Affordable Housing In Emmitsburg
Frederick County, Maryland

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emmitsburg

Lincoln on the Park

401 W Lincoln Ave
Emmitsburg, MD
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Emmitsburg

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 Emmitsburg, Maryland

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Emmitsburg features 32 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 Emmitsburg, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emmitsburg, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emmitsburg, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,536 and $1,878.

2020 Emmitsburg, 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 $1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707
Payment Standard Range $1,311 to $1,603 $1,350 to $1,650 $1,536 to $1,878 $1,994 to $2,437 $2,436 to $2,978

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Emmitsburg, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $59,698 ±$7,481
Median Rent $802 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.69% ± 18.98pp
Total Population 2,951

Population and Household Demographics

Emmitsburg is a City in Frederick County, Maryland with a population of 2,951. There are 1,047 households in the city with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 32.09% of households in Emmitsburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emmitsburg

The median gross income for households in Emmitsburg is $59,698 a year, or $4,975 a month. The median rent for the city is $802 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emmitsburg, a household making less than $2,673 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Emmitsburg.1

Area Median Income In Emmitsburg

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 Emmitsburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Frederick County.

In Emmitsburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,300

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 Emmitsburg

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 Emmitsburg HUD Rental Assistance in Emmitsburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450