Affordable Housing In Bowers
Kent County, Delaware

Housing Authorities that serve Bowers

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowers, Delaware

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Bowers, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Bowers, Delaware

Bowers features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Bowers, Delaware

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowers.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowers, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bowers landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Bowers.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowers, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,173.

2021 Bowers, Delaware Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Bowers, Delaware Fair Market Rent $878 $908 $1,066 $1,526 $1,785
Bowers, Delaware Payment Standard Range $790 to $966 $817 to $999 $959 to $1,173 $1,373 to $1,679 $1,607 to $1,964

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bowers, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.64%
Average Renter Household Size 3.24
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $52,500 ±$16,050
Median Rent $860 ±$109
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 39.61pp
Total Population 320

Population and Household Demographics

Bowers is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 320. There are 132 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 38.64% of households in Bowers are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowers

The median gross income for households in Bowers is $52,500 a year, or $4,375 a month. The median rent for the city is $860 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowers, a household making less than $2,867 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowers.

Area Median Income In Bowers

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Bowers, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kent County.

In Bowers, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,000

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 Bowers

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Bowers

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bowers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bowers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $45,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bowers AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,650 $44,200 $49,700 $55,200 $59,650 $64,050 $68,450 $72,900