Affordable Housing In Rock Hall
Kent County, Maryland

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rock Hall

Brittany Bay

21390 Brittany Bay Dr.
Rock Hall, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Rockhall Elderly Housing

5795 Chesapeake Villa Rd
Rock Hall, Maryland
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rock Hall, Maryland

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Rock Hall, Maryland

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 Rock Hall, Maryland

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Rock Hall, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Rock Hall, Maryland

Rock Hall features 30 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 Rock Hall, Maryland

There are 80 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rock Hall.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rock Hall, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rock Hall landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Rock Hall.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rock Hall, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $925 and $1,131.

2022 Rock Hall, 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
Rock Hall, Maryland Fair Market Rent $779 $785 $1,028 $1,440 $1,644
Rock Hall, Maryland Payment Standard Range $701 to $857 $707 to $864 $925 to $1,131 $1,296 to $1,584 $1,480 to $1,808

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rock Hall, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.03
Median Household Income $51,339 ±$13,155
Median Rent $408 ±$161
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.31% ± 15.73pp
Total Population 1,157

Population and Household Demographics

Rock Hall is a city in Kent County, Maryland with a population of 1,157. There are 557 households in the city with an average household size of 2.03 persons. 32.5% of households in Rock Hall are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rock Hall

The median gross income for households in Rock Hall is $51,339 a year, or $4,278 a month. The median rent for the city is $408 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rock Hall, a household making less than $1,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Rock Hall.

Area Median Income In Rock Hall

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 Rock Hall, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kent County.

In Rock Hall, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Rock Hall

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 Rock Hall

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rock Hall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,500 $18,850 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rock Hall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,500 $31,400 $35,350 $39,250 $42,400 $45,550 $48,700 $51,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rock Hall AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,000 $50,250 $56,550 $62,800 $67,850 $72,850 $77,900 $82,900