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Affordable Housing In Charles County
Maryland

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Charles County

Victory Brookside

2008 Wingate Court
Waldorf, Maryland
$462-608
Studio BR
55+

Victoria Park Jaycees

11060 Weymouth Ct
Waldorf, Maryland
$1,070-1,499
1-2 BR
62+

La Plata Manor Apartments

1 Hickory Lane
La Plata, Maryland
Income Based-1,172
Studio-1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Victoria Park Waldorf

11080 Weymouth Court
Waldorf, Maryland
$1,021-1,275
1-2 BR
55+

Birchwood at Waldorf

3605 Moses Way
Waldorf, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Adams Crossing

12330 Vivian Adams Dr
Waldorf, Maryland
$1,347-1,561
2-3 BR

Charles Landing South

41 Jameson Ct
Indian Head, Maryland
$1,332-1,754
2-3 BR

Melwood Charles Housing

3614 Mountain Ash Ct
Waldorf, Maryland
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

H.O.P.E. Mudd Housing, Inc

4008 Brewster Ln
Waldorf, Maryland
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Palmer Apartments

3002 Parkway Place
Waldorf, Maryland
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Charles County

Housing Authority Programs
Charles County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Charles County, Maryland

There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,716 affordable apartments for rent in Charles County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Charles County, Maryland

Charles County features 771 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 Charles County, Maryland

There are 945 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charles County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charles County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Charles County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Charles County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Charles County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,536 and $1,878.

2020 Charles 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 $1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707
Payment Standard Range $1,311 to $1,603 $1,350 to $1,650 $1,536 to $1,878 $1,994 to $2,437 $2,436 to $2,978

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Charles County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,716
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 771
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $90,607 ±$1,803
Median Rent $1,487 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.69% ± 4.64pp
Total Population 152,754

Population and Household Demographics

Charles County is a county in Maryland with a population of 152,754. There are 53,171 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 22.29% of households in Charles County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Charles County

The median gross income for households in Charles County is $90,607 a year, or $7,551 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,487 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charles County, a household making less than $4,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Charles County.

Area Median Income In Charles 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 Charles County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,000

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 Charles 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 Charles County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% of Median $55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100

Cities In Charles County

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City Served By
Benedict The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Benedict is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Bensville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bensville is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Bryans Road The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bryans Road is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Bryantown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bryantown is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Cobb Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cobb Island is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Hughesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hughesville is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Indian Head The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Head is the Charles County Housing Authority.
La Plata The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Plata is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Pomfret The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pomfret is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Port Tobacco Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Tobacco Village is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Potomac Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potomac Heights is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Rock Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock Point is the Charles County Housing Authority.
Waldorf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waldorf is the Charles County Housing Authority.