Luther Gardens Annex

1500 Luther Cir
Milton, Delaware
Call For Rent
1 BR

Milton Landing

1000 Palmer Street Ext
Milton, Delaware

Luther Towers of Milton

500 Palmer St
Milton, Delaware
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Spinnaker Lane Supported Living

425 S Spinnaker Lane
Milton, Delaware
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Park Royal Apartments

501 Palmer St
Milton, Delaware
Rent Assisted
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There are 84 low-income apartments in Milton that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 117 low-income homes in Milton where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $309 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 Milton, 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 Milton.

Milton, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Milton, Delaware

Milton features 117 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 Milton, Delaware

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milton, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Milton.

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

2023 Milton, 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
Milton, Delaware Fair Market Rent $744 $840 $1,106 $1,443 $1,758
Milton, 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 research.

Milton, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 201
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 117
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $46,643 ±$7,008
Median Rent $1,003 ±$150
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.85% ± 11.69pp
Total Population 2,717

Population and Household Demographics

Milton is a city in Sussex County, Delaware with a population of 2,717. There are 1,178 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 38.46% of households in Milton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milton

The median gross income for households in Milton is $46,643 a year, or $3,887 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,003 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milton, a household making less than $3,343 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Milton.

Area Median Income In Milton

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

In Milton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $94,600

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 Milton

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 Milton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Milton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,700 $21,350 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Milton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,150 $35,600 $40,050 $44,450 $48,050 $51,600 $55,150 $58,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Milton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,800 $56,900 $64,000 $71,100 $76,800 $82,500 $88,200 $93,900