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Affordable Housing In Mount Airy
Carroll County, Maryland

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Airy, Maryland

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

Income Based Apartments in Mount Airy, Maryland

Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Airy, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mount Airy landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mount Airy.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Airy, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,238 and $1,514.

2020 Mount Airy, 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 $897 $1,105 $1,376 $1,781 $2,037
Payment Standard Range $807 to $987 $995 to $1,216 $1,238 to $1,514 $1,603 to $1,959 $1,833 to $2,241

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mount Airy, 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 12.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $105,483 ±$5,162
Median Rent $1,545 ±$414
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.36% ± 20.42pp
Total Population 9,353

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Airy is a city in Carroll County, Maryland with a population of 9,353. There are 3,159 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 12.76% of households in Mount Airy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Airy

The median gross income for households in Mount Airy is $105,483 a year, or $8,790 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Airy, a household making less than $5,150 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Airy.

Area Median Income In Mount Airy

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 Mount Airy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Carroll County.

In Mount Airy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,000

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 Mount Airy

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 Mount Airy

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,850 $25,000 $28,100 $31,200 $33,700 $36,200 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650