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Affordable Housing In Milford
Kent County, Delaware

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Milford

Colony South

250 Williamsburg Dr
Milford, Delaware
Income Based
1-3 BR

Mispillion Apartments

504 Mispillion Apartments
Milford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Milford Crossing

806 Moyer Circle East
Milford, Delaware
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

The Willows at Milford

151 Cascades Lane
Milford, Delaware
Accessible

The Villas at Milford Crossing

806A Moyer Circle-East
Milford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brightway Commons I & II

200 Tull Way
Milford, Delaware

Silver Lakes Estates

5 Linstone Ln
Milford, Delaware
Subsidized

Dima X

36 W Clarke Ave
Milford, Delaware
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Brightway Commons Voa Affordable Housing Lp

201 Allenway
Milford, Delaware
Subsidized

A and I Housing

710 N Washington St
Milford, Delaware
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Milford

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 Milford, Delaware

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 797 affordable apartments for rent in Milford, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Milford, Delaware

Milford features 307 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 Milford, Delaware

There are 490 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milford.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milford, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milford landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Milford.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milford, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,173.

2021 Milford, 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
Milford, Delaware Fair Market Rent $878 $908 $1,066 $1,526 $1,785
Milford, Delaware Payment Standard Range $790 to $966 $817 to $999 $959 to $1,173 $1,373 to $1,679 $1,607 to $1,964

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Milford, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 797
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 307
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $45,368 ±$6,141
Median Rent $831 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.71% ± 10.29pp
Total Population 9,993

Population and Household Demographics

Milford is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 9,993. There are 3,838 households in the city with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 41.61% of households in Milford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milford

The median gross income for households in Milford is $45,368 a year, or $3,781 a month. The median rent for the city is $831 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milford, a household making less than $2,770 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Milford.

Area Median Income In Milford

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

In Milford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,400

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 Milford

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 Milford

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Milford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,350 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Milford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Milford AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250