Affordable Housing In Friendsville
Garrett County, Maryland

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Friendsville

Guardian Apartments

949 Old River Rd
Friendsville, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR

Friendship Heights

702 Morris Ave
Friendsville, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
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Housing Authorities that serve Friendsville

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 Friendsville, Maryland

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 50 affordable apartments for rent in Friendsville, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Friendsville, Maryland

Friendsville features 50 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 Friendsville, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Friendsville, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Friendsville, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2020 Friendsville, 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 $477 $588 $732 $1,039 $1,285
Payment Standard Range $429 to $525 $529 to $647 $659 to $805 $935 to $1,143 $1,157 to $1,414

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Friendsville, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 50
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $35,694 ±$14,286
Median Rent $511 ±$235
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.14% ± 26.98pp
Total Population 582

Population and Household Demographics

Friendsville is a City in Garrett County, Maryland with a population of 582. There are 239 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 40.59% of households in Friendsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Friendsville

The median gross income for households in Friendsville is $35,694 a year, or $2,975 a month. The median rent for the city is $511 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Friendsville, a household making less than $1,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Friendsville.1

Area Median Income In Friendsville

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 Friendsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Garrett County.

In Friendsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,400

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 Friendsville

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 Friendsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250