Affordable Housing In Mount Rainier
Prince Georges County, Maryland

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier Community Housing

3311 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Queenstown Apartments

3301 Chillum Rd
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Mt Rainier Artists Lofts

3300 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Queens Manor Apartments

4615 27th St
Mount Rainier, Maryland


Mount Rainier, Maryland

Cr - Hips Mt Rainier Artist Apartments

Cr - Hip's Mt Rainier Artist Apts
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Ranier Manor

3001 Queens Chapel Rd
Mount Rainier, Maryland
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mount Rainier, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Mount Rainier, Maryland

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Rainier, Maryland

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 579 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Rainier, Maryland

Mount Rainier 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 Rainier, Maryland

There are 579 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mount Rainier.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Rainier, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mount Rainier landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mount Rainier.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Rainier, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,607 and $1,964.

2022 Mount Rainier, 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
Mount Rainier, Maryland Fair Market Rent $1,539 $1,567 $1,785 $2,260 $2,713
Mount Rainier, Maryland Payment Standard Range $1,385 to $1,693 $1,410 to $1,724 $1,607 to $1,964 $2,034 to $2,486 $2,442 to $2,984

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mount Rainier, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 579
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 76.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $45,677 ±$3,554
Median Rent $1,067 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.23% ± 8.32pp
Total Population 8,329

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Rainier is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland with a population of 8,329. There are 3,338 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 76.06% of households in Mount Rainier are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Rainier

The median gross income for households in Mount Rainier is $45,677 a year, or $3,806 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,067 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Rainier, a household making less than $3,557 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Rainier.

Area Median Income In Mount Rainier

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

In Mount Rainier, 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 Mount Rainier

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 Rainier

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier 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