Affordable Housing In Dorchester County
Maryland

Affordable Housing programs support 1,398 income based apartments in Dorchester County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 627 affordable apartments in Dorchester County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dorchester County, Maryland

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Dorchester County. Go to the Maryland Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Dorchester County.

Carlton Courts

934 Pine St
Cambridge, Maryland
Rent Assisted

Hudson Townhomes

1224 Zachary Drive
Cambridge, Maryland

Conifer Village at Cambridge II

1223 Zachary Dr
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable

Glenburn House

518 Glenburn Ave
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable

Cambridge Park Bay Country Apartments

500 Greenwood Ave
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable

Hayward Street

200 Hayward St
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable

Pleasant Village I

614 Race St
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable

Initiatives - Housing Development Prgms

40 Academy St
East New Market, Maryland
Affordable

Carlton Courts Apartments

919 Hubbard St
Cambridge, Maryland
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Dorchester County

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Cambridge, MD Affordable Housing programs support 23 apartment communities in Cambridge.
Affordable Housing In East New Market, MD Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in East New Market.
Affordable Housing In Hurlock, MD Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Hurlock.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Dorchester County, Maryland Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dorchester County, Maryland

Dorchester County features 1,398 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 627 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 $892 and $1,090.

2023 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 $784 $789 $991 $1,408 $1,688
Dorchester County, Maryland Payment Standard Range $706 to $862 $710 to $868 $892 to $1,090 $1,267 to $1,549 $1,519 to $1,857

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dorchester County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 2,073
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,398
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 $76,600

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.
$16,950 $19,350 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
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.
$45,100 $51,550 $58,000 $64,400 $69,600 $74,750 $79,900 $85,050