Laurel, Maryland Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 108 income based apartments in Laurel where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 655 affordable apartments in Laurel that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Laurel, Maryland

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Laurel. Go to the Maryland Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Laurel.

Park View at Laurel

9000 Briarcroft Ln
Laurel, Maryland
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Park View at Laurel II

9010 Briarcroft Ln
Laurel, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Park View at Emerson

9895 Palace Hall Drive
Laurel, Maryland
$805-931
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Selborne House of Laurel

501 Main Street
Laurel, Maryland
$715-945
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Patuxent Square Apartments

9900 Washington Blvd, Suite B
Laurel, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Laurelwood Mutual 1

11557 Laurelwalk Dr
Laurel, Maryland
Rent Assisted

Kimberly Gardens

9146 Cherry Ln
Laurel, Maryland

Laurel Lakes

7901 Laurel Lakes Ct
Laurel, Maryland
Affordable

Laurel Commons

Whiskey Bottom Rd
Laurel, Maryland
Affordable

Parkview II

Parkview Ii
Laurel, Maryland
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Laurel

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Laurel, Maryland

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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
Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Laurel.

Laurel, Maryland Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Laurel, Maryland

Laurel features 108 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 Laurel, Maryland

There are 655 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laurel, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Laurel landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Laurel.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Laurel, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,654 and $2,022.

2023 Laurel, 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
Laurel, Maryland Fair Market Rent $1,589 $1,615 $1,838 $2,299 $2,742
Laurel, Maryland Payment Standard Range $1,430 to $1,748 $1,454 to $1,777 $1,654 to $2,022 $2,069 to $2,529 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laurel, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 763
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 108
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $68,517 ±$2,083
Median Rent $1,388 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.43% ± 5.7pp
Total Population 25,849

Population and Household Demographics

Laurel is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a population of 25,849. There are 9,995 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 52.89% of households in Laurel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laurel

The median gross income for households in Laurel is $68,517 a year, or $5,710 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,388 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurel, a household making less than $4,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurel.

Area Median Income In Laurel

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

In Laurel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $142,300

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 Laurel

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 Laurel

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$29,900 $34,200 $38,450 $42,700 $46,150 $49,550 $52,950 $56,400
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$49,850 $56,950 $64,050 $71,150 $76,850 $82,550 $88,250 $93,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,000 $72,000 $81,000 $90,000 $97,200 $104,400 $111,600 $118,800