Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lewes, DE

Discover affordable housing in Lewes where there are 7+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Jefferson Apartments

825 King Highway #101, Lewes, Delaware 19958

bed 1-3
payment Subsidized
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Savannah West

2500 Savannah West Sq, Lewes, Delaware 19958

bed 2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Savannah East

3700 Savannah East Sq, Lewes, Delaware 19958

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Arc Hud I

17910 Ebb Tide Dr, Lewes, Delaware 19958

accessibility Accessible

Harbour Towne Apartments

34232 Woods Edge Dr, Lewes, Delaware 19958

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Huling Cove Annex

1142 Savannah Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958

payment Subsidized

Sandy Brae Supported Living

34466 Maple Drive, Lewes, Delaware 19958

accessibility Accessible

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lewes, Delaware

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lewes, Delaware
$24.58/hour
$11.33 (+86%) more than Delaware minimum wage and $17.33 (+239%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lewes, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Moving to Work programs for Lewes, Delaware.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Moving to Work programs for Lewes, Delaware.

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

How many renters live in Lewes, Delaware?

The City of Lewes has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 13.15 percent of the population living in Lewes.

What is the rental market like in Lewes, Delaware?

There are an estimated housing units in the Lewes area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lewes, Delaware, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lewes?

The rental vacancy rate in Lewes is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lewes for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lewes
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 22 101 97 7
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lewes

A large number of apartments in Lewes have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Lewes

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $909 to $2,037. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $909
One BR $988
Two BR $1,298
Three BR $1,656
Four BR $2,037
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lewes, Delaware

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lewes?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 22 100 percent
Two BR 63 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lewes, Delaware

How many affordable rental units are in Lewes?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lewes, Delaware including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lewes, Delaware

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lewes, Delaware

Lewes features 72 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 Lewes, Delaware

There are 160 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewes.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewes, Delaware

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewes, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,168 and $1,428.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.