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Affordable Housing In Carroll County

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Carroll County

Sunnybrook Senior Apartments

225 Frock Drive
Westminster, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Carrolltown Village

6500 Carrolltown Village
Eldersburg, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Westminster Overlook

30 Locust St
Westminster, Maryland

Kuleana Gardens

1666 Liberty Rd
Eldersburg, Maryland
Disabled Supportive Housing

Ridge Residences

101 Timber Ridge Dr
Westminster, Maryland
Elderly Supportive Housing

Schoolhouse Road

518 N Schoolhouse Rd
Sykesville, Maryland

Bishops Garth Apartments

99 Charles St
Westminster, Maryland

Union Village Apartments

19 Union St
Westminster, Maryland

Cranberry Cottages ( Aka Tremont Place )

500 Tremont Dr
Westminster, Maryland
Accepts Vouchers

Shriner Court Apartments

4775 Ladysburg Rd
Union Bridge, Maryland
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Carroll County

Housing Authority Programs
Carroll County Housing And Community Dev Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Carroll County, Maryland

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 957 affordable apartments for rent in Carroll County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Carroll County, Maryland

Carroll County features 410 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 547 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 $1,238 and $1,514.

2020 Carroll County, 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 research.

Carroll County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 957
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 410
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $85,385 ±$1,630
Median Rent $1,079 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.88% ± 3.6pp
Total Population 167,444

Population and Household Demographics

Carroll County is a county in Maryland with a population of 167,444. There are 60,004 households in the county with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 17.99% of households in Carroll County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Carroll County

The median gross income for households in Carroll County is $85,385 a year, or $7,115 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,079 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Carroll County, a household making less than $3,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Carroll County.

Area Median Income In Carroll County

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 Carroll County, 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 Carroll County

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 Carroll County

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

Cities In Carroll County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Eldersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eldersburg is the Carroll County Housing And Community Dev.
Hampstead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hampstead is the Carroll County Housing And Community Dev.
Mount Airy
New Windsor
Sykesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sykesville is the Carroll County Housing And Community Dev.
Taneytown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taneytown is the Carroll County Housing And Community Dev.
Union Bridge
Westminster The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Westminster are the City of Westminster Housing Office and Carroll County Housing And Community Dev.