Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Allegany County, MD

Discover affordable housing in Allegany County where there are 27+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Orchard Mews

16116 Orchard Mews Drive, SW, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

bed 1-2

Valley View

81 Mechanic Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

bed 1

Hammond Heights

421 Hammond Street, Westernport, Maryland 21562

bed 1

Lana Lu

40 W. Main Street, Lonaconing, Maryland 21539

bed 1

Old Towne Manor

1510 E Oldtown Rd, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

bed 1-3

Washington Ridge Apartments

200 Bishop Murphy Drive, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

bed 2-3

Mountain View

220 Somerville Ave, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Cumberland Arms

10 N Liberty St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

bed 1-2
payment $880-980/mo.

Cumberland Manor

229 Baltimore Ave, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Frostburg Heights

100 Honeysuckle Ln, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

The Cascades

701 E 4th St STE Ofc , Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Gateway Town Homes

755 Gateway Ter, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Klot's Mill Lofts

917 Gay St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

River Bend Court

50 Lamont St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Queen City Towers

235 Paca St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Washington - Allegany Residences II

1800 Bedford St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Kensington Algonquin

1 Baltimore St, Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Braddocks Green

Corner of Midlothian Rd, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Frostburg Apts

4 Powell's Lane, Frostburg, Maryland

Meshach Frost Village

7 Meshach Frost Vlg, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Allegany County, Maryland

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Allegany County, Maryland
$2.42 (+16%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $10.17 (+140%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Allegany County, Maryland?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Allegany County, Maryland.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Allegany County, Maryland.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs for Allegany County, Maryland.

Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Allegany County.

How many renters live in Allegany County, Maryland?

The County of Allegany County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.66 percent of the population living in Allegany County.

What is the rental market like in Allegany County, Maryland?

There are an estimated housing units in the Allegany County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Allegany County, Maryland, there are 1.1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Allegany County?

The rental vacancy rate in Allegany County is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Allegany County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Allegany County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
438 1,889 2,963 2,296 495
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Allegany County

A large number of apartments in Allegany County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Allegany County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $624 to $1,453. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $624
One BR $736
Two BR $920
Three BR $1,186
Four BR $1,453
2024 Fair Market Rents in Allegany County, Maryland

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Allegany County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 325 74 percent
One BR 1,333 71 percent
Two BR 1,910 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Allegany County, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Allegany County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Allegany County, Maryland including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Allegany County, Maryland

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Allegany County, Maryland

Allegany County features 1,325 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Allegany County, Maryland

There are 354 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Allegany County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Allegany County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Allegany County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Allegany County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Allegany County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $828 and $1,012.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.