. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Delmar, Delaware - Affordable Housing Online

Delmar Crossing Apartments

600 Magnolia Dr, Rental Office #601
Delmar, Delaware
Rent Assisted
1-3 BR

The Villas II at Delmar Crossing

600 Magnolia Dr
Delmar, Delaware
Rent Assisted
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Golden Meadows

#40 Golden Ln
Delmar, Delaware
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Country Meadows Apartments

1004 Fuller Pl
Delmar, Delaware
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Villas II at Delmar Crossing

12th St
Delmar, Delaware
Rent Assisted
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There are 129 low-income apartments in Delmar that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Delmar, Delaware can range from $440 to $565 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 88 low-income homes in Delmar where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $342 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 28th, 2020. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Delmar, 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
Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Delmar.

Delmar, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Delmar, Delaware

Delmar features 88 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 Delmar, Delaware

There are 129 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Delmar.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Delmar, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Delmar landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Delmar.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Delmar, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $995 and $1,217.

2023 Delmar, 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
Delmar, Delaware Fair Market Rent $744 $840 $1,106 $1,443 $1,758
Delmar, Delaware Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $756 to $924 $995 to $1,217 $1,299 to $1,587 $1,582 to $1,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Delmar, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 217
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $32,734 ±$7,413
Median Rent $714 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.39% ± 13.36pp
Total Population 1,784

Population and Household Demographics

Delmar is a city in Sussex County, Delaware with a population of 1,784. There are 615 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 42.11% of households in Delmar are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delmar

The median gross income for households in Delmar is $32,734 a year, or $2,728 a month. The median rent for the city is $714 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delmar, a household making less than $2,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Delmar.

Area Median Income In Delmar

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 Delmar, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sussex County.

In Delmar, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,600

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 Delmar

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 Delmar

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Delmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,350 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Delmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,450 $48,050 $51,600 $55,150 $58,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Delmar AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,800 $56,900 $64,000 $71,100 $76,800 $82,500 $88,200 $93,900