Housing

Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC)

“opportunity housing” to persons of eligible income as determined by the County Executive through regulation. 

Clients can apply any time. Income based.Clients are able to select where they want to live. http://www.hocmc.org 


Housing Options

There are a variety of housing programs for people who have been homeless.  Most of them have staffing on site and/or case management requirements.  All of them require rent based upon your income and probably have a waiting list.  You can apply for these programs directly.  These include: Safe Havens – Various houses located around the county for both men and women.  It is considered transitional housing for up to two years.  Staffed 24 hours.  301-217-0314 Bethesda House – located in Bethesda, this house is for homeless men.  It is considered transitional housing for up to two year.  Staffed 24 hours.   301-907-9597 Watkins Mill House – located in Gaithersburg, this house is for homeless women.  It is considered transitional housing for up to two years.  Staffed 24 hours.  301-444-3355 Horizon House – located in Silver Spring, this house is for homeless women.  It is considered transitional housing for up to two years.  301-762-8682 Seneca Heights Apartments – Permanent apartments for single adults and transitional apartments for families (6 – 9 months).   301-217-0314 Shelter Plus Care – Apartments for people with disabilities and homelessness.  301-424-0656

Apartment Complexes that are exclusively for individuals with special needs include:

Inwood House is a low income apartments for persons with disabilities in Silver Spring.  Rent is 30% of your income.  There is a waiting list for this program.  301-649-6596

Hughes Neighborhood Housing provides low income apartments for persons with disabilities in Wheaton.  There is a waiting list for this program.   301-949-2890


Housing Unlimited Inc. (HUI)

Housing Unlimited Inc. (HUI) provides affordable, independent housing for adults with psychiatric disabilities in Montgomery County

Provides shared housing- single family, 2 bedroom apartments, 3-5 bedroom town houses and single family homes to qualified individuals.  Rent is computed on a sliding scaled based on income (38%)and is capped.

Tenants are responsible for their own health, finances, interpersonal relationships, and maintaining a clean home. 

Currently has an average of 2 year waiting list.  http://www.housingunlimited.org 


HUD811

HUD811 assists the lowest income people with significant and long-term disabilities to live independently in the community by providing affordable housing linked with voluntary services and supports.

Limited to 150 units for the state of Maryland.

http://www.socialserve.com/Enter/MD/


Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU)