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Affordable Housing In Kent County
Maryland

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Chestertown Cove

408 Morgnec Road
Chestertown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Brittany Bay

21390 Brittany Bay Dr.
Rock Hall, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Rockhall Elderly Housing

5795 Chesapeake Villa Rd
Rock Hall, Maryland
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodsedge IIi

23147 Woodsedge Dr
Chestertown, Maryland
Subsidized

Brookmeadow

150 Flatland Rd #68
Chestertown, Maryland
Subsidized

Chesterstown Elderly Housing

402 Morgnec Rd
Chestertown, Maryland
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Woodsedge II

23165 Baywood Ct
Chestertown, Maryland
Subsidized

Brookmeadow II

150 Flatland Rd #68
Chestertown, Maryland
Subsidized

Calvert Heights Apartments

716 High St
Chestertown, Maryland

Briscoe Manor Apartments

107 W Cross St
Galena, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve Kent County

Housing Authority Programs
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Homeownership; Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kent County, Maryland

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 547 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Maryland

Kent County features 317 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 Kent County, Maryland

There are 230 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kent County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kent County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Kent County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kent County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $925 and $1,131.

2020 Kent 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 $775 $781 $1,028 $1,416 $1,526
Payment Standard Range $698 to $853 $703 to $859 $925 to $1,131 $1,274 to $1,558 $1,373 to $1,679

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kent County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 547
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 317
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $58,147 ±$3,437
Median Rent $822 ±$173
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.79% ± 8.01pp
Total Population 19,923

Population and Household Demographics

Kent County is a county in Maryland with a population of 19,923. There are 7,624 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 28.15% of households in Kent County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kent County

The median gross income for households in Kent County is $58,147 a year, or $4,846 a month. The median rent for the county is $822 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kent County, a household making less than $2,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Kent County.

Area Median Income In Kent 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 Kent County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,700

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 Kent 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kent County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,550 $18,900 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100

Cities In Kent County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Algoma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Algoma is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Alpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpine is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Betterton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Betterton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Butlertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butlertown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chestertown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestertown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cutlerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cutlerville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Grand Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Grand Rapids is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Edesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edesville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Fairlee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairlee is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Forest Hills The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Galena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galena is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Georgetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Grattan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grattan is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Kennedyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennedyville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Lowell charter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell charter is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Millington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millington is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Nelson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Northview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northview is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Rock Hall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock Hall is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sand Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sand Lake is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Solon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solon is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sparta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparta is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Spencer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tolchester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tolchester is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tyrone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyrone is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Vergennes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vergennes is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Worton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.