Affordable Housing In Cecil County
44 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cecil County
Housing Authorities that serve Cecil County
|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|
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
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|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.|