Affordable Housing In Capitol Heights
Prince Georges County, Maryland

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Capitol Heights

Millwood Townhouses

1298 Karen Blvd
Capitol Heights, Maryland
2-4 BR

Central Gardens I

6800 Central Ave Ofc 102
Capitol Heights, Maryland
1-3 BR

Central Gardens II

6804 Central Ave Ofc 102
Capitol Heights, Maryland
Income Based-1,585
1-3 BR

Highland Ridge

1201 Benning Rd
Capitol Heights, Maryland
1-3 BR

St Paul Senior Living I & II

1207 Addison Rd
Capitol Heights, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Gateway Village

505 Suffolk Ave
Capitol Heights, Maryland
Elderly Supportive Housing

Town and Country

6800 Central Ave
Capitol Heights, Maryland
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights, Maryland

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Capitol Heights, Maryland

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 369 affordable apartments for rent in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Capitol Heights, Maryland

Capitol Heights features 253 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 Capitol Heights, Maryland

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Capitol Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Capitol Heights, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Capitol Heights landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Capitol Heights.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Capitol Heights, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,607 and $1,964.

2022 Capitol Heights, 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
Capitol Heights, Maryland Fair Market Rent $1,539 $1,567 $1,785 $2,260 $2,713
Capitol Heights, Maryland Payment Standard Range $1,385 to $1,693 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,607 to $1,964 $2,034 to $2,486 $2,442 to $2,984

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Capitol Heights, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 369
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 253
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 3.16
Median Household Income $75,788 ±$10,837
Median Rent $1,022 ±$518
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.78% ± 14.87pp
Total Population 4,482

Population and Household Demographics

Capitol Heights is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a population of 4,482. There are 1,413 households in the city with an average household size of 3.16 persons. 22.72% of households in Capitol Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Capitol Heights

The median gross income for households in Capitol Heights is $75,788 a year, or $6,316 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,022 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Capitol Heights, a household making less than $3,407 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Capitol Heights.

Area Median Income In Capitol Heights

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 Capitol Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Prince Georges County.

In Capitol Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Capitol Heights

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 Capitol Heights

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Capitol Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Capitol Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Capitol Heights AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800