Middletown Trace Apartments

67 New Street
Middletown, Delaware
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1-3 BR

Fairfield Commons

100 Fairfield Court
Middletown, Delaware
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1-2 BR

Greenlawn Apartments

910 Janvier Ct
Middletown, Delaware

North Lake Village

400 N Catherine St
Middletown, Delaware
S. 515 Rural

Lakewood Apartments

300 N Broad St
Middletown, Delaware
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There are 151 low-income apartments in Middletown that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 140 low-income homes in Middletown where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $450 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Middletown, 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
New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Middletown.

Middletown, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Middletown, Delaware

Middletown features 140 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 Middletown, Delaware

There are 151 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Middletown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Middletown, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Middletown landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Middletown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Middletown, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 Middletown, 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
Middletown, Delaware Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Middletown, Delaware Payment Standard Range $973 to $1,189 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,871 to $2,287

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Middletown, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 291
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 140
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.51%
Average Renter Household Size 3.13
Average Household Size 3.11
Median Household Income $84,451 ±$5,920
Median Rent $1,172 ±$120
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.39% ± 15.92pp
Total Population 19,744

Population and Household Demographics

Middletown is a city in New Castle County, Delaware with a population of 19,744. There are 6,315 households in the city with an average household size of 3.11 persons. 20.51% of households in Middletown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Middletown

The median gross income for households in Middletown is $84,451 a year, or $7,038 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,172 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Middletown, a household making less than $3,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Middletown.

Area Median Income In Middletown

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 Middletown, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Castle County.

In Middletown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $114,400

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 Middletown

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 Middletown

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Middletown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Middletown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,100 $44,650 $50,250 $55,800 $60,300 $64,750 $69,200 $73,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Middletown AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,500 $71,400 $80,350 $89,250 $96,400 $103,550 $110,700 $117,850