The Housing Authority of Washington County administers the Section 8 rental assistance program in areas of Washington County outside the City of Hagerstown corporate limits for approximately 500 lower income households.
Section 8 Voucher Programs are operated by the Washington County and by the Hagerstown Housing Authority. Rent subsidies are provided to eligible families so that they can afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing on the local rental market. (If you want to rent a unit inside the Hagerstown City limits, contact the Hagerstown Housing Authority.)
Frequently Asked Questions (For Maintenance-specific questions, click on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood)
HAWC ranks families on the waiting list according to need. So families with lots of "need" points are served sooner than families with lower point totals. Click here to view our need factors and the points we award. In the past year, several families with over 120 points waiting 90-120 days before being called in for an interview. The length of the wait also depends on the number of families dropping off the program because the number we can serve (578) is currently frozen by Congress.