 & under Adults age 18 to 60 Adults age 61 and older
34% 52% 14%

Affordable Housing Opportunities Provided through HABC

of Baltimore City's entire rental market

Head of Household Race/ Ethnicity Summary

Black / African American: 95%
White: 4%
Native Hawaiian, Other / Pacific Islander: < 1%
Asian: < 1%
American Indian: < 1%
Alaska Native: < 1%
Hispanic: < 1%

These stats represent an approximate snapshot as of November 2023.

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Double-Sided At A Glance


What's Coming Up

There are no events scheduled at this time.

HABC is committed to affirmatively further fair housing by promoting non-discrimination, fair and equal housing opportunities and fair housing choice and to fostering inclusive communities. HABC implements its programs in a manner that is consistent with the fair housing laws, including but not limited to the Fair Housing Act and the Maryland and Baltimore City laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing or services directly or indirectly on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and ancestry.