Affordable Housing In Worcester County
Maryland

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Worcester County

Cannery Village

115 Cannery Way
Berlin, MD
$420-1,160
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Windy Gardens

800 Lynnhaven Drive
Pocomoke City, MD
$954-985
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Lynn Haven Acres

806 Lynnhaven Dr
Pocomoke City, MD
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Clarke Manor

409 Linden Avenue, #100
Pocomoke City, MD
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Snow Hill Senior

266 South Washington Street, Unit 100
Snow Hill, MD
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Decatur Apartments

10218 Old Ocean City Blvd #1000
Berlin, MD
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Victoria Apartments

1018 Lynnhaven Drive #104
Pocomoke, MD
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sunshine Village Apartments

22 Bradley Ct
Pocomoke City, MD
Subsidized

Meadow Grove

720 10th St
Pocomoke City, MD
Subsidized

Homes at Berlin

113 Flower St
Berlin, MD
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Worcester County

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 Worcester County, Maryland

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 964 affordable apartments for rent in Worcester County, Maryland. Worcester County features 578 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 386 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Worcester County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Worcester County, MD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 964
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 578
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $56,773 ±$2,857
Median Rent $963 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.71% ± 5.35pp
Total Population 51,519

Population and Household Demographics

Worcester County is a County in Maryland with a population of 51,519. There are 20,773 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 24.74% of households in Worcester County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Worcester County

The median gross income for households in Worcester County is $56,773 a year, or $4,731 a month. The median rent for the county is $963 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Worcester County, a household making less than $3,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Worcester County.1

Area Median Income In Worcester 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 Worcester County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,600

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 Worcester 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 Worcester County HUD Rental Assistance in Worcester County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
80% of Median $40,700 $46,500 $52,300 $58,100 $62,750 $67,400 $72,050 $76,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Worcester County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2004, 12 low income apartment communities containing 351 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Worcester County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Worcester County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,450 $29,050 $32,700 $36,300 $39,250 $42,150 $45,050 $47,950
60% of Median $30,540 $34,860 $39,240 $43,560 $47,100 $50,580 $54,060 $57,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Worcester County is $39,240 a year, or $3,270 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,270 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $981 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $636 $681 $818 $944 $1,054 $1,163
60% $764 $818 $981 $1,133 $1,265 $1,395
Fair Market Rents in Worcester County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $735 $972 $1,257 $1,616

Cities In Worcester County

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City Listings Served By
Berlin 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Berlin is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pocomoke City 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocomoke City is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Snow Hill 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snow Hill is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Pocomoke 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pocomoke is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Ocean City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ocean City is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Barre 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barre is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookfield is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Clinton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
East Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Brookfield is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Northborough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Northborough is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
North Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Brookfield is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Petersham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Petersham is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Rutland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rutland is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Ashburnham 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Ashburnham is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Lancaster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Lancaster is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Spencer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Sturbridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sturbridge is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Warren 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warren is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Webster 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Webster is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Brookfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Brookfield is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Winchendon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winchendon is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Bishopville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bishopville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Girdletree 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Girdletree is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Newark 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newark is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Stockton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockton is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
West Ocean City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Ocean City is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Whaleyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whaleyville is the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.