Westminster House
524 N Charles St
Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland 21201

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Funding Programs

Westminster House 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

Westminster House has a project-based Section 8 contract. 0 of the 282 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 0% 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 December 01, 1994 and the contract expires on November 30, 2000. The Section 8 contract rent is 0% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are for Zero Bedroom, for One Bedroom, for Two Bedroom, for Three Bedroom, and 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.

Overview

Westminster House 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).

Rent Subsidies

Westminster House 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.

Maryland's 3rd

Congressional District

30-Nov-00

Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

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