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8190 Port Tobacco Rd.
Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Rita Wood
Chief of Housing Authority

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Housing Authority

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Our Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is closed and we are not accepting applications at this time.

The Charles County Housing Authority administers a variety of housing programs directed at assisting low and moderate income families.  The Housing Authority Division offers a variety of services and programs for low to moderate income families and those seeking housing assistance.  Programs include:

Rental Subsidy Program

The Housing Authority administers the:

Housing Choice Voucher Program – Provides ongoing assistance to families to ensure that rental housing is affordable based on the family income and is decent, safe, and sanitary in accordance with housing quality standards. Housing Choice Voucher Program Walk-In Day Schedule:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:  Participants will be seen by appointment only.  
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Walk-ins will be seen from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Monday-Friday:  Paperwork may be turned in to the receptionist during normal business hours.

Homeless Services and Resource Guide – A listing of contacts for charitable aid, housing benefits, medical assistance, and more.

Rural Housing Initiative & Indoor Plumbing Assistance

The Charles County Indoor Plumbing Program, administered by the Housing Authority, is designed to assist low income homeowners in Charles County in obtaining indoor plumbing and/or potable water for their principal residence.

For homeowners seeking assistance in obtaining indoor plumbing.

Community Development Programs

Encourage the promotion of affordable housing development and neighborhood revitalization through programs such as:

USDA Housing Preservation Grant Statement of Activity   

Special Loan Programs – provide low-interest or deferred loans to improve the basic livability of single-family homes for low and moderate-income families. Examples of work include new roof, windows, doors, etc.

Home Ownership Initiatives – The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development has homeownership programs. Information can be found by visiting

Community Development Block Grants – Assist non-profit and community-based organizations in obtaining funding for projects directed at neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities.

CDBG COVID Application

Community Legacy Program – A program of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), designed to assist urban neighborhoods, suburban communities and small towns that are experiencing decline and disinvestment, but have the potential, with modest public and private investment, to be vibrant places to live and work. These Community Legacy Areas are often referred to as "at-risk" or "transitional" communities. Indications of decline include dropping property values, population loss, decreasing income and education levels, and increasing housing and commercial vacancies.

First Time Home Buyers Settlement Expense Loan Program (SELP) – The Charles County Settlement Expense Loan Program (SELP) provides direct financial assistance of up to $6,000 for settlement expenses to qualified low-income and moderate-income first time home buyers in Charles County. The loan is secured by a second mortgage, repayment of which is deferred until such time as the property is resold, transferred, refinanced, or the buyer discontinues occupancy of it as a principal residence.

County "SELP" Guidelines & Procedures

HomeAbility Program – this program is offered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). At least one borrower must be disabled and must provide a "Certificate of Disability" completed by a health, mental health, or disability professional to qualify.  All borrowers must meet program eligibility guidelines and the loan must conform to all underwriting criteria.

Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership Program

Equal Housing LogoA component of the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program, the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program is available to eligible participants who have completed at least one year of successful participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  A monthly assistance subsidy is paid towards the mortgage on the participant's home.  Eligibility requirements must be met and households must obtain independent financing through a participating lender.

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