Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Dover, DE

Discover affordable housing in Dover where there are 28+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

The Village at McKee Branch

200 Harmony Lane, Dover, Delaware 19904

New Hope Housing II

S New St and S Queen St, Dover, Delaware 19904

Dima IX

223 Mifflin Rd, Dover, Delaware 19904

The Willows at Dover

416 Sussex Ave, Dover, Delaware 19901

Silver Lake Apartments (Formerly East Lake)

100 Lakeview Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901

Persimmon Tree Apartments

500 Persimmon Tree Ln, Dover, Delaware 19901

The Willows at Clearfield

125 Haman Dr, Dover, Delaware 19904

Luther Village II of Dover

101 Babb Dr, Dover, Delaware 19901

Luther Towers II of Dover

430 Kings Hwy, Dover, Delaware 19901

Capitol Green Apartments

509 River Rd, Dover, Delaware 19901

Whatcoat Village Apts.

992 Whatcoat Drive, Dover, Delaware 19904

Liberty Court

1289 Walker Road, Dover, Delaware 19904

Owens Manor

426 S New St, Dover, Delaware 19904

Walker Woods

36 Harmony Ln, Dover, Delaware 19904

Bayard Plaza

200 W Loockerman St, Dover, Delaware 19904


125 HAMAN DR, Dover, Delaware 19901

River Chase

80 River Chase Dr, Dover, Delaware 19901


14 Rockford Xing, Dover, Delaware 19901

Ken - Crest Housing Delaware

1180 Walker Rd, Dover, Delaware 19904

Willis Road Commons

4 Willis Rd, Dover, Delaware 19901

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dover, Delaware
$12.66 (+96%) more than Delaware minimum wage and $18.66 (+257%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Dover, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Dover, Delaware.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Dover, Delaware.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Dover, Delaware.

Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dover.

How many renters live in Dover, Delaware?

The City of Dover has 38,879 people living in 15,114 households.

There are 17,682 renters living in 7,811 renter households in this City. Renters make up 45.48 percent of the population living in Dover.

What is the rental market like in Dover, Delaware?

There are an estimated 16,346 housing units in the Dover area. Of these, 8,379 units are rental homes, making up 51 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dover, Delaware, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dover?

The rental vacancy rate in Dover is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Dover for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
164 1,759 3,581 1,983 107
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dover

A large number of apartments in Dover have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Dover are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 56 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 26 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Dover

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,110 to $2,152. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,110
One BR $1,117
Two BR $1,368
Three BR $1,928
Four BR $2,152
2024 Fair Market Rents in Dover, Delaware

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Dover?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 81 49 percent
One BR 1,215 69 percent
Two BR 2,540 71 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dover, Delaware

How many affordable rental units are in Dover?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Dover, Delaware including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,076
Public Housing 232
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 396
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 193
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 17
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dover, Delaware

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Dover, Delaware

Dover features 749 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 Dover, Delaware

There are 961 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dover.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dover landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dover.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,231 and $1,505.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.