Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Damascus, MD

Discover affordable housing in Damascus where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Woodfield Commons

26390 Woodfield Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872

Damascus Gardens Apartments

9825 Bethesda Church Rd, Damascus, Maryland 20872

Victory Haven

9616 Main St, Damascus, Maryland 20872

Montgomery Homes IV

10714 Budsman Ter, Damascus, Maryland 20872

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Madison Shannahan

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Damascus, Maryland
$23.73 (+158%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $31.48 (+434%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Damascus, Maryland?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Damascus, Maryland.

Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Damascus.

How many renters live in Damascus, Maryland?

The City of Damascus has 16,846 people living in 5,716 households.

There are 1,218 renters living in 468 renter households in this City. Renters make up 7.23 percent of the population living in Damascus.

What is the rental market like in Damascus, Maryland?

There are an estimated 5,922 housing units in the Damascus area. Of these, 506 units are rental homes, making up 9 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Damascus, Maryland, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Damascus?

The rental vacancy rate in Damascus is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Damascus for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Damascus
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
17 0 230 145 69
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Damascus

A large number of apartments in Damascus have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Damascus are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 38 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Damascus

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,772 to $3,015. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,772
One BR $1,803
Two BR $2,045
Three BR $2,544
Four BR $3,015
2024 Fair Market Rents in Damascus, Maryland

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Damascus?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
Two BR 96 42 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Damascus, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Damascus?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Damascus, Maryland including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 119
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 134
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Damascus, Maryland

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Damascus, Maryland

Damascus features 249 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 Damascus, Maryland

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Damascus.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Damascus, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Damascus landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Damascus.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Damascus, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,841 and $2,250.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.