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Affordable Housing In Wicomico County
Maryland

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wicomico County

Pine Bluff Village

1514 Riverside Drive
Salisbury, Maryland
$722
1 BR
Subsidized

Rivers Edge Apartments & Studio for the Arts

670 Fitzwater Street
Salisbury, Maryland
$371-994
1-3 BR

Square at Merritt Mill

2712 Merritt Mill Road
Salisbury, Maryland
$703-1,200
1-3 BR

Summit Apartments

115 Church St
Fruitland, Maryland
Income Based
3-4 BR
Subsidized

Village At Mitchell Pond

1117 Parsons Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
$828-991
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Westbrook Commons

555 West Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Schumaker Place Apartments

818 S. Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Gateway Village

907 Gateway Street
Salisbury, Maryland
$632
1 BR
62+

Gateway Village III

939 Gateway St
Salisbury, Maryland
$428-843
1-2 BR

Lodges at Naylor Mill

29339 Naylor Mill Rd
Salisbury, Maryland
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Wicomico County

Housing Authority Programs
Wicomico Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Wicomico County, Maryland

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,496 affordable apartments for rent in Wicomico County, Maryland.

Income Based Apartments in Wicomico County, Maryland

Wicomico County features 1,361 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 Wicomico County, Maryland

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wicomico County, Maryland

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wicomico County, Maryland for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2020 Wicomico 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 $652 $810 $1,002 $1,365 $1,712
Payment Standard Range $587 to $717 $729 to $891 $902 to $1,102 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,541 to $1,883

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Wicomico County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,496
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,361
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $52,278 ±$1,532
Median Rent $994 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.25% ± 4.2pp
Total Population 101,182

Population and Household Demographics

Wicomico County is a county in Maryland with a population of 101,182. There are 36,989 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 37.66% of households in Wicomico County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wicomico County

The median gross income for households in Wicomico County is $52,278 a year, or $4,357 a month. The median rent for the county is $994 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wicomico County, a household making less than $3,313 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Wicomico County.

Area Median Income In Wicomico 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 Wicomico County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Wicomico 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 Wicomico County

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

Cities In Wicomico County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Allen The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Allen are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Bivalve The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bivalve are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Delmar The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delmar are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Fruitland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fruitland are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Hebron The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hebron are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Jesterville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jesterville are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Mardela Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mardela Springs are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Nanticoke The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nanticoke are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Nanticoke Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Nanticoke Acres are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Parsonsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parsonsburg are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Pittsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Pittsville are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Powellville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Powellville are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Quantico The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Quantico are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Salisbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Salisbury are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sharptown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sharptown are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Tyaskin The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tyaskin are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Waterview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Waterview are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Whitehaven The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Whitehaven are the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Wicomico Housing Authority.
Willards The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Willards are the Wicomico Housing Authority and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.