Dover Housing Authority

76 Stevenson Drive
Dover, Kent County, Delaware 19901

Dover Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Dover, Delaware that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 15th, 2019, Dover Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Dover Housing Authority serves Dover.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Dover Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Dover Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dover Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority manages one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and four communities for families, all are located throughout Dover.

To apply for public housing you can stop by their office to pick up an application, during normal office hours, located at 76 Stevenson Dr., Dover, DE. An application can also be mailed to you by calling 302-678-1965.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.

This housing authority does use a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: a local resident, living and/or working in Dover, substandard living, elderly, disabled, or a victim of domestic violence.

For more information the housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 302-678-1965, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (302)678-1965.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Dover Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Dover Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Dover Housing Authority

Representatives of Dover Housing Authority may be available by phone at (302) 678-1965. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/15/2019, it is not known if Dover Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Dover Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Dover Housing Authority manages 146 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 142 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $548 $654
Monthly Cost $77,863 $2,616

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dover Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,737 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dover Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Dover Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $759. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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