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Affordable Housing In Saint Marys County
Maryland

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saint Marys County

Riverbay Townhomes

48100 Baywoods Dr
Lexington Park, Maryland

Valley Drive Estates

22001 Valley Dr Estates
Lexington Park, Maryland
Subsidized

Foxchase Village Apartments

45970 Foxchase Dr
Great Mills, Maryland

Guide To Affordable Housing in Saint Marys County, Maryland

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,662 affordable apartments for rent in Saint Marys County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Saint Marys County, Maryland

Saint Marys County features 527 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 Saint Marys County, Maryland

There are 1,135 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint Marys County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saint Marys County, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saint Marys County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Saint Marys County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saint Marys County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,209 and $1,477.

2021 Saint Marys County, 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 $891 $1,102 $1,343 $1,892 $2,258
Payment Standard Range $802 to $980 $992 to $1,212 $1,209 to $1,477 $1,703 to $2,081 $2,032 to $2,484

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Saint Marys County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,662
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 527
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $86,987 ±$2,126
Median Rent $1,263 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.75% ± 4.01pp
Total Population 109,614

Population and Household Demographics

Saint Marys County is a county in Maryland with a population of 109,614. There are 38,243 households in the county with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 27.7% of households in Saint Marys County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saint Marys County

The median gross income for households in Saint Marys County is $86,987 a year, or $7,249 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,263 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saint Marys County, a household making less than $4,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.75% of households who rent are overburdened in Saint Marys County.

Area Median Income In Saint Marys County

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.

In Saint Marys County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $103,600

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 Saint Marys County

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 Saint Marys County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,800 $24,900 $28,000 $31,100 $33,600 $36,100 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,300 $41,450 $46,650 $51,800 $55,950 $60,100 $64,250 $68,400
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650

Cities In Saint Marys County

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Leonardtown
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