Affordable Housing In Kent County
60 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kent County
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
|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 $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||1,660|
|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|
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.
|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.
|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.
Cities In Kent County
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