Affordable Housing In Allegany County
Maryland

Affordable Housing programs support 1,363 income based apartments in Allegany County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 411 affordable apartments in Allegany County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Allegany County, Maryland

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Allegany County. Go to the Maryland Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Allegany County.

25801 Shady Ln SW

25801 Shady Ln SW
Westernport, Maryland

Kensington Algonquin

1 Baltimore St
Cumberland, Maryland
Affordable

Allegany Towers Revitalization Chdo T A

217 Glenn St
Cumberland, Maryland
Affordable

Gateway Town Homes

755 Gateway Ter
Cumberland, Maryland
Affordable

Braddocks Green

Corner of Midlothian Rd
Frostburg, Maryland
Affordable

Braddocks Greene Apartments

Midlothian and Braddock Rd
Frostburg, Maryland
Affordable

Frostburg Apts

4 Powell's Lane
Frostburg, Maryland
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Affordable Housing In Allegany County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Allegany County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Cumberland, MD Affordable Housing programs support 17 apartment communities in Cumberland.
Affordable Housing In Frostburg, MD Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Frostburg.
Affordable Housing In Lonaconing, MD Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Lonaconing.
Affordable Housing In Westernport, MD Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Westernport.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Allegany County Housing Authority Public Housing
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP)
Cumberland Housing Group Public Housing
Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Allegany County.

Allegany County, Maryland Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Allegany County, Maryland

Allegany County features 1,363 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 411 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 $754 and $922.

2023 Allegany County, Maryland Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Allegany County, Maryland Fair Market Rent $560 $668 $838 $1,073 $1,356
Allegany County, Maryland Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $601 to $735 $754 to $922 $966 to $1,180 $1,220 to $1,492

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Allegany County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 1,774
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $40,551 ±$1,256
Median Rent $624 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.62% ± 3.96pp
Total Population 73,549

Population and Household Demographics

Allegany County is a county in Maryland with a population of 73,549. There are 28,324 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 31.22% of households in Allegany County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allegany County

The median gross income for households in Allegany County is $40,551 a year, or $3,379 a month. The median rent for the county is $624 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allegany County, a household making less than $2,080 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Allegany County.

Area Median Income In Allegany County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Allegany County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,300

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Allegany County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Allegany County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Allegany County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,950 $19,350 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Allegany County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Allegany County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,100 $51,550 $58,000 $64,400 $69,600 $74,750 $79,900 $85,050