Low Income Apartments In Columbia
Howard County, Maryland

Low Income Apartments In Columbia

St Matthew House

7261 Eden Brook Dr
Columbia, MD
Income Based
1 BR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Forest Ridge Apartments

5866 Stevens Forest Road, Unit #2
Columbia, MD
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Columbia Commons

7601 Woodpark Ln
Columbia, MD
$1,275-1,999
1-3 BR

Verona at Oakland Mills

9650 Whiteacre Rd Ste 4
Columbia, MD
$1,050-1,600
1-3 BR

Shalom Square

6220-6080 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hickory Ridge Place

10799 Hickory Ridge Rd
Columbia, MD
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Owen Brown Place

7080 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Park View at Columbia

7070 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD
62+
HCV Welcome

Orchard Crossing Apartments

4810 Circling Hunter Drive
Columbia, MD
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Sierra Woods

8712 Airybrink Lane, Unit #104
Columbia, MD
$747-1,280
1-4 BR
Subsidized

There are 50 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,924 affordable apartments for rent in Columbia, Maryland. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,254 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 1,072 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Columbia. There are 670 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Columbia

Housing Authority Programs
Howard County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Columbia, Maryland

Columbia, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 1,924
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,254
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Total Population 103,055
Housing Units 39,893
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $100,849 ±$2,411
Median Rent $1,585 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.25% ± 3.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

Columbia is a City in Howard County, Maryland with a population of 103,055. There are 39,893 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 33.74% of households in Columbia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbia

The median gross income for households in Columbia is $100,849 a year, or $8,404 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbia, a household making less than $5,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbia.1

Fair Market Rents in Columbia

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$862 $1,074 $1,342 $1,732 $1,992