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Affordable Housing In North Potomac
Montgomery County, Maryland

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In North Potomac

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12500 Granite Ridge Dr
North Potomac, Maryland
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Guide To Affordable Housing in North Potomac, Maryland

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 140 affordable apartments for rent in North Potomac, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in North Potomac, Maryland

North Potomac features 140 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 Potomac, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in North Potomac, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay North Potomac landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in North Potomac.

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

2020 North Potomac, 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.

North Potomac, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 140
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 140
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $151,022 ±$6,692
Median Rent $2,013 ±$131
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.76% ± 9.94pp
Total Population 24,087

Population and Household Demographics

North Potomac is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland with a population of 24,087. There are 7,836 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 17.52% of households in North Potomac are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in North Potomac

The median gross income for households in North Potomac is $151,022 a year, or $12,585 a month. The median rent for the city is $2,013 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In North Potomac, a household making less than $6,710 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.76% of households who rent are overburdened in North Potomac.

Area Median Income In North Potomac

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 Potomac, the AMI is calculated from all households within Montgomery County.

In North Potomac, 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 North Potomac

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 Potomac

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