Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Westernport, MD

Discover affordable housing in Westernport where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Hammond Heights

421 Hammond Street, Westernport, Maryland 21562

25801 Shady Ln SW

25801 Shady Ln SW, Westernport, Maryland 21562

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Westernport, Maryland
$2.42 (+16%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $10.17 (+140%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Westernport, Maryland?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Westernport, Maryland.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Westernport, Maryland.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs for Westernport, Maryland.

Go to the Maryland Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Westernport.

How many renters live in Westernport, Maryland?

The City of Westernport has 1,993 people living in 786 households.

There are 564 renters living in 165 renter households in this City. Renters make up 28.3 percent of the population living in Westernport.

What is the rental market like in Westernport, Maryland?

There are an estimated 1,007 housing units in the Westernport area. Of these, 182 units are rental homes, making up 18 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Westernport, Maryland, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Westernport?

The rental vacancy rate in Westernport is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Westernport for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westernport
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 35 49 81 0
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Westernport

A large number of apartments in Westernport have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Westernport are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 33 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 9 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Westernport

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $624 to $1,453. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $624
One BR $736
Two BR $920
Three BR $1,186
Four BR $1,453
2024 Fair Market Rents in Westernport, Maryland

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Westernport?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 20 57 percent
Two BR 31 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Westernport, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Westernport?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Westernport, Maryland including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 35
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 35
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Westernport, Maryland

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Westernport, Maryland

Westernport features 109 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 Westernport, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Westernport, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Westernport, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $828 and $1,012.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.