Cheap Apartments In Anne Arundel County
Maryland

Morningside Park Apartments

9950 Guilford
Jessup, MD
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+

Glenview Gardens

7987 Nolpark Ct
Glen Burnie, MD
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Villages at Marley Station

7807 Winborne Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
$900
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Victoria Park At Edgewater

87 Stewart Dr
Edgewater, MD
$478-1,210
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Admiral Oaks Apartments

445 Captains Cir
Annapolis, MD
$1,040-1,355
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Park View at Furnace Branch

7466 Furnace Branch Road
Glen Burnie, MD
$879-1,056
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Park View at Severna Park

180 Ritchies Hwy
Severna Park, MD
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

College Parkway Place

570 Bellerive Rd
Annapolis, MD
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

The Greens at Hammonds Lane

602 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Spa Cove

910 Primrose Road
Annapolis, MD
1-3 BR

There are 45 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 6,128 affordable apartments for rent in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 3,583 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,205 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Anne Arundel County. There are 3,094 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Anne Arundel County

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Other Housing Authorities located in Anne Arundel County

The Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Annapolis, Maryland.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Anne Arundel County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 6,128
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,583
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Total Population 555,280
Housing Units 203,336
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $89,860 ±$1,208
Median Rent $1,497 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.36% ± 1.92pp

Population and Household Demographics

Anne Arundel County is a County in Maryland with a population of 555,280. There are 203,336 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 26.04% of households in Anne Arundel County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anne Arundel County

The median gross income for households in Anne Arundel County is $89,860 a year, or $7,488 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,497 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anne Arundel County, a household making less than $4,990 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Anne Arundel County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.92 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,900

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 Anne Arundel 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 Anne Arundel County HUD Rental Assistance in Anne Arundel County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,950 $22,800 $25,650 $28,450 $30,750 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
80% of Median $50,350 $57,550 $64,750 $71,900 $77,700 $83,450 $89,200 $94,950

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Anne Arundel County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 2011, 17 low income apartment communities containing 2,760 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Anne Arundel County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Anne Arundel County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Anne Arundel County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,450 $51,250 $55,050 $58,850 $62,650
60% of Median $39,900 $45,600 $51,300 $56,940 $61,500 $66,060 $70,620 $75,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Anne Arundel County is $51,300 a year, or $4,275 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,275 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,283 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $831 $891 $1,069 $1,234 $1,376 $1,519
60% $998 $1,069 $1,283 $1,481 $1,652 $1,823
Fair Market Rents in Anne Arundel County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$862 $1,074 $1,342 $1,732 $1,992

Cities In Anne Arundel County

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City Listings Served By
Annapolis 26 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Annapolis are the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis and Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.
Severn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Severn is the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.
Glen Burnie 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glen Burnie is the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.
Odenton 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odenton is the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.
Edgewater 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewater is the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County.
Pasadena 1
Jessup 1
Brooklyn Park 1
Arnold 0
Severna Park 1
Gambrills 0
Annapolis Neck 0
Arden on the Severn 0
Cape St. Claire 0
Crofton 0
Crownsville 0
Deale 0
Ferndale 0
Fort Meade 0
Friendship 0
Galesville 0
Herald Harbor 0
Highland Beach 0
Lake Shore 0
Linthicum 0
Maryland City 0
Mayo 0
Naval Academy 0
Parole 0
Riva 0
Riviera Beach 0
Shady Side 0