Rental Assistance

The Harford County Housing Agency offers several types of rental subsidy programs for income-eligible families. For more information, call 410-638-3045.

Programs


  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8): Provides rental assistance to income-eligible families by paying a portion of their monthly rent, to help them afford a better place. A family consists of one or more household members, and the household income must meet federal Income Limit Guidelines (PDF).
  • Rental Allowance Program: The Rental Allowance Program provides a rent subsidy to low-income residents who are either homeless or in need of temporary emergency housing and are not eligible for any other housing assistance program, but are capable of returning to self-sufficiency. One year is the maximum period for the subsidy. Limited funding available.
  • Transitional Housing Services: Housing counselors offer clients guidance in areas of education and employment, provide referrals to other helpful agencies, and assist them in their efforts to regain entry into mainstream society.
  • Housing Assistance for Families With Disabilities (HAFD): Provides tenant-based rental assistance and supportive services to income-eligible families with HIV/AIDS. Supportive services are provided by the Harford County Health Department to assist with short-term rent, utilities, security deposit, and moving expense. First contact the Health Department at 410-638-8419, or 410-638-8496.