Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Carroll County, MD

Discover affordable housing in Carroll County where there are 22+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Carrolltown Village

6500 Carrolltown Village Dr., Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

bed 1-3

Sunnybrook Senior Apartments

225 Frock Drive, Westminster, Maryland 21157

bed 1-2

Westminster Overlook

30 Locust St , Westminster, Maryland 21157

bed 1

Taneytown Crossing

120 Community Dr., Taneytown, Maryland 21787

bed 1-3

Schoolhouse Road

518 N Schoolhouse Rd, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Ridge Residences

101 Timber Ridge Dr, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Kuleana Gardens

1666 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, Maryland 21784

The Residences at the Hampstead School

1211 N Main St, Hampstead, Maryland 21074

bed 1-2

Westminster Way

322 W. Main St., Westminster, Maryland 21158

bed 1-3
payment $905-1568/mo.

Pono Homes

6406 Tamarack Circle, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Ridgely House Apartments

4426 Black Rock Rd, Hampstead, Maryland 21074

Union Village Apartments

19 Union St, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Spencer Village

6311 Georgetown Blvd, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Bishops Garth Apartments

99 Charles St, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Tremont Place Apartments, Phase II

505 Tremont Dr, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Shriner Court Apartments

4775 Ladysburg Rd, Union Bridge, Maryland 21791

Tremont Place II

222 N Cranberry Rd, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Village House Senior Apartments

7426 Village Rd, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Tremont Place III

311 Shagbark Dr, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Cranberry Cottages ( Aka Tremont Place )

500 Tremont Dr, Westminster, Maryland 21157

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payment Subsidized
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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Carroll County, Maryland

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Carroll County, Maryland
$21.80 (+145%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $29.55 (+408%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Carroll County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Carroll County, Maryland.

Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carroll County.

How many renters live in Carroll County, Maryland?

The County of Carroll County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 10.9 percent of the population living in Carroll County.

What is the rental market like in Carroll County, Maryland?

There are an estimated housing units in the Carroll County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Carroll County, Maryland, there are 1.09 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Carroll County?

The rental vacancy rate in Carroll County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Carroll County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carroll County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
350 2,769 4,116 2,751 547
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carroll County

A large number of apartments in Carroll County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Carroll County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,379 to $2,849. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,379
One BR $1,582
Two BR $1,943
Three BR $2,519
Four BR $2,849
2024 Fair Market Rents in Carroll County, Maryland

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Carroll County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 151 43 percent
One BR 2,289 83 percent
Two BR 2,582 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Carroll County, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Carroll County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Carroll County, Maryland including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Carroll County, Maryland

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Carroll County, Maryland

Carroll County features 315 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 Carroll County, Maryland

There are 534 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carroll County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carroll County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carroll County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Carroll County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carroll County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,749 and $2,137.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.