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Affordable Housing In Denton
Caroline County, Maryland

Waiting List Openings In Denton

Waiting ListStatus
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Denton

Caroline Apartments

301 Caroline Apartments
Denton, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Riverview Gardens III

309 High St
Denton, Maryland

Riverview Gardens I

500 High St
Denton, Maryland

Riverview Gardens II

521 High St
Denton, Maryland

Edenton Lane

900 Gay St
Denton, Maryland

Edenton Manor

906 Gay St.
Denton, Maryland
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Housing Authorities that serve Denton

Housing Authority Programs
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Denton, Maryland

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 214 affordable apartments for rent in Denton, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Denton, Maryland

Denton features 214 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 Denton, Maryland

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Denton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Denton, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Denton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Denton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Denton, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $843 and $1,031.

2021 Denton, 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 $677 $711 $937 $1,238 $1,524
Payment Standard Range $609 to $745 $640 to $782 $843 to $1,031 $1,114 to $1,362 $1,372 to $1,676

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Denton, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 214
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 214
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $41,122 ±$7,195
Median Rent $995 ±$244
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.12% ± 15.58pp
Total Population 4,357

Population and Household Demographics

Denton is a city in Caroline County, Maryland with a population of 4,357. There are 1,574 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 44.28% of households in Denton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Denton

The median gross income for households in Denton is $41,122 a year, or $3,427 a month. The median rent for the city is $995 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Denton, a household making less than $3,317 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Denton.

Area Median Income In Denton

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Denton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Caroline County.

In Denton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Denton

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 Denton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900