Eligibility Info

The rent for a unit located in the Housing Authority inventory is based upon 30% of an applicants total family income.  Certain adjustments to the income are made for those applicants which qualify and will be explained further upon meeting with one of our Property Managers.  The adjusted income for all applicants must be below the income limits shown below.

Area Income Limits issued March 28, 2016   
Cumberland Area Median Income (AMI) is $55,100 for a 4 person family  
Income Limit Category 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Extremely Low (30%)  $15,200 $17,350 $20,160 $24,300 $28,440 $32,580 $36,730 $40,890
Very Low (50%) $25,250 $28,850 $32,450 $36,050 $38,950 $41,850 $44,750 $47,600
Low (80%) $40,400 $46,200 $51,950 $57,700 $62,350 $66,950 $71,550 $76,200

NOTE: Allegany County is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV MSA. The Cumberland, MD-WV MSA contains the following areas: Allegany County, MD ; and Mineral County, WV


The Housing Authority utilizes the following types of rents: 

1)  Minimum rent which is the lowest rent you will pay and is currently set by HUD at $50;

2)  A formula based rent which is based upon the total family income less applicable deductions and is more than the   minimum rent but less than the flat or ceiling rent.

3)  A flat rent which is the highest rent you will pay for a annual period and is based upon 80% of the Fair Market Rent for a comparable size unit in the Cumberland area; and
 
4)  A ceiling rent which is the most you will pay for a short term due to dramatic increases in income during a certification period. 


These amounts and the utility allowance (if applicable) is provided below for your information.

FY-2017 Rent and Utility Allowance Rate Schedule
Development Name HUD 2016 Fair Market Rent Effective 4/1/2016
  And Bedroom Size Minimum Rent Flat Rent (80% FMR) Utility Allowance Adjusted Flat Rent Ceiling Rent
Jane Frazier Village            
  1 Bedroom $569 $50 $455 $30 $425 $455
  2 Bedroom $658 $50 $526 $33 $493 $526
  3 Bedroom $908 $50 $726 $36 $690 $726
  4 Bedroom $1,111 $50 $889 $39 $850 $889
Fort Cumberland Homes            
  2 Bedroom $658 $50 $526 $25 $501 $526
  3 Bedroom $908 $50 $726 $26 $700 $726
  4 Bedroom $1,111 $50 $889 $28 $861 $889
John F. Kennedy Apts.            
  Efficiency Unit $450 $50 $360 $0 $360 $360
  1 Bedroom $569 $50 $455 $0 $455 $455
Queen City Tower            
  Efficiency Unit $450 $50 $360 $0 $360 $360
  1 Bedroom $569 $50 $455 $0 $455 $455
  2 Bedroom $658 $50 $526 $0 $526 $526
Banneker Gardens            
  2 Bedroom Apartment $658 $50 $526 $86 $440 $526
  2 Bedroom Townhouse $658 $50 $526 $86 $440 $526
  3 Bedroom Apartment $908 $50 $726 $95 $631 $726
  3 Bedroom Townhouse $908 $50 $726 $95 $631 $726
This rate schedule is based upon the established 2016 HUD Fair Market Rents, the average energy use
provided by Contellation Energy/2rw Consultants and regulations established by HUD.  This schedule was
approved on 1/20/2016 by the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland Board of Commissioners.