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Affordable Housing In New Castle County
Delaware

112 Low Income Apartment Communities In New Castle County

West Center Village

606 N Jefferson St
Wilmington, Delaware
Income Based
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cheltenham Village

1201 Kingstown
Newark, Delaware
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Overlook Colony

3207 E Brandywine Ave
Claymont, Delaware
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Victoria Mews Apartments

13-D O
Newark, Delaware
$671-770
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Marydale Retirement Village

135 Jeandell Drive
Newark, Delaware
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

Flats Phase I

525 N Union Street
Wilmington, Delaware
$330-1,026
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Birchwood at Rodney Court

1100 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, Delaware
$652-735
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

River Commons Apartments

200 N Poplar St
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Farrand Village Apartments

16 Deville Circle
Wilmington, Delaware
$760-820
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Clayton Courts

504 N DuPont St
Wilmington, Delaware
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve New Castle County

Housing Authority Programs
New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in New Castle County, Delaware

There are 112 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,267 affordable apartments for rent in New Castle County, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County features 5,168 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 New Castle County, Delaware

There are 4,099 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in New Castle County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in New Castle County, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay New Castle County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in New Castle County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in New Castle County, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 New Castle County, 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
Fair Market Rent $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

New Castle County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 112
Total Low Income Apartments 9,267
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,168
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $65,476 ±$783
Median Rent $1,038 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.88% ± 1.66pp
Total Population 549,643

Population and Household Demographics

New Castle County is a county in Delaware with a population of 549,643. There are 202,268 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 30.95% of households in New Castle County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in New Castle County

The median gross income for households in New Castle County is $65,476 a year, or $5,456 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,038 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In New Castle County, a household making less than $3,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.88% of households who rent are overburdened in New Castle County.

Area Median Income In New Castle County

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.

In New Castle County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,600

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 New Castle County

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 New Castle County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050

Cities In New Castle County

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City Served By
Arden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arden is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Ardencroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardencroft is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Ardentown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardentown is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Bear The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Bellefonte The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellefonte is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Brookside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookside is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Claymont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claymont is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Delaware City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delaware City is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Edgemoor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgemoor is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Elsmere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elsmere is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Glasgow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glasgow is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Greenville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Hockessin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hockessin is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Middletown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
New Castle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Castle is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Newark The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newark is the Newark Housing Authority.
Newport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
North Star The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Star is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Odessa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odessa is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Pike Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike Creek is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Pike Creek Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike Creek Valley is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Townsend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Townsend is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Wilmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington is the Wilmington Housing Authority.
Wilmington Manor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington Manor is the New Castle County Housing Authority.