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Affordable Housing In Cecil County
Maryland

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cecil County

Maple Heights Apartments

101 W Maple Heights Ct
Rising Sun, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR

Concord Apartments

152 Mill Creek Rd
Perryville, Maryland
$628-703
1-2 BR

Stony Run Apartments

Southside of Rt 40
North East, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR

North Bay Apartments

11 Cedar Hill Cir
North East, Maryland
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Victoria Park at North East

520 S Main St
North East, Maryland
$774-934
1-2 BR
55+

Elk River Manor Apartments

301 Elk River Manor Drive
North East, Maryland
$535-555
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Elkton Manor Apts

399 Booth St
Elkton, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR

Springford Gardens

One Whitehall Circle
Elkton, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

North Street Senior Residences

214 North Street
Elkton, Maryland
$718-1,049
1-2 BR
62+

Mckinley Apartments

500 Dodson Drive
Rising Sun, Maryland
$746
1 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Cecil County

Housing Authority Programs
Cecil County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cecil County, Maryland

There are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,295 affordable apartments for rent in Cecil County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Cecil County, Maryland

Cecil County features 692 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 Cecil County, Maryland

There are 1,603 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cecil County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cecil County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cecil County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Cecil County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cecil County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 Cecil 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 $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cecil County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,295
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 692
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $66,396 ±$2,103
Median Rent $996 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.76% ± 4.66pp
Total Population 101,960

Population and Household Demographics

Cecil County is a county in Maryland with a population of 101,960. There are 36,728 households in the county with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 26.43% of households in Cecil County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cecil County

The median gross income for households in Cecil County is $66,396 a year, or $5,533 a month. The median rent for the county is $996 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cecil County, a household making less than $3,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Cecil County.

Area Median Income In Cecil 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 Cecil County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 Cecil 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 Cecil County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050

Cities In Cecil County

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

City Served By
Cecilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cecilton is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Charlestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charlestown is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Chesapeake City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesapeake City is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Elkton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Elkton are the Elkton Housing Authority and Cecil County Housing Agency.
North East The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North East is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Perryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perryville is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Port Deposit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Deposit is the Cecil County Housing Agency.
Rising Sun The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rising Sun is the Cecil County Housing Agency.