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Affordable Housing In Baltimore
Maryland

318 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baltimore

Bolton House Apartments

1100 Bolton St
Baltimore, Maryland
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Wabash Estates Co-op

5500 Wabash Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Penn Square

2636 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Arlington Estates Co-op

4601 W. Northern Parkway
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Orchard Mews Apartments

514 Orchard Street
Baltimore, Maryland
$880-1,236
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Harlem Gardens Senior Apartments

1700 Edmondson Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Printers Square Apartments

1312 Guilford Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
$762-1,110
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Collington Commons

2200 E Biddle St
Baltimore, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oaks At Liberty

3501 Howard Park Ave
Baltimore, Maryland
$791-1,016
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Greens at Irvington Mews

4300 Frederick Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland
$385-785
1-2 BR
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Baltimore

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Baltimore City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baltimore, Maryland

There are 318 low income housing apartment communities offering 31,645 affordable apartments for rent in Baltimore, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore features 22,534 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 Baltimore, Maryland

There are 8,897 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baltimore.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baltimore, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Baltimore landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Baltimore.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baltimore, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,514.

2020 Baltimore, 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
Fair Market Rent $897 $1,105 $1,376 $1,781 $2,037
Payment Standard Range $807 to $987 $995 to $1,216 $1,238 to $1,514 $1,603 to $1,959 $1,833 to $2,241

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baltimore, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 318
Total Low Income Apartments 31,645
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 22,534
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.37
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $42,241 ±$536
Median Rent $951 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.56% ± 1.22pp
Total Population 622,454

Population and Household Demographics

Baltimore is a city in Maryland with a population of 622,454. There are 242,268 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 52.88% of households in Baltimore are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baltimore

The median gross income for households in Baltimore is $42,241 a year, or $3,520 a month. The median rent for the city is $951 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baltimore, a household making less than $3,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Baltimore.

Area Median Income In Baltimore

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 Baltimore, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,000

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 Baltimore

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 Baltimore

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,850 $25,000 $28,100 $31,200 $33,700 $36,200 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650