Howard County Housing Commission
The Howard County Housing Commission administers critical housing assistance programs for lower-income families in Howard County, Maryland. HCHC is dedicated to providing safe, quality, affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for low and moderate income families who live or work in Howard County, and to assist them in moving toward economic independence.
HCHC develops, owns, and operates almost 2,000 mixed-income units throughout Howard County. These units have been created with a wide-variety of sources, including low-income housing tax credits, HOME and CDBG subsidies, bonds issued by HCHC, private bank financing, and Maryland affordable housing capital programs. Operations are generally supported by this portfolio and by development fees. Although HCHC is a Public Housing Authority, it does not own or operate public housing. It does, however, administer the Housing Choice Voucher program (also known as HCV or Section 8 rental assistance) for the County. The HCV program consists of approximately 750 vouchers with a large number of additional “port-in” vouchers.