Affordable Housing In Salisbury
Wicomico County, Maryland

29 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salisbury

Rivers Edge Apartments & Studio for the Arts

670 Fitzwater Street
Salisbury, Maryland
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Square at Merritt Mill

2712 Merritt Mill Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Victoria Park At Sassafras Meadows

875 Victoria Park Dr
Salisbury, Maryland
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Westbrook Commons

555 West Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Schumaker Place Apartments

818 S. Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Gateway Village

907 Gateway Street
Salisbury, Maryland
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Pine Bluff Village

1514 Riverside Drive
Salisbury, Maryland
1 BR

Gateway Village III

939 Gateway St
Salisbury, Maryland
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Lodges at Naylor Mill

29339 Naylor Mill Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Homes At Foxfield

100 Foxfield Circle
Salisbury, Maryland
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Salisbury

Housing Authority Programs
Wicomico Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Salisbury, Maryland

There are 29 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,167 affordable apartments for rent in Salisbury, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury features 1,078 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 Salisbury, Maryland

There are 1,089 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salisbury.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salisbury, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salisbury, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2020 Salisbury, 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 $652 $810 $1,002 $1,365 $1,712
Payment Standard Range $587 to $717 $729 to $891 $902 to $1,102 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,541 to $1,883

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Salisbury, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 2,167
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,078
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 69.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $37,705 ±$2,579
Median Rent $997 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.16% ± 5.55pp
Total Population 31,883

Population and Household Demographics

Salisbury is a City in Wicomico County, Maryland with a population of 31,883. There are 12,098 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 69.05% of households in Salisbury are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salisbury

The median gross income for households in Salisbury is $37,705 a year, or $3,142 a month. The median rent for the city is $997 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salisbury, a household making less than $3,323 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Salisbury.1

Area Median Income In Salisbury

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 Salisbury, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wicomico County.

In Salisbury, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Salisbury

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 Salisbury

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250