News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Department of Community Services Housing Authority Division is accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List.  Online applications will be accepted at, starting Wednesday, June 24, at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, July 1, at 4:30 p.m.  Applications will be accepted online only, 24 hours a day.

Preference is given to elderly, disabled, and veteran households, as well as those who live or work in Charles County. There is not an advantage to applying early, as selection is through a lottery process.

The 300 applicants selected via the lottery, will be added to the Charles County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List and contacted for enrollment at a later date.  The results of the lottery and application status will be available online by July 10 at  Applicants that are not selected will need to reapply when the list reopens.

Applicants may use any computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access to apply. Those without internet access can use locations that have free wi-fi, such as the Charles County Public Library branch parking lots and public businesses. Applications will not be available at the Department of Community Services building, and fax or email requests will not be accepted.

Applicants and family members can each only be listed on one application. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor as defined by law. Applicants selected to be on the waiting list must meet eligibility requirements and preferences at the time of enrollment.

Persons with disabilities that need help completing the online application are to call 301-934-0120, by Monday, June 29, 4:30 p.m. to receive a referral for assistance. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.