The Charles County Department of Community Services Housing Authority Division will soon begin to accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List.

Online applications only will be accepted at starting Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Preference is given to people who are elderly or disabled, veteran households and those who live or work in Charles County. The selection is through a lottery process.

The 500 applicants selected via the lottery will be added to the housing voucher wait list and contacted for enrollment. The lottery results and application status will be available online on Friday, Oct. 1, 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 free Wi-Fi locations, such as the Charles County Public Library and certain public businesses.

Applicants and family members can 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.

Persons with disabilities that need help completing the online application can call 301-934-0120 by Sept. 22 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.