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Affordable Housing In Rockville
Montgomery County, Maryland

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rockville

Montgomery County

254 N Washington St
Rockville, Maryland

Relp One Lp

621 Southlawn Ln
Rockville, Maryland

The Fields of Rockville

600 Mount Vernon Pl
Rockville, Maryland

Rockville Housing Enterprises

211 Cork Tree Ln
Rockville, Maryland

Bethany House

199 Rollins Ave
Rockville, Maryland
Elderly Supportive Housing

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 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,349 affordable apartments for rent in Rockville, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Rockville, Maryland

Rockville features 1,458 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 Rockville, Maryland

There are 891 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rockville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rockville, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Rockville landlords $1,500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Rockville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rockville, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,589 and $1,942.

2021 Rockville, 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
Rockville, Maryland Fair Market Rent $1,513 $1,548 $1,765 $2,263 $2,742
Rockville, Maryland Payment Standard Range $1,362 to $1,664 $1,393 to $1,703 $1,589 to $1,942 $2,037 to $2,489 $2,468 to $3,016

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rockville, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 2,349
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.

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 $126,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Rockville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rockville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,500 $30,250 $34,050 $37,800 $40,850 $43,850 $46,900 $49,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rockville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $63,000 $68,050 $73,100 $78,150 $83,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rockville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,750 $63,700 $71,650 $79,600 $86,000 $92,350 $98,750 $105,100