The Housing Authority is composed of two branches: Housing
Services and Property Management. The Housing Services Branch manages
three services: Housing Information and Referral, Resident Services
and Public Housing Occupancy. Housing Information and Referral
Services are provided to those individuals who have unique housing-related
questions or concerns. The Branch handles an average of 700 inquiries
each month, and citizens are referred to the program or service
that best meets their needs.
There are 600 units of public housing in Prince George's County,
of which 488 are for the elderly. Services to the elderly residents
of public housing include home geriatric support for those at risk
of lease termination because they are unable to fully care for
themselves. These vital services allow elderly residents to maintain
an independent lifestyle and avoid early or inappropriate institutionalization.
The Housing Services Branch also manages the waiting list and
all phases of intake processing. Each applicant must be initially
certified for eligibility and suitability for public housing. Public
housing applicants who are offered units must be reassessed annually
for income eligibility.
The Property Management Branch manages and maintains eight Public
Housing Authority properties in the County. The staff prepares
funding applications, solicit and award bids and oversee rehabilitation
work at the properties. An important component of this work is
the Comprehensive Improvement Assistance Program (CIAP), under
which HUD competitively awards funds for modernizing and upgrading
public housing properties.
- Landlord and Tenant Complaints- 800-487-6007 or 410-528-8662