Pedestal Gardens
325 Mcmechen Street
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21217

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About The Property:

Family community located near Bolton Hill area. Close to shopping, restaurants, schools and stadium. On site laundry facility, playground, community room and computer rooms for adults and children. Many programs for children and adults. Please contact site manager for details.

Unit Information

Unit Bed/Bath Rent
One Bedroom 1/1 $
Two Bedroom 2/1 $
Three Bedroom 3/1 $
Four Bedroom 4/1 $

Property Amenities

  • Playground
  • Computer Lab
  • Community Room
  • 24hr Emergency Maintenance
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Urban Area

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Cable Ready
  • Utilities Included
  • Window Coverings
  • Carpet

Nearby Amenities

  • Close to Business District
  • Close to Dining
  • Close to Downtown District
  • Close to Public Transportation
  • Close to Shopping
  • Near Schools

Lease Terms

One year lease. Month to month thereafter.

Pet Policy


Managed By Interstate Realty Management

Funding Programs

Pedestal Gardens 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

Pedestal Gardens has a project-based Section 8 contract. 140 of the 207 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 68% 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 November 01, 2012 and the contract expires on October 31, 2017. The Section 8 contract rent is 91% 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, $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.


Pedestal Gardens 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).

Pedestal Gardens is an apartment community containing 140 rental units. The property contains 341 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Pedestal Gardens is home to not more than 673 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Pedestal Gardens 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

Pedestal Gardens contains a mix of 140 assisted one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 17 One Bedroom, 50 Two Bedroom, 68 Three Bedroom, and 5 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 12% One Bedroom, 36% Two Bedroom, 49% Three Bedroom, and 4% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Pedestal Gardens is 1.65.

Maryland's 3rd

Congressional District


Total Units


Project Based Sec. 8 Units


% of Fair Market Rent


Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

One, Two, Three, and Four

Unit Mix


Average Bedroom Size

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