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Affordable Housing In Hyattsville
Prince Georges County, Maryland

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hyattsville

Parkview Manor

5030 38th Ave
Hyattsville, Maryland
Accepts Vouchers

Malta House

Malta House
Hyattsville, Maryland
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Hyattsville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Prince Georges County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hyattsville, Maryland

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 991 affordable apartments for rent in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Hyattsville, Maryland

Hyattsville features 530 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 Hyattsville, Maryland

There are 461 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hyattsville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hyattsville, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hyattsville landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hyattsville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hyattsville, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,536 and $1,878.

2020 Hyattsville, 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 $1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707
Payment Standard Range $1,311 to $1,603 $1,350 to $1,650 $1,536 to $1,878 $1,994 to $2,437 $2,436 to $2,978

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hyattsville, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 991
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 530
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.62
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $64,786 ±$4,521
Median Rent $1,195 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.57% ± 5.68pp
Total Population 18,225

Population and Household Demographics

Hyattsville is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a population of 18,225. There are 6,353 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 55.17% of households in Hyattsville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hyattsville

The median gross income for households in Hyattsville is $64,786 a year, or $5,399 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,195 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hyattsville, a household making less than $3,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Hyattsville.

Area Median Income In Hyattsville

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 Hyattsville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Prince Georges County.

In Hyattsville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,000

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 Hyattsville

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 Hyattsville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% of Median $55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100