Affordable Housing In Lanham
Prince Georges County, Maryland

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lanham

Voa Lanham

6509 Greenfield Ct
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Guide Trexler House

6812 Trexler Rd
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Castleton Homes

9926 Grant St
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Vesta Thirteen

7514 Dover Ln
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Guide Nashville Homes

6829 Nashville Rd
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Glenarden Hills

8405 Hamlin Street
Lanham, MD
HCV Welcome

Vesta Enteka

9125 Alcona St
Lanham, MD
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Lanham

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Lanham

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 Lanham, Maryland

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 85 affordable apartments for rent in Lanham, Maryland. Lanham features 67 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 18 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lanham.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lanham, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 85
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 67
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.15%
Average Renter Household Size 4.34
Average Household Size 3.66
Median Household Income $71,938 ±$8,386
Median Rent $1,150 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.95% ± 19.57pp
Total Population 10,967

Population and Household Demographics

Lanham is a City in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a population of 10,967. There are 2,987 households in the city with an average household size of 3.66 persons. 19.15% of households in Lanham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lanham

The median gross income for households in Lanham is $71,938 a year, or $5,995 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,150 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lanham, a household making less than $3,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Lanham.1

Area Median Income In Lanham

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

In Lanham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,300

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 Lanham

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 Lanham HUD Rental Assistance in Lanham

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450

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 Lanham

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
60% of Median $51,000 $58,260 $65,520 $72,780 $78,660 $84,480 $90,300 $96,120

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 Lanham is $65,520 a year, or $5,460 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,460 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,638 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% $1,063 $1,138 $1,365 $1,578 $1,760 $1,942
60% $1,275 $1,366 $1,638 $1,893 $2,112 $2,330
Fair Market Rents in Lanham

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
$1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707