Affordable Housing In Pocomoke City
Worcester County, Maryland

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pocomoke City

Windy Gardens

800 Lynnhaven Drive
Pocomoke City, MD
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Lynn Haven Acres

806 Lynnhaven Dr
Pocomoke City, MD
Income Based
2 BR

Clarke Manor

409 Linden Avenue, #100
Pocomoke City, MD
Call For Rent
1 BR

Sunshine Village Apartments

22 Bradley Ct
Pocomoke City, MD

Meadow Grove

720 10th St
Pocomoke City, MD

Hartley Hall Senior Housing

1006 Market St
Pocomoke City, MD
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pocomoke Villas

714 10th Street
Pocomoke City, MD
HCV Welcome

Newtowne Apartments

1210 Market Street
Pocomoke City, MD
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Housing Authorities that serve Pocomoke City

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pocomoke City, Maryland

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 474 affordable apartments for rent in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Pocomoke City features 369 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 105 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pocomoke City.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Pocomoke City, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 474
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 369
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $33,866 ±$5,958
Median Rent $738 ±$172
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.73% ± 16.34pp
Total Population 4,162

Population and Household Demographics

Pocomoke City is a City in Worcester County, Maryland with a population of 4,162. There are 1,473 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 55.4% of households in Pocomoke City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pocomoke City

The median gross income for households in Pocomoke City is $33,866 a year, or $2,822 a month. The median rent for the city is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pocomoke City, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Pocomoke City.1

Area Median Income In Pocomoke City

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 Pocomoke City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Worcester County.

In Pocomoke City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,600

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 Pocomoke City

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 Pocomoke City HUD Rental Assistance in Pocomoke City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pocomoke City

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2000, 3 low income apartment communities containing 101 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pocomoke City by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pocomoke City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
60% of Median $30,540 $34,860 $39,240 $43,560 $47,100 $50,580 $54,060 $57,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pocomoke City is $39,240 a year, or $3,270 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,270 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $981 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $636 $681 $818 $944 $1,054 $1,163
60% $764 $818 $981 $1,133 $1,265 $1,395
Fair Market Rents in Pocomoke City

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $735 $972 $1,257 $1,616