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Affordable Housing In Leonardtown
Saint Marys County, Maryland

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Leonardtown

Breton Bay

22594 Gregory Drive, Box 41
Leonardtown, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Lane Apartments

22680 Cedar Lane Ct
Leonardtown, Maryland
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Towne Village ( Leonardtowne Housing for the El

Route 2 Dorsey St
Leonardtown, Maryland
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

New Towne Village

22810 Dorsey St
Leonardtown, Maryland

Leonardtown Village Apartments

41485 Connelly St
Leonardtown, Maryland
Subsidized
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Leonardtown, Maryland

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 311 affordable apartments for rent in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Leonardtown, Maryland

Leonardtown features 275 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 Leonardtown, Maryland

There are 36 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Leonardtown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Leonardtown, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Leonardtown landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Leonardtown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Leonardtown, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,209 and $1,477.

2021 Leonardtown, 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 $891 $1,102 $1,343 $1,892 $2,258
Payment Standard Range $802 to $980 $992 to $1,212 $1,209 to $1,477 $1,703 to $2,081 $2,032 to $2,484

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Leonardtown, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 311
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 275
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.45%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $63,138 ±$10,750
Median Rent $693 ±$127
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.28% ± 12.16pp
Total Population 3,392

Population and Household Demographics

Leonardtown is a city in Saint Marys County, Maryland with a population of 3,392. There are 1,199 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 44.45% of households in Leonardtown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Leonardtown

The median gross income for households in Leonardtown is $63,138 a year, or $5,262 a month. The median rent for the city is $693 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Leonardtown, a household making less than $2,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Leonardtown.

Area Median Income In Leonardtown

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 Leonardtown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Saint Marys County.

In Leonardtown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,600

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 Leonardtown

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 Leonardtown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,300 $41,450 $46,650 $51,800 $55,950 $60,100 $64,250 $68,400
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650