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Affordable Housing In Eckhart Mines
Allegany County, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve Eckhart Mines

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)
Cumberland Housing Group Public Housing
Allegany County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eckhart Mines, Maryland

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Eckhart Mines, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Eckhart Mines, Maryland

Eckhart Mines features 0 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 Eckhart Mines, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eckhart Mines, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Eckhart Mines landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Eckhart Mines.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eckhart Mines, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Eckhart Mines, 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
Eckhart Mines, Maryland Fair Market Rent $499 $587 $734 $965 $1,223
Eckhart Mines, Maryland Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $528 to $646 $661 to $807 $869 to $1,062 $1,101 to $1,345

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Eckhart Mines, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $70,521 ±$32,046
Median Rent $731 ±$180
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 25.81pp
Total Population 891

Population and Household Demographics

Eckhart Mines is a city in Allegany County, Maryland with a population of 891. There are 397 households in the city with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 23.43% of households in Eckhart Mines are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eckhart Mines

The median gross income for households in Eckhart Mines is $70,521 a year, or $5,877 a month. The median rent for the city is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eckhart Mines, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Eckhart Mines.

Area Median Income In Eckhart Mines

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 Eckhart Mines, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegany County.

In Eckhart Mines, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Eckhart Mines

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 Eckhart Mines

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eckhart Mines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Eckhart Mines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eckhart Mines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900