Talbot County, Maryland

Renters

Find an Affordable Rental Unit:
In your search for affordable housing in Talbot County, you may want to consider both public and private resources.  The public housing authority is accepting applications but the waitlist for public housing is currently 2 – 3 years long.  The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is no longer accepting applications since the waitlist for obtaining a voucher is about 5 years. 

There may be opportunities to obtain affordable housing by contacting landlords that offer income-restricted, subsidized, or market-rate units.  Please click on the links below to find out more about specific kinds of affordable rental options in Talbot County.

Public Housing
The Public Housing authority in Talbot County is currently accepting applications for public housing although the wait for housing may be as long as 2-3 years with approximately 150 people on the waitlist.  The Section 8 Housing Voucher Program is no longer accepting applications since the waitlist to get a voucher is approximately 5 years.  Once a year, the Housing Authority will post in local newspapers when the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is going to accept additional applications to the waiting list.

The Public Housing Authority does not have a website, e-mail, or online application form.  To inquire about the Public Housing Program or the Section 8 Program please contact the Housing Authority directly:

Local Housing Authority
Easton

Type: Low Rent and Section 8
900 Doverbrook Street
Easton, Maryland 21601 
Phone: 410-822-5358  Fax: 410-822-3213

St. Michaels
Type: Low Rent and Section 8
PO Box 296
Saint Michaels, Maryland 21663
Phone: 410-745-5121  Fax: 410-745-3832

Talbot County (outside of Easton and St. Michael’s)
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Eastern Shore Office
Ph. 410 901 4080
Type: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, veteran housing vouchers, housing vouchers for those with physical or mental disabilities, housing vouchers for those living with AIDS (HOPWA),  homeless housing vouchers, family unification vouchers, and more.

Affordable Multifamily Rental Communities (subsidized or income-restricted communities)
Talbot County has several multifamily rental communities in which all or a portion of the units offer affordable rents.  Each community has its own application process and tenant screening standards. The method for determining rents may vary by property, but in all cases, the affordable rent is directly connected to the unit and cannot be transferred when a tenant vacates the unit. You must contact each community to learn what unit sizes are available, the rent charged for each unit, if applications are being accepted and if the waiting list is open or closed.

As of February 2020, most of these affordable communities have a waitlist between 6 to 12 months long to get into a unit.  To request a list of Affordable Multifamily Rental Communities, please contact the Talbot County Housing Coordinator.  svanornum@talbotcountymd.gov

Private Landlords
Private landlords may have some units that are affordable but units are not income-restricted or subsidized.  Units may be apartments or single family dwellings for rent.  Each landlord will have their own application process and tenant screening standards.  You must contact each landlord to learn what unit sizes are available, the rent charged for each unit, and if applications are being accepted.  Some private landlords keep a waiting list while others prefer that you call them after the first of the month to inquire about availability.

 

MD Housing Search (http://mdhousingsearch.org/) is an online housing locator service that helps people locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs. The service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Individuals can easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria with special mapping features and receive apartment listings that provide a multitude of important information about each unit. In addition, the site connects people to other housing resources through website links and provides helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.

Senior Housing
Talbot County has several affordable senior communities in which all or a portion of the units offer affordable rents. Each community has its own application process and tenant screening standards. The method for determining rents may vary by property, but in all cases, the affordable rent is directly connected to the unit and cannot be transferred when a tenant vacates the unit. You must contact each community to learn what unit sizes are available, the rent charged for each unit, if applications are being accepted and if the waiting list is open or closed.  To request a list of Affordable Independent Senior Communities, please contact the Talbot County Housing Coordinator.  svanornum@talbotcountymd.gov   

 

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