The HCVP Tenant-Based Waiting List Has CLOSED.

The application submission period for the waiting list is now closed.

HCVP Tenant-Based Wait List Frequency Asked Questions

1. What is the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)?

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), formerly known as the Section 8 Program, is a federally funded and locally administered by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to provide rental assistance for low-income families (including families with children, the elderly, and/or persons with disabilities), to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. HABC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, marital status, familial status, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, ancestry or sexual orientation for access, admission, employment in housing programs, resources, or housing-related activities.

2. What is a Tenant Based Voucher (TBV)?

A tenant-based voucher allows the person who receives it to rent a privately-owned apartment or house of their choice if it meets all HCVP requirements and the owner agrees to accept the voucher as partial payment of the rent. If a person with a tenant-based voucher moves into a HABC approved, privately-owned dwelling under HCVP guidelines, the HABC rental assistance will be used for a portion of the rent for that dwelling.

3. How do I get on the Tenant Based Voucher Waiting List?

To get on the HCVP Tenant Based Waiting List, a person must first submit a preliminary application.  Preliminary applications for HABC’s HCVP Tenant Based Waiting List will be accepted online only, starting at 9:00 a.m. on October 2, 2023 through 11:59 p.m. on October 13, 2023.

Preliminary applications can ONLY be submitted online at https://habc-onthelist.myhousing.com.

4. What if I don’t have a computer, smart phone or tablet or I’m someone who needs special accommodations?

Applicants who do not have access to a computer, the internet or have special needs may receive assistance with completing their online preliminary application at any of the locations listed below, or by calling 1-(888) 302-4303. Preliminary applications can be accessed by visiting https://habc-onthelist.myhousing.com starting at 9:00 a.m. on October 2, 2023 through 11:59 p.m. October 13, 2023. https://habc-onthelist.myhousing.com

Housing Choice Voucher Program Frequently Asked Questions | Opening the HCVP Tenant-Based Waiting List 9:00am, October 2, 2023 – October 13, 2023, 11:59pm.

The following sites are open to the public to use their computers and will provide volunteer assistance to help complete online applications.

Additional Dates and Times for Public Walk-In Sites:

  • Beans and Bread: 402 S. Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Franciscan Center: 101 W. 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Healthcare Access Maryland: 1 N Charles St, Suite 900, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Health Care for the Homeless: 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • My Sister’s Place: 17 W. Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Our Daily Bread: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Paul’s Place: 1118 Ward St, Baltimore, MD 21230

5. How will I know if I’ve been added to HABC’s HCVP Tenant Based Waiting List?

Applicants who are placed on HABC’s HCVP Tenant Based Waiting List through the Representative Random Selection Process will receive written notification by March 30, 2024. Applicants who are not selected for the Waiting List will also be notified in writing by March 30, 2024.