Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wicomico County, MD

Discover affordable housing in Wicomico County where there are 41+ 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.

Village At Mitchell Pond

1117 Parsons Rd , Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Pine Bluff Village

1514 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Homes at Gateway Village

939 Gateway Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Homes At Foxfield

100 Foxfield Circle, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Rivers Edge Apartments & Studio for the Arts

670 Fitzwater Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Victoria Park At Sassafras Meadows

875 Victoria Park Dr , Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Westbrook Commons

555 West Rd, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Schumaker Place Apartments

818 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21804

Lodges at Naylor Mill

29339 Naylor Mill Rd, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Summit Apartments

115 Church St, Fruitland, Maryland 21826

Chesnut Manor Apartments

800 Chesnut Street, Delmar, Maryland 21875

Sunny Meadows

209 W Church St, Hebron, Maryland 21830

Still Meadows

36405 Old Ocean City Road, Willards, Maryland

State Street Station

912 E State St, Delmar, Maryland 21875

Meadow Ridge

7240 Sixty Foot Rd, Pittsville, Maryland 21850

Green Meadow

7380 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville, Maryland 21850

West Road Apartments

1008 East Rd, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Fruitland Apartments

216 Poplar St, Fruitland, Maryland 21826

Stone Grove Crossing

911 Booth St, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

James E. Leonard Apartments

800 Booth St, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wicomico County, Maryland
$9.83 (+66%) more than Maryland minimum wage and $17.58 (+242%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Wicomico County, 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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Wicomico County, Maryland.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs for Wicomico County, Maryland.

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

How many renters live in Wicomico County, Maryland?

The County of Wicomico County has 104,664 people living in 40,611 households.

There are 33,827 renters living in 15,480 renter households in this County. Renters make up 32.32 percent of the population living in Wicomico County.

What is the rental market like in Wicomico County, Maryland?

There are an estimated 44,069 housing units in the Wicomico County area. Of these, 15,776 units are rental homes, making up 36 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wicomico County, Maryland, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wicomico County?

The rental vacancy rate in Wicomico County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Wicomico County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wicomico County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
353 2,605 5,988 5,370 1,585
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wicomico County

A large number of apartments in Wicomico County 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 Wicomico County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 49 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 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 Wicomico County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $991 to $1,746. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $991
One BR $998
Two BR $1,311
Three BR $1,739
Four BR $1,746
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wicomico County, Maryland

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

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
Studio 286 81 percent
One BR 1,568 60 percent
Two BR 3,756 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wicomico County, Maryland

How many affordable rental units are in Wicomico County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,840
Public Housing 177
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 785
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 29
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 267
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 66
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wicomico County, Maryland

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

Income Based Apartments in Wicomico County, Maryland

Wicomico County features 1,315 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 1,008 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 $1,180 and $1,442.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.