Westhills Square
4906 Alson Drive
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21229

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About The Property:

At West Hills Square, you’ll find premium living at an affordable price. You’ll love these newly-renovated spacious one and two bedroom garden apartments, loaded with amenities to satisfy your every desire. Conifer’s decades of experience allow us to fulfill the high expectations of those who live in and around the communities we own and manage.

Unit Information

Unit Bed/Bath Rent
One Bedroom 1/1 $
One Bedroom (D) 1/1 $
Two Bedroom 2/1 $
Two Bedroom (D) 2/1 $

Property Amenities

  • Controlled Access
  • Laundry Room
  • 24hr Emergency Maintenance
  • Suburban Area

Unit Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Window Coverings
  • Carpet
  • Hardwood Floors

Nearby Amenities

  • Close to Dining
  • Close to Downtown District
  • Close to Public Transportation
  • Close to Shopping

Managed By Conifer Realty, LLC

Funding Programs

Westhills Square was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes 3 Federal housing programs to make rent affordable to lower income tenants. These programs are Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME, and Project Based Sec. 8.

Section 8

Westhills Square has a project-based Section 8 contract. 20 of the 84 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 24% 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 April 07, 2013 and the contract expires on April 06, 2033. The Section 8 contract rent is 99.6% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $1,071.00 for Three Bedroom and $1,507.00 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. The property received a tax credit allocation in 2002. The property was placed in service in 2003. 84 of 84 units at Westhills Square 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.

HOME Investment Partnership

The property was financed in part with financing through the Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program. 84 of the 84 total units at Westhills Square are assisted under the HOME program.


Westhills Square 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).

Westhills Square is an apartment community containing 106 rental units. This property serves all family types. The property contains 181 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Westhills Square is home to not more than 331 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Westhills Square 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

Westhills Square contains a mix of 106 assisted one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments for rent. There are 61 One Bedroom, 25 Two Bedroom, 10 Three Bedroom, and 10 Four Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 58% One Bedroom, 24% Two Bedroom, 9% Three Bedroom, and 9% Four Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Westhills Square is 2.15.

Maryland's 3rd

Congressional District


Total Units


Tax Credit Units


HOME 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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