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Affordable Housing In Princess Anne
Somerset County, Maryland

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Princess Anne

Princess Anne Villas

Rt Maple Ln
Princess Anne, Maryland

Somerset Meadow

11212 Old Princess Anne Road
Princess Anne, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve Princess Anne

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 Princess Anne, Maryland

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 645 affordable apartments for rent in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Princess Anne, Maryland

Princess Anne features 426 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 Princess Anne, Maryland

There are 219 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Princess Anne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Princess Anne, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Princess Anne landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Princess Anne.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Princess Anne, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2020 Princess Anne, 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 $501 $647 $740 $1,030 $1,151
Payment Standard Range $451 to $551 $582 to $712 $666 to $814 $927 to $1,133 $1,036 to $1,266

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Princess Anne, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 645
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 426
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 62.86%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $23,319 ±$4,066
Median Rent $730 ±$112
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 68.14% ± 8.92pp
Total Population 3,325

Population and Household Demographics

Princess Anne is a city in Somerset County, Maryland with a population of 3,325. There are 1,508 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 62.86% of households in Princess Anne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Princess Anne

The median gross income for households in Princess Anne is $23,319 a year, or $1,943 a month. The median rent for the city is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Princess Anne, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 68.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Princess Anne.

Area Median Income In Princess Anne

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 Princess Anne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Somerset County.

In Princess Anne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,800

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 Princess Anne

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 Princess Anne

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900