Affordable Housing In Kenton
Kent County, Delaware

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kenton, 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 Kenton, Delaware

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kenton, Delaware

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Kenton, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Kenton, Delaware

Kenton features 0 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 Kenton, Delaware

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kenton, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kenton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Kenton.

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

2022 Kenton, 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
Kenton, Delaware Fair Market Rent $851 $856 $1,002 $1,423 $1,647
Kenton, 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.

Kenton, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.68%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.15
Median Household Income $39,583 ±$17,903
Median Rent $986 ±$127
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.9% ± 42.22pp
Total Population 299

Population and Household Demographics

Kenton is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 299. There are 95 households in the city with an average household size of 3.15 persons. 53.68% of households in Kenton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kenton

The median gross income for households in Kenton is $39,583 a year, or $3,299 a month. The median rent for the city is $986 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kenton, a household making less than $3,287 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Kenton.

Area Median Income In Kenton

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

In Kenton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,000

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 Kenton

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 Kenton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $45,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kenton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,650 $44,200 $49,700 $55,200 $59,650 $64,050 $68,450 $72,900