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C. W Brooks

45 W Baltimore St, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

On July 18, 2011, a newly constructed 60‐unit elderly mid‐rise in Hagerstown, MD opened its doors of opportunity. The 60 house‐holds that reside in the C. Williams Brooks Mid‐Rise enjoy one of the first affordable Housing endeavors completed using ARRA funds. With the use of $9,879,750 Million in ARRA funds and $4,544,442 in additional funding, the building was constructed to provide high quality, affordable housing.

Each apartment is equipped with energy star appliances and water saving devices. An abundance of planted trees on the property will reduce the carbon footprint. Over 31% of the materials used on the property were recycled material and over 80% of the construction waste was able to be properly recycled reducing landfill waste. Even the parking lot and driveway is made of energy efficient sun reflective concrete verses the normal black asphalt that absorbs heat.

When visiting the C. Williams Brooks building you are first greeted by a park with walking trails. The park is highlighted with a cupola recycled and renovated from the old H.L. Mills gas station that once stood where the park is located. A 3‐tiered fountain is yet another feature of the campus style community. The amenities available to the residents of the C. Williams Brooks Mid‐Rise are plentiful. The building is a smoke‐free building that features a library, fitness room, convenience store and barber/beauty salon that brings a sense of community to this 60 unit mid‐rise and the surrounding 376 unit elderly and disabled community called Potomac Towers. All units exceed the current accessibility/Section 504 and UFAS requirements with 10% of the units being fully mobility accessible and the remaining 54 units easily adaptable.

The mid‐rise, known as C. Williams Brooks, is named after the Housing Authority’s current Board of Director Chair, Carolyn Williams Brooks and her grandfather, T. Andrew Williams. Both Ms. Brooks and Mr. Williams served a combined total of 30 years as Chair of the Board of Commissioners.

 

Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
One Bedroom One Bath (1/1) - Call for Price

C. W Brooks Details

  • 60 one bedroom units.
  • Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)

Property Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • On-Site Parking
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Landscaping
  • Walking Trails
  • Smoke Free

Nearby Amenities

  • Near Park
  • Barber/ Beauty Salon

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Hagerstown HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Hagerstown but actual income limits may differ for units at C. W Brooks.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $15,850 $18,100 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
80% $42,200 $48,200 $54,250 $60,250 $65,100 $69,900 $74,750 $79,550

Hagerstown Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Hagerstown but actual income limits may differ for units at C. W Brooks.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Very Low Income (50%) $26,400 $30,150 $33,900 $37,650 $40,700 $43,700 $46,700 $49,700
Low Income (60%) $31,680 $36,180 $40,680 $45,180 $48,840 $52,440 $56,040 $59,640

These general income qualifications for Hagerstown, Maryland should only be used as a basic guide. To find out if you qualify, contact the community directly.

C. W Brooks was built in part with financing obtained through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and receives rental subsidies through HUD-Assisted Housing. These programs have different income limits that can lead to apartments in the same property having different income requirements.

You can make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and be eligible for a HUD-Assisted Housing unit. However, you can earn at most 60% of AMI to be eligible for a LIHTC property and many units may be set aside for those with the lowest incomes (down to 15% of AMI). LIHTC properties may also contain some market rate units.

Since C. W Brooks has both programs, the most restrictive of the income limits will apply for each unit. If the entire property is funded by LIHTC, the LIHTC income limit of 60% AMI would be used for all units. Apartments in properties with some units not funded by the LIHTC, but receiving Section 8 assistance, would be open to households making up to 80% AMI. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Figuring out income and rent limits for affordable housing can be complex especially when more than one federal program is involved. To know for sure if you qualify, you must contact the property directly. The amounts provided here should only be used as a basic guide.

C. W Brooks is managed by Hagerstown Housing Authority.

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