How and When is Rent Calculated?Unless you are on flat rent, your rent could be changed during the year if you have changes in your income or family composition. Even if you have no changes you will be required to complete a recertification interview once a year. There are generally two ways to calculate your rent, one is based on 30 percent of your adjusted annual income and the other is flat rent that is based on market rentals in the area.
Do I have to report changes in my income or family size?Yes! You must report all changes in your income and changes with family composition within 10 days. Rents will be adjusted accordingly. If you do not report these changes, you could be in violation of your lease and be charged retro-rent.
When is my rent due?Rent is due on the first day of each month. If you do not pay your rent promptly you could face late fees and legal fees, resulting from the Commission beginning legal proceedings to collect the rent you owe and/or possession of your property. Remember, if you are late paying your rent 4 times in any 12–month period, you could lose your housing without the right of redemption.
When do I have to pay maintenance charges or other charges?All charges are due on the first of the month when the rent is due. If there is a charge on your account, other than rent that you cannot pay in full on the first of the month see your Property Manager to possibly arrange a repayment agreement.
How and where do I pay my rent?You are urged to make your payment by mailing a check or money order to:
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
P.O. Box 817
Glen Burnie, MD 21060-2817
Please remember to include the return portion of your billing statement and do not forget to write your correct address and account number on the check or money order. Reminder – third party checks will not be accepted.