Affordable Housing In Baltimore
318 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baltimore
Housing Authorities that serve Baltimore
|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|
Other Housing Authorities located in Baltimore
|Baltimore County Office of Housing||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)|
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|
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.1
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 $101,000
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||$21,250||$24,250||$27,300||$30,300||$32,750||$35,150||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$35,350||$40,400||$45,450||$50,500||$54,550||$58,600||$62,650||$66,700|
|80% of Median||$52,850||$60,400||$67,950||$75,500||$81,550||$87,600||$93,650||$99,700|