Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts
1300 E Lanvale St
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21213

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Funding Programs

Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes 2 Federal housing programs to make rent affordable to lower income tenants. These programs are Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Project Based Sec. 8.

Section 8

Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts has a project-based Section 8 contract. 184 of the 321 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 57% 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 July 01, 2007 and the contract expires on June 30, 2027. The Section 8 contract rent is 85.1% 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, $1,033.00 for One Bedroom, $1,298.00 for Two Bedroom, $1,663.00 for Three Bedroom, and $1,934.00 for Four 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.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

The property was developed using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This program incentivizes investors to inject capital into rental apartments for lower income Americans. . 321 of 321 units at Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts are low income and subject to the tax credit program. The property, at the time of the tax credit allocation, was not located in a Qualified Census Tract or a Difficult Development Area and was not qualified for additional tax credit funding.


Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts 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).

Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts is an apartment community containing 184 rental units. The property contains 200 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts is home to not more than 376 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts 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

Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts contains a mix of 184 assisted studio, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 34 Studio, 116 One Bedroom, 20 Two Bedroom, 12 Three Bedroom, and 2 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 18% Studio, 63% One Bedroom, 11% Two Bedroom, 7% Three Bedroom, and 1% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Lanvale Towers / Canal Courts is 0.62.

Maryland's 3rd

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Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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