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Affordable Housing In West Pocomoke
Somerset County, Maryland

Housing Authorities that serve West Pocomoke

Housing Authority Programs
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 West Pocomoke, Maryland

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

Income Based Apartments in West Pocomoke, Maryland

West Pocomoke 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 West Pocomoke, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Pocomoke, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Pocomoke, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $666 and $814.

2020 West Pocomoke, 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 $501 $647 $740 $1,030 $1,151
Payment Standard Range $451 to $551 $582 to $712 $666 to $814 $927 to $1,133 $1,036 to $1,266

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Pocomoke, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.08%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $36,392 ±$3,229
Median Rent $1,063 ±$511
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.33% ± 91.3pp
Total Population 473

Population and Household Demographics

West Pocomoke is a city in Somerset County, Maryland with a population of 473. There are 213 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 14.08% of households in West Pocomoke are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Pocomoke

The median gross income for households in West Pocomoke is $36,392 a year, or $3,033 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,063 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Pocomoke, a household making less than $3,543 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.33% of households who rent are overburdened in West Pocomoke.

Area Median Income In West Pocomoke

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 West Pocomoke, the AMI is calculated from all households within Somerset County.

In West Pocomoke, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,800

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 West Pocomoke

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 West Pocomoke

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900