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Affordable Housing In Sykesville
Carroll County, Maryland

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sykesville

Pono Homes

6406 Tamarack Circle
Sykesville, Maryland
Disabled Supportive Housing

Schoolhouse Road

518 N Schoolhouse Rd
Sykesville, Maryland

Village House Senior Apartments

7426 Village Rd
Sykesville, Maryland

Spencer Village

6311 Georgetown Blvd
Sykesville, Maryland
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Housing Authorities that serve Sykesville

Housing Authority Programs
Carroll County Housing And Community Dev Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sykesville, Maryland

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 127 affordable apartments for rent in Sykesville, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Sykesville, Maryland

Sykesville features 33 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 Sykesville, Maryland

There are 94 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sykesville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sykesville, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sykesville, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,246 and $1,522.

2021 Sykesville, 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 $917 $1,115 $1,384 $1,793 $2,053
Payment Standard Range $825 to $1,009 $1,004 to $1,227 $1,246 to $1,522 $1,614 to $1,972 $1,848 to $2,258

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sykesville, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 127
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 33
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.37%
Average Renter Household Size 1.53
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $101,854 ±$6,909
Median Rent $1,112 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.37% ± 17.12pp
Total Population 4,429

Population and Household Demographics

Sykesville is a city in Carroll County, Maryland with a population of 4,429. There are 1,699 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 30.37% of households in Sykesville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sykesville

The median gross income for households in Sykesville is $101,854 a year, or $8,488 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,112 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sykesville, a household making less than $3,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Sykesville.

Area Median Income In Sykesville

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 Sykesville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Carroll County.

In Sykesville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,000

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 Sykesville

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 Sykesville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,850 $25,000 $28,100 $31,200 $33,700 $36,200 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650