Affordable Housing In Dorchester County
Maryland

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dorchester County

Cambridge Club Apartments

5220 Woods Rd
Cambridge, Maryland
$565-725
1-3 BR

Conifer Village at Cambridge

1040 Foxtail
Cambridge, Maryland
$874-984
1-2 BR

Foxtail Crossing Townhouses

1243 Zachary Drive
Cambridge, Maryland
Income Based
3 BR

Rambler Apartments

303 Crusader Rd
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cambridge Commons

1220 Chestnut Place
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Leonards Grove Apartments

2339 Hudson Road
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

New Horizons

503 Muir Street
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Greenwood Village

1027 Cosby Avenue
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
3 BR
Subsidized

Bradford House Apartments

701 Race St
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Crusader Arms Apartments

316-104 Crusader Road
Cambridge, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dorchester County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dorchester County, Maryland

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 Dorchester County, Maryland

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,011 affordable apartments for rent in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland

Dorchester County features 1,344 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 Dorchester County, Maryland

There are 667 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dorchester County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dorchester County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dorchester County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dorchester County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dorchester County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $805 and $983.

2022 Dorchester 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
Dorchester County, Maryland Fair Market Rent $726 $731 $894 $1,255 $1,485
Dorchester County, Maryland Payment Standard Range $653 to $799 $658 to $804 $805 to $983 $1,130 to $1,381 $1,337 to $1,634

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dorchester County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 2,011
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,344
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $47,093 ±$1,931
Median Rent $845 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.43% ± 4.09pp
Total Population 32,534

Population and Household Demographics

Dorchester County is a county in Maryland with a population of 32,534. There are 13,265 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 34.43% of households in Dorchester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dorchester County

The median gross income for households in Dorchester County is $47,093 a year, or $3,924 a month. The median rent for the county is $845 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dorchester County, a household making less than $2,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Dorchester County.

Area Median Income In Dorchester 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 Dorchester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,800

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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,900 $41,800 $44,650 $47,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dorchester County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,350 $46,100 $51,850 $57,600 $62,250 $66,850 $71,450 $76,050

Cities In Dorchester County

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City Served By
Algonquin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Algonquin is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Brookview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookview is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cambridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cambridge are the Cambridge Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Church Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Church Creek is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
East New Market The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East New Market is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Eldorado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eldorado is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Elliott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elliott is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Fishing Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fishing Creek is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Galestown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galestown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hurlock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hurlock is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Madison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madison is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Secretary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Secretary is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Taylors Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Taylors Island is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vienna is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.