Harvey Johnson Towers
1510 Mosher St
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21217

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Funding Programs

Harvey Johnson Towers was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Harvey Johnson Towers has a project-based Section 8 contract. 119 of the 120 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 99% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on May 01, 2016 and the contract expires on April 30, 2036. The Section 8 contract rent is 103.3% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $851.00 for Zero Bedroom and $1,033.00 for One Bedroom.

26% of Maryland properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Harvey Johnson Towers is an affordable apartment community located in Baltimore, Maryland which is located in Baltimore City County. The property is located in Maryland's 3rd Congressional District served by Representative John Sarbanes (D), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D) and Senator Benjamin Cardin (D).

Harvey Johnson Towers is an apartment community containing 119 rental units. The property contains 83 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Harvey Johnson Towers is home to not more than 160 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Harvey Johnson Towers provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Baltimore, MD by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Harvey Johnson Towers contains a mix of 119 assisted studio and one bedroom apartments for rent. There are 36 Studio and 83 One Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 30% Studio and 70% One Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Harvey Johnson Towers is 0.69.

Maryland's 3rd

Congressional District


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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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Average Bedroom Size

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