To find out what Section 8 waiting lists are open in Maryland, applicants must contact the local Public Housing Authorities in each city or county. Contact information is available on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website.
To access contact information for Public Housing Authorities in Maryland, go to HUD.gov, select State Info in the toolbar at the top of the page, click on Maryland and select Get Rental Help under I Want To. Click on PHAs in Maryland under Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers to access phone numbers, fax numbers and addresses of the housing authorities. Click on Links to PHA Websites for a list of website addresses. Because some Public Housing Authority waiting lists in Maryland are long, HUD suggests that those in need of housing should apply at several housing authorities.
HUD also has a search engine that tenants are able to use to locate low-income housing. To access the search engine, on the Maryland rental help page on the HUD website, click on Search for a Subsidized Apartment under Subsidized Apartments. Enter the city, county or zip code of the area where you are searching for housing. Select the type of apartment and number of bedrooms you need, then click next. Contact apartment managers directly from the list of contacts the search engine provides.