Affordable Housing In Prince Georges County
Maryland

124 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prince Georges County

Millwood Townhouses

1298 Karen Blvd
Capitol Heights, MD
$1,087-1,321
2-4 BR
Subsidized

Victory House Of Palmer Park

7801 Barlowe Rd Apt 100
Landover, MD
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Pleasant Homes

6606 Greig St
Seat Pleasant, MD
$915-1,096
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Renaissance Square

4307 Jefferson St
Hyattsville, MD
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Park View at Laurel II

9010 Briarcroft Lane
Laurel, MD
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Windham Creek Apartments

5123 Suitland Rd
Suitland, MD
Income Based
1-3 BR

Summer Ridge

1829 Belle Haven Dr
Landover, MD
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Vistas at Lake Largo

500 N Harry S Truman Dr
Largo, MD
$1,036-1,326
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodland Springs

6617 Atwood Street
District Heights, MD
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Manor Apartments

4907 Eastern Ave
Hyattsville, MD
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 124 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 13,733 affordable apartments for rent in Prince Georges County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 3,796 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Prince Georges County, HUD housing programs support 2,337 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 9,838 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Prince Georges County

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Prince Georges County

Housing Authority Programs
Glenarden Housing Authority Public Housing
College Park Housing Authority Public Housing
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prince Georges County, Maryland

Prince Georges County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 124
Total Low Income Apartments 13,733
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,796
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Total Population 892,816
Housing Units 305,610
Average Household Size 2.86
Median Household Income $74,260 ±$766
Median Rent $1,294 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.29% ± 1.17pp

Population and Household Demographics

Prince Georges County is a County in Maryland with a population of 892,816. There are 305,610 households in the county with an average household size of 2.86 persons. 38.01% of households in Prince Georges County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prince Georges County

The median gross income for households in Prince Georges County is $74,260 a year, or $6,188 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,294 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prince Georges County, a household making less than $4,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Prince Georges County.1

Area Median Income In Prince Georges County

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.

In Prince Georges County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $121,300

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 Prince Georges County

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 Prince Georges County HUD Rental Assistance in Prince Georges County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Prince Georges County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 52 low income apartment communities containing 10,971 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Prince Georges County 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 Prince Georges County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
60% of Median $51,000 $58,260 $65,520 $72,780 $78,660 $84,480 $90,300 $96,120

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 Prince Georges County is $65,520 a year, or $5,460 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $5,460 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,638 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% $1,063 $1,138 $1,365 $1,578 $1,760 $1,942
60% $1,275 $1,366 $1,638 $1,893 $2,112 $2,330
Fair Market Rents in Prince Georges County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,415 $1,454 $1,665 $2,176 $2,678

Cities In Prince Georges County

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City Listings Served By
Hyattsville 12
Seat Pleasant 2
Glenarden 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenarden is the Glenarden Housing Authority.
Laurel 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Laurel is the Housing Authority of Prince Georges County.
Adelphi 1
Marlow Heights 0
Capitol Heights 8
Temple Hills 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Temple Hills is the Housing Authority of Prince Georges County.
Lanham 7
Upper Marlboro 5
Bowie 5
Landover 7
Clinton 0
Forestville 2
Suitland 11
Largo 2
Oxon Hill 7
District Heights 3
Fairmount Heights 1
Berwyn Heights 0
Langley Park 1
Bladensburg 8
Mount Rainier 7
Fort Washington 0
College Park 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves College Park is the College Park Housing Authority.
Chillum 1
Greenbelt 1
Riverdale 1
Beltsville 1
Camp Springs 1