Affordable Housing In Kent County
Delaware

60 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County

Heritage Manor

131 W Center St
Harrington, Delaware
Subsidized

Laurels

14 Rockford Xing
Dover, Delaware

Mifflin Meadows

46 Mifflin Mdws
Dover, Delaware

Delaware

Route 113 S
Milford, Delaware

Liberty Court

1289 Walker Road
Dover, Delaware

Marshall Manor

109 Marshall St
Milford, Delaware

Ken - Crest Del 2003

35 Front St
Wyoming, Delaware
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hurds Crossing

94 Hurds Blvd
Felton, Delaware
Subsidized

Senate View

1002 Hayes Cir
Dover, Delaware

Manchester Square

775 Bacon Ave
Dover, Delaware

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Kent County, 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 Kent County, Delaware

There are 60 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,400 affordable apartments for rent in Kent County, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County features 1,660 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 1,740 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 $902 and $1,102.

2022 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 $851 $856 $1,002 $1,423 $1,647
Kent County, 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 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 1,660
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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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

Cities In Kent County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Bowers The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bowers are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Camden The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Camden are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Cheswold The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cheswold are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Clayton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clayton are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Dover The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dover are the Dover Housing Authority, Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Dover Base Housing The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dover Base Housing are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Farmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Farmington are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Felton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Felton are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Frederica The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Frederica are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Harrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harrington are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Hartly The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hartly are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Highland Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Highland Acres are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Houston The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Houston are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kent Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kent Acres are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Kenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kenton are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Leipsic The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Leipsic are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Little Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Little Creek are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Magnolia The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Magnolia are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Milford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milford are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Rising Sun Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rising Sun Lebanon are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Rising Sun-Lebanon The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rising Sun-Lebanon are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Riverview The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverview are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Rodney Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rodney Village are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Smyrna The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smyrna are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Viola The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Viola are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Woodside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodside are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Woodside East The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodside East are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.
Wyoming The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wyoming are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office.