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  • Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development, Eastern Shore

    Agency: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

    Note: Waiting list for Section 8 Vouchers is currently closed, but is slated to open on 11/2/2020. To check the status of waiting list, go to Any changes in the mailing address, must notify the office.

    OVERVIEW: Provides a wide range of programs to income eligible individuals and families. Services includes community revitalization, assist families in buying homes and affordable rental housing. Also offers subsidized housing options.

    1) SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM: Issues vouchers which enable eligible persons to locate housing on their own. Landlords must agree to accept payment from the program and keep their property up to code. Participants pay 30-40% of the total household income toward rent. Waiting list is approximately 3 years.

    2) EMERGENCY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EMA): Provides financial assistance to homeowners that are facing foreclosure due to involuntarily unemployment or loss of significant income. Call for information.

    3) MARYLAND RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM (RAP): Offers a 12-month rent subsidy program to low income families who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless or are in need of emergency housing.


    Family size and gross monthly income:
    1 person $21,960      2 persons $25,080                      
    3 persons $28,230    4 persons $31,350                      
    5 persons $33,870    6 persons $36,360
    7 persons $38,880    8 persons $41,370      

    Agency: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible.

    Payment Description: See notes.

    Intake and Eligibility: Ages 18 and older including families, elderly, and physically disabled persons. Families income may not exceed 50 percent of the median income for the county or metro area in which the family resides.

    Areas Served:
    • Dorchester County
    • Caroline County
    • Somerset County
    • Kent County
    • Talbot County
    • Wicomico County
    • Worcester County
    • Queen Annes County

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