Affordable Housing In Dover
Kent County, Delaware

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dover

East Lake Gardens

100 Lakeview Drive
Dover, Delaware
$630-740
2 BR

New Hope Housing II

S New St and S Queen St
Dover, Delaware
$360-550
1-2 BR

Whatcoat Village Apts.

992 Whatcoat Drive
Dover, Delaware
$580-729
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Supportive Housing

The Willows at Clearfield

125 Haman Dr
Dover, Delaware

The Willows at Dover

416 Sussex Ave
Dover, Delaware
Accessible

The Village at McKee Branch

200 Harmony Lane
Dover, Delaware
$405-750
2-3 BR

Dima IX

223 Mifflin Rd
Dover, Delaware
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Owens Manor

426 S New St
Dover, Delaware

THE WILLOWS AT CLEARFIELD APARTMENTS

125 HAMAN DR
Dover, Delaware
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Persimmon Tree Apartments

500 Persimmon Tree Ln
Dover, Delaware

Housing Authorities that serve Dover

Housing Authority Programs
Dover Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
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 Dover, Delaware

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,755 affordable apartments for rent in Dover, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Dover, Delaware

Dover features 775 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 980 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 $959 and $1,173.

2021 Dover, 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
Dover, Delaware Fair Market Rent $878 $908 $1,066 $1,526 $1,785
Dover, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dover, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,755
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 775
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $45,363 ±$3,434
Median Rent $949 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.02% ± 6.75pp
Total Population 37,144

Population and Household Demographics

Dover is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 37,144. There are 12,945 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 50.18% of households in Dover are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover

The median gross income for households in Dover is $45,363 a year, or $3,780 a month. The median rent for the city is $949 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover, a household making less than $3,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover.

Area Median Income In Dover

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 Dover, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kent County.

In Dover, 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 Dover

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 Dover

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dover 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 Dover 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 Dover 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