Affordable Housing In Rockville
Montgomery County, Maryland

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockville

Rock Creek Terrace

12630 Veirs Mill Rd
Rockville, MD
Income Based
1-3 BR

Victory Court Senior Apartments

209 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Fireside Park Apartments

725 Monroe St
Rockville, MD
Income Based
1-3 BR

Pavilion Apartments

5901 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Gardens of Traville Senior Apartments

14431 Traville Garden Circle
Rockville, MD
HCV Welcome

Town Center Apartments

90 Monroe St
Rockville, MD

Thomas Street Housing

102 Thomas St
Rockville, MD
Disabled Supportive Housing

Heritage House

95 Dawson Ave
Rockville, MD

David Scull Courts

1200 1st St
Rockville, MD

Rockville Commons

302 Monroe St
Rockville, MD
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Rockville

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rockville Housing Enterprises Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rockville, Maryland

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,350 affordable apartments for rent in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville features 1,458 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 892 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockville.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockville, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 2,350
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,458
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $100,239 ±$3,849
Median Rent $1,805 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.39% ± 3.42pp
Total Population 64,331

Population and Household Demographics

Rockville is a City in Montgomery County, Maryland with a population of 64,331. There are 24,755 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 41.04% of households in Rockville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rockville

The median gross income for households in Rockville is $100,239 a year, or $8,353 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,805 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rockville, a household making less than $6,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Rockville.1

Area Median Income In Rockville

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

In Rockville, 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 Rockville

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 Rockville HUD Rental Assistance in Rockville

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 Rockville

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

From 1988 to 2005, 4 low income apartment communities containing 640 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Rockville 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 Rockville

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 Rockville 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 Rockville

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
$1,457 $1,500 $1,707 $2,215 $2,707