Laurel, Delaware Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 523 income based apartments in Laurel where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 232 affordable apartments in Laurel that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Laurel, Delaware

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

Hollybrook Farms

501 Holly Brook Apartments
Laurel, Delaware
$546-700
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Laurel Commons

100 Laurel Commons Lane
Laurel, Delaware
1 BR
62+
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Laurel Commons II

101 Laurel Commons Ln
Laurel, Delaware
1 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Little Creek Aka Orchard Glen V

505 Little Creek Dr
Laurel, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Carvel Gardens Annex

Daniel St
Laurel, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Hollybrook Apartments

100 Pasture Ln
Laurel, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Carvel Gardens

801 Daniel St
Laurel, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Little Creek Apartments

701 Little Creek Dr
Laurel, Delaware
Affordable

Wexford Village

56 Sunset Dr
Laurel, Delaware
Affordable

Hollybrook Farms ( I, III, IV )

1111 Grazing Ct
Laurel, Delaware
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Laurel

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City Apartments
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Laurel, 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 Laurel.

Laurel, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Laurel, Delaware

Laurel features 523 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 Laurel, Delaware

There are 232 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Laurel, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Laurel landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Laurel.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Laurel, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $995 and $1,217.

2023 Laurel, 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
Laurel, Delaware Fair Market Rent $744 $840 $1,106 $1,443 $1,758
Laurel, Delaware Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $756 to $924 $995 to $1,217 $1,299 to $1,587 $1,582 to $1,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laurel, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 755
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 523
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.78%
Average Renter Household Size 3.02
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $33,525 ±$7,288
Median Rent $593 ±$312
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.82% ± 11.39pp
Total Population 3,916

Population and Household Demographics

Laurel is a city in Sussex County, Delaware with a population of 3,916. There are 1,275 households in the city with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 52.78% of households in Laurel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laurel

The median gross income for households in Laurel is $33,525 a year, or $2,794 a month. The median rent for the city is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurel, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurel.

Area Median Income In Laurel

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 Laurel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sussex County.

In Laurel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,900

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 Laurel

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 Laurel

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Laurel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,050 $53,800 $60,500 $67,200 $72,600 $78,000 $83,350 $88,750