Housing Research Databases
Use the following sites to search for properties in your preferred areas. Call the properties directly to ask about getting a wait list application.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Maryland’s Free Search and Listing
- Habitat America
Housing authorities for Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Harford County. Contact them to learn more about public or project-based housing, apply for Section 8 or housing choice voucher, or inquire about rental assistance.
Baltimore County Office of Housing
6401 York Road, First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 887-2766, baltimorecounty.myhousing.com
Housing choice voucher (waiting list closed), project-based housing.
417 E Fayette St, Suite 1339, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3232, habc.org
Baltimore City public housing (list closed), Baltimore City Section 8 voucher (list closed).
Harford Community Action Agency
1010 Gateway Road, Edgewood, MD 21040
(443) 456-3629, harfordcaa.org
Harford County Housing Agency
15 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 638-3045, harfordcountymd.gov
Havre de Grace Housing Authority
101 Stansbury Ct., Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-2097, hdgha.org
7800 Harkins Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 429-7852, mmp.maryland.gov
Adult Foster Care
This program is for individuals with disabilities who need a bit of extra support in a home setting. Potential residents will undergo screening for the program and are often given small stipends based on their insurance.
Phone numbers for Project Home (Adult Foster Care) by county
Baltimore County: (410) 853-3000
Baltimore City: (443) 423-6300
Harford County: (410) 836-4700
Since most affordable apartments come with lengthy waiting lists, we often advise folks to look into homesharing, which means renting a room from a homeowner. You can search for rooms to rent on various web sites and newspaper ads. Another good resource is St. Ambros Homeshare, an agency which pairs roommates together based on an interview and background check process in the Baltimore County and Baltimore City areas.
321 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 366-6180, stambros.org
Legal Issues with Housing
Disability Rights MD
1500 Union Ave, Ste. 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211
(410)727-6352 ext. 0, disabilityrightsmd.org
Department of Social Services, Homeless Services provides shelter referrals for callers, including freezing weather “code blue” shelters and others.
Refer to this list to reach the DSS office in your county:
- Baltimore City: (443) 423-6400
- Baltimore County: (410) 887-2766
- Harford County: (410) 836-4700
Shelters and Other Homeless Resources
Below is a list of organizations that provide housing supports including shelter options, as well as food and case management services.
761 W. Hamburg St. Baltimore, MD
(410) 347-9830, catholiccharities-md.org
Long-term shared housing/shelter for men with disabilities; Baltimore City.
Baltimore Outreach Services
701 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 752-1285, baltimoreoutreach.org
Shelter, supportive housing, employment for homeless women and their children; Baltimore City.
New Vision House of Hope
200 East Lexington Street, Suite 605. Baltimore, 21202
(410) 466-8558, newvisionhouseofhope.com
Drug recovery programs, Veterans services; Baltimore City.
Helping Up Mission
1029 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 675-7500, helpingupmission.org
Overnight shelter, food, spiritual recovery programs for men only; Baltimore City.
House of Ruth
2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 889-7884, hruth.org
Shelter and outreach for abused women and children; Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County.
1228 E Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Baltimore City shelter for homeless women and their children up to 30 days.
Main Street Housing
7310 Esquire Court, #14, Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 540-9067, mainstreethousing.org
Housing for individuals and families with mental health disabilities. Must have monthly income of at least $500; Harford County and Baltimore City.
My Sister’s Place
17 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
(667) 600-3700, catholiccharities-md.org
Transitional housing for women with disabilities, case management; Baltimore City.
1814 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-1400, projectplase.org
Shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing for people with disabilities; Baltimore City.
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 300 Baltimore, 21218
(410) 662-0500, vincentbaltimore.org
Day shelter, overnight shelter, transitional housing; Baltimore City, Baltimore County.
Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
Emergency shelter; Baltimore City.
Abilities Network: Move Management Services
8503 LaSalle Rd, Towson, MD 21286
(410) 828-7700, abilitiesnetwork.org
Move management and assistance for seniors; Baltimore County, Baltimore City.
1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 700 Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 576-5070, airseffect.org
Permanent housing for people who are HIV+; Baltimore County, Baltimore City.
Baltimore Rescue Mission
4 N. Central Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 451-1220, faithcommunity.net
Food, shelter and clothing for the homeless; Baltimore City.
Catholic Charities Senior Housing
1966 Greenspring Dr, Suite 200, Timonium, 21093
(667) 600-2280, catholiccharities-md.org
Senior/disabled housing; Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County.
330 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Rental services; Baltimore City.
1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 700 Baltimore, 21201
(410) 576-5070, airseffect.org
Housing, employment and case management services for youth 14-24; Baltimore City.