Affordable Housing In New Castle County
Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 5,629 income based apartments in New Castle County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 4,125 affordable apartments in New Castle County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in New Castle County, Delaware

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in New Castle County. Go to the Delaware Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near New Castle County.

West Center Village

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

Flats Phase I- Waiting list is CLOSED

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

Cheltenham Village

1201 Kingstown
Newark, Delaware
Income Based
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Overlook Colony

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

Victoria Mews Apartments

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

Flats Phase ll - Waiting List is CLOSED

601 N Union St
Wilmington, Delaware
$570-1,025
2-3 BR
Accessible
Rent Assisted
Supportive Housing
Affordable

Ingleside Retirement Apartments

1005 N Franklin St
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Terry Apartments

2400 North Broom Street
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted

Marydale Retirement Village

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

The Pearl Center

300 East 8th Street
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In New Castle County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near New Castle County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Brookside, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Brookside.
Affordable Housing In Claymont, DE Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Claymont.
Affordable Housing In Middletown, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Middletown.
Affordable Housing In New Castle, DE Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in New Castle.
Affordable Housing In Newark, DE Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Newark.
Affordable Housing In Townsend, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Townsend.
Affordable Housing In Wilmington, DE Affordable Housing programs support 83 apartment communities in Wilmington.

Public Housing Agencies Serving New Castle County, 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 New Castle County.

New Castle County, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County features 5,629 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 4,125 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 $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 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
New Castle County, Delaware Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
New Castle County, 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.

New Castle County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 122
Total Low Income Apartments 9,878
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 5,629
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 $105,400

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the New Castle County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the New Castle County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the New Castle County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,050 $67,450 $75,900 $84,300 $91,050 $97,800 $104,550 $111,300