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Affordable Housing In Union
Washington County, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve Union

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union, Maryland

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Union, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Union, Maryland

Union features 0 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 Union, Maryland

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union, Maryland

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Union.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $787 and $961.

2021 Union, 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 $577 $683 $874 $1,251 $1,513
Payment Standard Range $519 to $635 $615 to $751 $787 to $961 $1,126 to $1,376 $1,362 to $1,664

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Area Median Income In Union

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 Union, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Union, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,800

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 Union

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 Union

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,800 $19,200 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,950 $31,950 $35,950 $39,900 $43,100 $46,300 $49,500 $52,700
80% of Median $44,700 $51,100 $57,500 $63,850 $69,000 $74,100 $79,200 $84,300