Park Heights Apartments
5900 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21215

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Funding Programs

Park Heights Apartments 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

Park Heights Apartments has a project-based Section 8 contract. 99 of the 99 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% 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 October 17, 1979 and the contract expires on October 16, 2019. The Section 8 contract rent is 103.4% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $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.

Overview

Park Heights Apartments 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).

Park Heights Apartments is an apartment community containing 99 rental units. The property contains 99 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Park Heights Apartments is home to not more than 148 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Park Heights Apartments 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

Park Heights Apartments contains a mix of 99 assisted one bedroom apartments for rent. There are 99 One Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 100% One Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Park Heights Apartments is 1.

Maryland's 3rd

Congressional District

99

Total Units

99

Project Based Sec. 8 Units

103.4

% of Fair Market Rent

16-Oct-19

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

One

Unit Mix

1

Average Bedroom Size

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