Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Garrett County, MD

Discover affordable housing in Garrett County where there are 20+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Friendship Heights

702 Morris Ave, Friendsville, Maryland 21531

Meadow View

175 Meadow View Dr, Grantsville, Maryland 21536

Guardian Apartments

949 Old River Rd, Friendsville, Maryland 21531

Mt Village West Ldt Partnership

175 Pysell Rd, Oakland, Maryland 21541

Overlook North

300 Vista Sq, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Eleventh Street Mitchell Manor

214 N 11th St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Starner Hill Apartments

25 N Pennsylvania Ave, Grantsville, Maryland 21536

Liberty Square

470 W Liberty St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Pine Woods East

705 N St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Cassel Ridge East

100 Cassel Ridge Dr, Grantsville, Maryland 21536

Oakwood East Lp

110 A St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Parkwood Village East

108 Decatur St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Underwood South Garrettland Realty

201 E Mason St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Yough West Ltd Partnership

400 Glade Sq, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Casselridge East

Hershberger Ln, Grantsville, Maryland 21536

Liberty Mews

104 E Center St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Town View Village

101 Town View Drive, Accident, Maryland

Pleasant View South

402 Pleasant View Ln, Oakland, Maryland 21550


Liberty St, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Glades West Ltd Partnership

150 Glade Sq, Oakland, Maryland 21550

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Garrett County, Maryland
$2.14 (+14%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Garrett 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs for Garrett County, Maryland.

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

How many renters live in Garrett County, Maryland?

The County of Garrett County has 28,856 people living in 12,448 households.

There are 4,934 renters living in 2,471 renter households in this County. Renters make up 17.1 percent of the population living in Garrett County.

What is the rental market like in Garrett County, Maryland?

There are an estimated 18,501 housing units in the Garrett County area. Of these, 3,321 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Garrett County, Maryland, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Garrett County?

The rental vacancy rate in Garrett County is 24 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Garrett County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Garrett County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
32 706 750 802 114
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Garrett County

A large number of apartments in Garrett County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Garrett County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 27 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 11 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Garrett County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $785 to $1,536. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $785
One BR $795
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,275
Four BR $1,536
2024 Fair Market Rents in Garrett County, Maryland

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Garrett County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 32 100 percent
One BR 536 76 percent
Two BR 470 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Garrett County, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Garrett County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Garrett County, Maryland including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 678
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 49
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 23
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 320
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Garrett County, Maryland

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Garrett County, Maryland

Garrett County features 287 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 Garrett County, Maryland

There are 286 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garrett County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garrett County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garrett County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Garrett County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garrett County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.