Affordable Housing In Dover
Kent County, Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 822 income based apartments in Dover where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 933 affordable apartments in Dover that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dover, Delaware

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

Silver Lake Apartments (Formerly East Lake)

100 Lakeview Drive
Dover, Delaware
$665-775
2 BR

New Hope Housing II

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

Whatcoat Village Apts.

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

The Willows at Clearfield

125 Haman Dr
Dover, Delaware
Affordable

The Willows at Dover

416 Sussex Ave
Dover, Delaware
Accessible
Affordable

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
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Owens Manor

426 S New St
Dover, Delaware
Affordable

THE WILLOWS AT CLEARFIELD APARTMENTS

125 HAMAN DR
Dover, Delaware
Accessible
Rent Assisted
62+
Affordable

Persimmon Tree Apartments

500 Persimmon Tree Ln
Dover, Delaware
Affordable
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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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

Dover, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dover, Delaware

Dover features 822 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 933 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 $1,064 and $1,300.

2023 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 $979 $984 $1,182 $1,680 $1,893
Dover, Delaware Payment Standard Range $881 to $1,077 $886 to $1,082 $1,064 to $1,300 $1,512 to $1,848 $1,704 to $2,082

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 822
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 $77,200

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.
$16,250 $18,550 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$27,050 $30,900 $34,750 $38,600 $41,700 $44,800 $47,900 $51,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dover AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,250 $49,400 $55,600 $61,750 $66,700 $71,650 $76,600 $81,550