Affordable Housing In Claymont
New Castle County, Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 354 income based apartments in Claymont where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 321 affordable apartments in Claymont that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Claymont, Delaware

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Claymont. Go to the Delaware Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Claymont.

Overlook Colony

3207 E Brandywine Ave
Claymont, Delaware
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Stoneybrook Apartments

1114 Andrea Ct
Claymont, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Bnai Brith House - De

8000 Society Dr
Claymont, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Greentree Village Apartments

1000 Cedartree Ln
Claymont, Delaware
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Claymont

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City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Brookside, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Brookside.
Affordable Housing In Middletown, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Middletown.
Affordable Housing In New Castle, DE Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in New Castle.
Affordable Housing In Newark, DE Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Newark.
Affordable Housing In Townsend, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Townsend.
Affordable Housing In Wilmington, DE Affordable Housing programs support 83 apartment communities in Wilmington.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Claymont, Delaware

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Claymont.

Claymont, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Claymont, Delaware

Claymont features 354 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 Claymont, Delaware

There are 321 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Claymont.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Claymont, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Claymont landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Claymont.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Claymont, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 Claymont, 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
Claymont, Delaware Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Claymont, Delaware Payment Standard Range $973 to $1,189 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,871 to $2,287

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Claymont, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 675
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 354
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $47,525 ±$6,902
Median Rent $918 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.92% ± 11.95pp
Total Population 9,060

Population and Household Demographics

Claymont is a city in New Castle County, Delaware with a population of 9,060. There are 3,529 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 39.25% of households in Claymont are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Claymont

The median gross income for households in Claymont is $47,525 a year, or $3,960 a month. The median rent for the city is $918 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Claymont, a household making less than $3,060 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Claymont.

Area Median Income In Claymont

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 Claymont, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Castle County.

In Claymont, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $105,400

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 Claymont

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 Claymont

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Claymont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Claymont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Claymont AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,050 $67,450 $75,900 $84,300 $91,050 $97,800 $104,550 $111,300