Affordable Housing In Dover Base Housing
Kent County, Delaware

Housing Authorities that serve Dover Base Housing

Housing Authority Programs
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 Base Housing, Delaware

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Dover Base Housing, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Dover Base Housing, Delaware

Dover Base Housing features 0 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 Base Housing, Delaware

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dover Base Housing.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dover Base Housing, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dover Base Housing landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Dover Base Housing.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dover Base Housing, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,173.

2021 Dover Base Housing, 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 Base Housing, Delaware Fair Market Rent $878 $908 $1,066 $1,526 $1,785
Dover Base Housing, 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 Base Housing, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 100%
Average Renter Household Size 2.97
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $44,167 ±$4,142
Median Rent $1,391 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.78% ± 12.3pp
Total Population 3,417

Population and Household Demographics

Dover Base Housing is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 3,417. There are 1,150 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 100% of households in Dover Base Housing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dover Base Housing

The median gross income for households in Dover Base Housing is $44,167 a year, or $3,681 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,391 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dover Base Housing, a household making less than $4,637 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Dover Base Housing.

Area Median Income In Dover Base Housing

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

In Dover Base Housing, 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 Base Housing

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 Base Housing

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