Affordable Housing In Harford County
28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harford County
Housing Authorities that serve Harford County
|Harford County Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Harford County
|Havre de Grace Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Harford County, Maryland
There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,717 affordable apartments for rent in Harford County, Maryland.
Income Based Apartments in Harford County, Maryland
Harford County features 1,636 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 Harford County, Maryland
There are 981 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harford County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Harford County, Maryland
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harford County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Harford County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harford County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,514.
2020 Harford County, 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||$897||$1,105||$1,376||$1,781||$2,037|
|Payment Standard Range||$807 to $987||$995 to $1,216||$1,238 to $1,514||$1,603 to $1,959||$1,833 to $2,241|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Harford County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||28|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,717|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,636|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||21.42%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.43|
|Average Household Size||2.69|
|Median Household Income||$80,465 ±$1,153|
|Median Rent||$1,152 ±$20|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.95% ± 3.22pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Harford County is a County in Maryland with a population of 248,966. There are 91,727 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 21.42% of households in Harford County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Harford County
The median gross income for households in Harford County is $80,465 a year, or $6,705 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,152 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harford County, a household making less than $3,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Harford County.1
Area Median Income In Harford County
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.
In Harford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $101,000
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 Harford County
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 Harford County HUD Rental Assistance in Harford County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$21,250||$24,250||$27,300||$30,300||$32,750||$35,150||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$35,350||$40,400||$45,450||$50,500||$54,550||$58,600||$62,650||$66,700|
|80% of Median||$52,850||$60,400||$67,950||$75,500||$81,550||$87,600||$93,650||$99,700|
Cities In Harford County
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|Edgewood||6||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewood is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Aberdeen||7||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aberdeen is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Joppatowne||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joppatowne is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Havre De Grace||7||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Havre De Grace are the Havre de Grace Housing Authority and Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Bel Air South||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bel Air South is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Riverside||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riverside is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Aberdeen Proving Ground||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aberdeen Proving Ground is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Bel Air||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bel Air is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Bel Air North||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bel Air North is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Darlington||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darlington is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Fallston||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fallston is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Jarrettsville||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jarrettsville is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Perryman||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perryman is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Pleasant Hills||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Hills is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Pylesville||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pylesville is the Harford County Housing Agency.|
|Abingdon||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Abingdon is the Harford County Housing Agency.|