Affordable Housing In Harrington
Kent County, Delaware

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harrington

Diamond Court l & ll

35 Diamond Ct
Harrington, Delaware

West Street Manor Apartments

700 Mason Ave
Harrington, Delaware

Heritage Manor

131 W Center St
Harrington, Delaware

Clarks Corner and Clarks Corner Annex

72 Clarks Cor
Harrington, Delaware
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Harrington, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Harrington, Delaware

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harrington, Delaware

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 198 affordable apartments for rent in Harrington, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Harrington, Delaware

Harrington features 198 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 Harrington, Delaware

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Harrington, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Harrington landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Harrington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Harrington, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2022 Harrington, 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
Harrington, Delaware Fair Market Rent $851 $856 $1,002 $1,423 $1,647
Harrington, Delaware Payment Standard Range $766 to $936 $770 to $942 $902 to $1,102 $1,281 to $1,565 $1,482 to $1,812

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Harrington, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 198
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 198
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.61
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $37,321 ±$10,507
Median Rent $920 ±$256
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.27% ± 20.18pp
Total Population 3,665

Population and Household Demographics

Harrington is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 3,665. There are 1,320 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 52.2% of households in Harrington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harrington

The median gross income for households in Harrington is $37,321 a year, or $3,110 a month. The median rent for the city is $920 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harrington, a household making less than $3,067 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Harrington.

Area Median Income In Harrington

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

In Harrington, 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 Harrington

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 Harrington

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