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Affordable Housing In Montgomery County
Maryland

178 Low Income Apartment Communities In Montgomery County

Henson Creek Manor

5300 Haras Pl
Fort Washington, Maryland
$1,368-1,569
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Woodfield Commons

26390 Woodfield Road
Damascus, Maryland
$1,300-1,800
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oakfield Apartments

2217 Georgian Way
Wheaton, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Victory Forest

10000 Brunswick Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland
$596-739
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Rock Creek Terrace

12630 Veirs Mill Rd
Rockville, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Stewartown Homes

9310 Merust Lane
Gaithersburg, Maryland
$1,063-1,309
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Manor at Fair Hill Farm

18301 Georgia Avenue
Olney, Maryland
$834-1,487
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Montgomery Arms

8615 Fenton St
Silver Spring, Maryland
$1,058-1,327
Studio-2 BR

Pembridge Square Apartments

2315 Blueridge Ave
Wheaton, Maryland
$1,095-1,900
Studio-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Victory Terrace Senior Apartments

9440 Newbridge Dr
Potomac, Maryland
$798-2,070
1-2 BR
62+
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Montgomery County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Montgomery County, Maryland

There are 178 low income housing apartment communities offering 19,051 affordable apartments for rent in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County features 7,246 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 Montgomery County, Maryland

There are 11,393 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Montgomery County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Montgomery County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Montgomery County landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Montgomery County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Montgomery County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,536 and $1,878.

2020 Montgomery 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 $1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707
Payment Standard Range $1,311 to $1,603 $1,350 to $1,650 $1,536 to $1,878 $1,994 to $2,437 $2,436 to $2,978

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Montgomery County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 178
Total Low Income Apartments 19,051
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,246
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.84%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $99,435 ±$952
Median Rent $1,627 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.2% ± 1.05pp
Total Population 1,017,859

Population and Household Demographics

Montgomery County is a county in Maryland with a population of 1,017,859. There are 365,235 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 33.84% of households in Montgomery County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Montgomery County

The median gross income for households in Montgomery County is $99,435 a year, or $8,286 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,627 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Montgomery County, a household making less than $5,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Montgomery County.

Area Median Income In Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $126,000

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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% of Median $44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% of Median $55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100

Cities In Montgomery County

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City Served By
Abington
Ames
Amsterdam
Arcadia University
Ashton Sandy Spring
Ashton-Sandy Spring
Aspen Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aspen Hill is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Audubon
Barnesville
Bethesda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethesda is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Blue Bell
Bridgeport
Brookeville
Brookmont
Bryn Athyn
Bryn Mawr
Burtonsville
Cabin John
Calverton
Canajoharie
Charleston
Cheltenham
Chevy Chase The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chevy Chase is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Chevy Chase Section Five
Chevy Chase Section Three
Chevy Chase View
Chevy Chase Village
Clarksburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarksburg is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Cloverly
Colesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colesville is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Damascus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Damascus is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Darnestown
Derwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derwood is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Eagleville
Evansburg
Fairland
Forest Glen
Fort Plain
Fort Washington
Four Corners
Friendship Heights Village
Fultonville
Gaithersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gaithersburg is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Garrett Park
Germantown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Germantown is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Glen
Glen Echo
Glenmont
Glenside
Green Lane
Hagaman
Halfway House
Hatboro
Hatfield
Hillandale
Horsham
Horshamship
Kemp Mill
Kensington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kensington is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
King of Prussia
Kulpsville
Lansdale
Layhill
Laytonsville
Leisure World
Limerick
Lower Frederick
Lower Merion
Lower Moreland
Maple Glen
Marlborough
Martin's Additions
Minden
Montgomery
Montgomery Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery Village is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Narberth
Nelliston
New Hanover
North Bethesda The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Bethesda is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
North Chevy Chase
North Kensington
North Potomac
North Wales
Olney The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olney is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Palatine
Perkiomen
Plymouth
Plymouth Meeting
Poolesville
Potomac The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Potomac is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Pottsgrove
Redland
Rockledge
Rockville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rockville are the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County and Rockville Housing Enterprises.
Root
Salford
Sanatoga
Sandy Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy Spring is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Silver Spring The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silver Spring is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Skippack
Skippackship
Somerset
South Kensington
Spencerville
Springfield
St. Johnsville
Takoma Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Takoma Park is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
Travilah
Tribes Hill
Upper Dublin
Upper Gwynedd
Upper Hanover
Upper Merion
Upper Moreland
Upper Providence
Upper Salford
Washington Grove
West Conshohocken
West Norriton
West Pottsgrove
Wheaton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheaton is the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.
White Oak
Whitemarsh
Whitpain
Worcester
Woxhall
Wyncote
Wyndmoor