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Affordable Housing In Hagerstown
Washington County, Maryland

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hagerstown

Hopewell Station Apartments

11220 Pepperbush Circle
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible
Accessible
Subsidized
Supportive Housing

Alexander House

7 E Washington St
Hagerstown, Maryland
$590-702
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Washington Gardens

1000 Security Road
Hagerstown, Maryland
$635-894
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Stonecroft

11400 Stonecroft Ct
Hagerstown, Maryland
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Noland Village

1080 Noland Dr
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-5 BR
Family & Senior

C. W Brooks

45 W Baltimore St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR

Parkside Homes

130 W North Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Douglass Court

84 W North Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Hopewell Manor Apartments

11220 Pepperbush Circle
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Gateway Crossing

700 Lanvale St
Hagerstown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Housing Authorities that serve Hagerstown

Housing Authority Programs
Hagerstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hagerstown, Maryland

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,182 affordable apartments for rent in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown features 1,959 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 Hagerstown, Maryland

There are 223 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hagerstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hagerstown, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hagerstown landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hagerstown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hagerstown, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $784 and $958.

2020 Hagerstown, 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 $568 $676 $871 $1,238 $1,529
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $608 to $744 $784 to $958 $1,114 to $1,362 $1,376 to $1,682

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hagerstown, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 2,182
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,959
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $39,251 ±$2,565
Median Rent $793 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.92% ± 4.31pp
Total Population 40,210

Population and Household Demographics

Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland with a population of 40,210. There are 16,206 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 60.85% of households in Hagerstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hagerstown

The median gross income for households in Hagerstown is $39,251 a year, or $3,271 a month. The median rent for the city is $793 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hagerstown, a household making less than $2,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Hagerstown.

Area Median Income In Hagerstown

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 Hagerstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Hagerstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,800

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 Hagerstown

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 Hagerstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,950 $31,950 $35,950 $39,900 $43,100 $46,300 $49,500 $52,700
80% of Median $44,700 $51,100 $57,500 $63,850 $69,000 $74,100 $79,200 $84,300