Affordable Housing In Kent County
Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 1,707 income based apartments in Kent County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,693 affordable apartments in Kent County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Kent County, Delaware

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

Colony South

250 Williamsburg Dr
Milford, Delaware
Income Based
1-3 BR
Affordable

Silver Lake Apartments (Formerly East Lake)

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

Mill Creek Apartments (Formerly Smyrna Gardens)

105 Lawn Drive
Smyrna, Delaware
$630-720
2 BR
Family & Senior
Affordable

Mispillion Apartments

504 Mispillion Apartments
Milford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

New Hope Housing II

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

Heron Run

363 E. Commerce St.
Smyrna, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Whatcoat Village Apts.

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

Milford Crossing

806 Moyer Circle East
Milford, Delaware
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

The Willows at Clearfield

125 Haman Dr
Dover, Delaware
Affordable

The Willows at Dover

416 Sussex Ave
Dover, Delaware
Accessible
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Kent County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Kent County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Dover, DE Affordable Housing programs support 28 apartment communities in Dover.
Affordable Housing In Felton, DE Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Felton.
Affordable Housing In Harrington, DE Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Harrington.
Affordable Housing In Milford, DE Affordable Housing programs support 16 apartment communities in Milford.
Affordable Housing In Smyrna, DE Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Smyrna.
Affordable Housing In Wyoming, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Wyoming.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Kent County, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County features 1,707 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 1,693 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 $1,064 and $1,300.

2023 Kent County, 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
Kent County, Delaware Fair Market Rent $979 $984 $1,182 $1,680 $1,893
Kent County, 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.

Kent County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 60
Total Low Income Apartments 3,400
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,707
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $54,976 ±$1,350
Median Rent $985 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.73% ± 3.69pp
Total Population 169,509

Population and Household Demographics

Kent County is a county in Delaware with a population of 169,509. There are 60,571 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 30.35% of households in Kent County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kent County

The median gross income for households in Kent County is $54,976 a year, or $4,581 a month. The median rent for the county is $985 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kent County, a household making less than $3,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Kent County.

Area Median Income In Kent County

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.

In Kent County, 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 Kent County

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 Kent County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kent County 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 Kent County 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 Kent County 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