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Affordable Housing In Moscow
Allegany County, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve Moscow

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)
Cumberland Housing Group Public Housing
Allegany County Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Moscow, Maryland

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Moscow, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Moscow, Maryland

Moscow features 0 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 Moscow, Maryland

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Moscow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moscow, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Moscow landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Moscow.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Moscow, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Moscow, 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
Moscow, Maryland Fair Market Rent $499 $587 $734 $965 $1,223
Moscow, Maryland Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $528 to $646 $661 to $807 $869 to $1,062 $1,101 to $1,345

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Moscow, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 5.05%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 100% ± 415.69pp
Total Population 232

Population and Household Demographics

Moscow is a city in Allegany County, Maryland with a population of 232. There are 99 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 5.05% of households in Moscow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moscow

The median gross income for households in Moscow is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moscow, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 100% of households who rent are overburdened in Moscow.

Area Median Income In Moscow

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 Moscow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allegany County.

In Moscow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Moscow

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 Moscow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900