Affordable Housing In Kent County
Maryland

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Chestertown Cove

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

Brittany Bay

21390 Brittany Bay Dr.
Rock Hall, MD
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Rockhall Elderly Housing

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

Woodsedge IIi

23147 Woodsedge Dr
Chestertown, MD
Subsidized

Brookmeadow

150 Flatland Rd #68
Chestertown, MD
Subsidized

Chesterstown Elderly Housing

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

Woodsedge II

23165 Baywood Ct
Chestertown, MD
Subsidized

Brookmeadow II

150 Flatland Rd #68
Chestertown, MD
Subsidized

Calvert Heights Apartments

716 High St
Chestertown, MD
HCV Welcome

Briscoe Manor Apartments

107 W Cross St
Galena, MD
HCV Welcome

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 547 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Maryland. Kent County features 317 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 230 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

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.1

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 $75,700

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 Kent County 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 $15,900 $18,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
80% of Median $42,400 $48,450 $54,500 $60,550 $65,400 $70,250 $75,100 $79,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kent County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 315 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kent County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kent County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,500 $30,300 $34,100 $37,850 $40,900 $43,950 $46,950 $50,000
60% of Median $31,800 $36,360 $40,920 $45,420 $49,080 $52,740 $56,340 $60,000

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kent County is $40,920 a year, or $3,410 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,410 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,023 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $663 $710 $853 $984 $1,099 $1,212
60% $795 $852 $1,023 $1,181 $1,319 $1,454
Fair Market Rents in Kent County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$775 $781 $1,028 $1,416 $1,526

Cities In Kent County

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City Listings Served By
Chestertown 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestertown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Galena 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galena is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Rock Hall 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rock Hall is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Algoma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Algoma is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Alpine 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alpine is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Cutlerville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cutlerville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Grand Rapids 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Grand Rapids is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Forest Hills 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Hills is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Grattan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grattan is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Lowell charter 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell charter is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Nelson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Northview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northview is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sand Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sand Lake is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Solon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solon is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sparta 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparta is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Spencer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tyrone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tyrone is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Vergennes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vergennes is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Betterton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Betterton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Butlertown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butlertown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Edesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edesville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Fairlee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairlee is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Georgetown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Georgetown is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Kennedyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennedyville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Millington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millington is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Tolchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tolchester is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Worton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.