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Affordable Housing In Berlin
Worcester County, Maryland

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Berlin

Cannery Village

115 Cannery Way
Berlin, Maryland
2-4 BR

Decatur Apartments

10218 Old Ocean City Blvd #1000
Berlin, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Homes at Berlin

113 Flower St
Berlin, Maryland

Bay Terrace Gardens Apartments

517 Bay St
Berlin, Maryland

West Street, 8

8 West St
Berlin, Maryland

Bay Street Properties

509 Bay St
Berlin, Maryland

Rhodas Legacy

545 Bay St
Berlin, Maryland

Reedy Cove Apartments

9100 Reedy Cove Dr
Berlin, Maryland
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Housing Authorities that serve Berlin

Housing Authority Programs
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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Berlin, Maryland

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 239 affordable apartments for rent in Berlin, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Berlin, Maryland

Berlin features 184 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 Berlin, Maryland

There are 55 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Berlin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Berlin, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Berlin landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Berlin.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Berlin, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $862 and $1,054.

2021 Berlin, 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
Berlin, Maryland Fair Market Rent $748 $752 $958 $1,361 $1,659
Berlin, Maryland Payment Standard Range $673 to $823 $677 to $827 $862 to $1,054 $1,225 to $1,497 $1,493 to $1,825

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Berlin, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 239
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 184
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $57,782 ±$9,060
Median Rent $903 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.25% ± 13.88pp
Total Population 4,520

Population and Household Demographics

Berlin is a city in Worcester County, Maryland with a population of 4,520. There are 1,577 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 34.05% of households in Berlin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Berlin

The median gross income for households in Berlin is $57,782 a year, or $4,815 a month. The median rent for the city is $903 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Berlin, a household making less than $3,010 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Berlin.

Area Median Income In Berlin

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Berlin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Worcester County.

In Berlin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Berlin

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 Berlin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Berlin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Berlin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,950 $31,950 $35,950 $39,900 $43,100 $46,300 $49,500 $52,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Berlin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,700 $51,050 $57,450 $63,800 $68,950 $74,050 $79,150 $84,250