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Affordable Housing In North East
Cecil County, Maryland

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In North East

Stony Run Apartments

Southside of Rt 40
North East, Maryland
Income Based
1-3 BR

North Bay Apartments

11 Cedar Hill Cir
North East, Maryland
Income Based
2-4 BR

Victoria Park at North East

520 S Main St
North East, Maryland
1-2 BR

Elk River Manor Apartments

301 Elk River Manor Drive
North East, Maryland
1-2 BR

Riverwoods at North East

1000 Riverwoods Road
North East, Maryland
1-3 BR

The Willows at North East

1000 Maresca Circle
North East, Maryland
VASH Welcome

North Creek Run [ Tcap ]

200 Stoney Run Creek Rd
North East, Maryland

Cedar Hill Apartments

10 Cedar Hill Cir
North East, Maryland

Elk River Manor IIi

800 River Manor Dr
North East, Maryland
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Housing Authorities that serve North East

Housing Authority Programs
Cecil County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in North East, Maryland

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 564 affordable apartments for rent in North East, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in North East, Maryland

North East features 141 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 North East, Maryland

There are 423 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in North East.

Housing Choice Vouchers in North East, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay North East landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in North East.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in North East, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 North East, 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 $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

North East, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 564
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 141
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $59,614 ±$21,305
Median Rent $928 ±$189
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.36% ± 20.68pp
Total Population 3,700

Population and Household Demographics

North East is a city in Cecil County, Maryland with a population of 3,700. There are 1,659 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 41.59% of households in North East are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North East

The median gross income for households in North East is $59,614 a year, or $4,968 a month. The median rent for the city is $928 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North East, a household making less than $3,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.36% of households who rent are overburdened in North East.

Area Median Income In North East

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 North East, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cecil County.

In North East, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 North East

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 North East

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050