Affordable Housing In Gaithersburg
Montgomery County, Maryland

Affordable Housing programs support 624 income based apartments in Gaithersburg where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,424 affordable apartments in Gaithersburg that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Gaithersburg, Maryland

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Gaithersburg.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Maryland Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Gaithersburg.

Stewartown Homes

9310 Merust Lane
Gaithersburg, Maryland
$1,063-1,309
2-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Parklane Apartments

8900 Spiceberry Cir
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Oaks at Olde Towne

9 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland
62+
Affordable

MHP Scattered Sites Townhomes and Condominiums

425 North Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Affordable

The Willows Apartments

429 W Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, Maryland
$757
1-2 BR
Affordable

Camp Hill Square

17825 Washington Grove Ln
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Rent Assisted

Forest Oak Towers

101 Odendhal Ave
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Rent Assisted

Corrigan Square

8511 Snouffer School Rd
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Affordable

Londonderry Towers

17060 King James Way
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Rent Assisted

Executive Garden

12 S Frederick Ave Apt 26
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Gaithersburg, 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
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Gaithersburg.

Gaithersburg, Maryland Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gaithersburg features 624 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 Gaithersburg, Maryland

There are 1,424 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gaithersburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gaithersburg, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gaithersburg landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gaithersburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gaithersburg, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 Gaithersburg, 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
Gaithersburg, Maryland Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Gaithersburg, Maryland Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gaithersburg, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,188
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 624
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.68
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $80,734 ±$3,551
Median Rent $1,543 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.3% ± 4.47pp
Total Population 64,945

Population and Household Demographics

Gaithersburg is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland with a population of 64,945. There are 23,550 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 45.46% of households in Gaithersburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gaithersburg

The median gross income for households in Gaithersburg is $80,734 a year, or $6,728 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,543 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gaithersburg, a household making less than $5,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Gaithersburg.

Area Median Income In Gaithersburg

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 Gaithersburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In Gaithersburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Gaithersburg

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 Gaithersburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gaithersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gaithersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gaithersburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800