Affordable Housing In Baltimore
Maryland

Waiting List Openings In Baltimore

Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities (NED) Disabled Public Housing

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

333 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baltimore

Bolton House Apartments

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

Arlington Estates Co-Op

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

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

Orchard Mews Apartments

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

J. Van Story Branch Senior Apartments

11 W 20th St
Baltimore, Maryland
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Accessible
62+

Harlem Gardens Senior Apartments

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

Printers Square Apartments

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

Collington Commons

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

Oaks At Liberty

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Baltimore, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Baltimore, Maryland

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 333 low income housing apartment communities offering 32,694 affordable apartments for rent in Baltimore, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore features 23,451 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 8,906 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 $1,256 and $1,535.

2022 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
Baltimore, Maryland Fair Market Rent $953 $1,124 $1,395 $1,809 $2,075
Baltimore, Maryland Payment Standard Range $858 to $1,048 $1,012 to $1,236 $1,256 to $1,535 $1,628 to $1,990 $1,868 to $2,283

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baltimore, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 333
Total Low Income Apartments 32,694
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 23,451
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 $105,100

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Baltimore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,100 $25,250 $28,400 $31,550 $34,100 $36,600 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Baltimore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Baltimore AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,950 $63,950 $71,950 $79,900 $86,300 $92,700 $99,100 $105,500