Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Kent County, DE

Discover affordable housing in Kent County where there are 59+ 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.

Mill Creek Apartments

105 Lawn Drive, Smyrna, Delaware 19977

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

Heron Run

363 E. Commerce St., Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Mispillion Apartments

504 Mispillion, Milford, Delaware 19963

Colony South

250 Williamsburg Dr, Milford, Delaware 19963

Dima IX

223 Mifflin Rd, Dover, Delaware 19904

Milford Crossing

806 Moyer Circle East, Milford, Delaware 19963

Peachtree Apartments

3000 Abec Ln, Felton, Delaware 19943

Commerce Square Apartments

101 Talon Court, Smyrna, Delaware 19977

The Villas at Milford Crossing

806A Moyer Circle-East, Milford, Delaware 19963

Diamond Court l & ll

35 Diamond Ct, Harrington, Delaware 19952

West Street Manor Apartments

700 Mason Ave, Harrington, Delaware 19952

Brightway Commons I & II

200 Tull Way, Milford, Delaware 19963

The Willows at Dover

416 Sussex Ave, Dover, Delaware 19901

Hurds Crossing

94 Hurds Blvd, Felton, Delaware 19943

Silver Lake Apartments (Formerly East Lake)

100 Lakeview Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901

Persimmon Tree Apartments

500 Persimmon Tree Ln, Dover, Delaware 19901

Arc Hud IX

Lot 142 Twin Willows Rd, Smyrna, Delaware 19977

The Willows at Clearfield

125 Haman Dr, Dover, Delaware 19904

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Kent County, 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 Kent County, 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, Moving to Work programs for Kent County, Delaware.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Kent County, Delaware.

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

How many renters live in Kent County, Delaware?

The County of Kent County has 186,946 people living in 73,497 households.

There are 45,728 renters living in 19,105 renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.46 percent of the population living in Kent County.

What is the rental market like in Kent County, Delaware?

There are an estimated 73,600 housing units in the Kent County area. Of these, 21,340 units are rental homes, making up 29 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kent County, Delaware, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kent County?

The rental vacancy rate in Kent County is 4 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 Kent County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kent County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
348 3,189 7,336 7,500 1,583
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kent County

A large number of apartments in Kent County 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 Kent County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 50 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 23 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 Kent County

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 Kent County, Delaware

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

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 208 60 percent
One BR 2,311 72 percent
Two BR 5,190 71 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kent County, Delaware

How many affordable rental units are in Kent County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,680
Public Housing 369
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 636
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 193
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 54
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 332
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kent County, Delaware

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

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County features 1,451 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 Kent County, Delaware

There are 1,547 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kent County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kent County, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kent County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kent County.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.