Cheap Apartments In New Castle County
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Low Income Apartments In New Castle County

Victoria Mews Apartments

13-D O
Newark, DE
$671-770
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Farrand Village Apartments

16 Deville Circle
Wilmington, DE
$760-820
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Terry Apartments

2400 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Birchwood at Rodney Court

1100 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, DE
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

River Commons Apartments

200 N. Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Birchwood Manlove Manor

325 A Manlove Place
Wilmington, DE
1 BR
62+

Middletown Trace Apartments

67 New Street
Middletown, DE
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Wilton Club Apartments

113 Heatherton Lane
New Castle, DE
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Coachmans Manor

401 Carriage Way
New Castle, DE
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Carleton Court Apartments

1900 Southway Drive
Newark, DE
1-2 BR
Subsidized

There are 106 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 8,803 affordable apartments for rent in New Castle County, Delaware. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 5,418 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 2,929 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in New Castle County. There are 4,796 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve New Castle County

Housing Authority Programs
New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Other Housing Authorities located in New Castle County

Housing Authority Programs
Wilmington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency
Newark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 106
Total Low Income Apartments 8,803
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 5,418
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Total Population 549,643
Housing Units 202,268
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $65,476 ±$783
Median Rent $1,038 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.88% ± 1.66pp

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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.66 percentage points.

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 $87,400

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 New Castle County 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 $18,350 $21,000 $23,600 $26,200 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700
80% of Median $48,950 $55,950 $62,950 $69,900 $75,500 $81,100 $86,700 $92,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in New Castle County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2011, 52 low income apartment communities containing 3,970 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in New Castle County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in New Castle County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in New Castle County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,600 $35,000 $39,350 $43,700 $47,200 $50,700 $54,200 $57,700
60% of Median $36,720 $42,000 $47,220 $52,440 $56,640 $60,840 $65,040 $69,240

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in New Castle County is $47,220 a year, or $3,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,181 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $765 $820 $984 $1,136 $1,268 $1,399
60% $918 $984 $1,181 $1,364 $1,521 $1,679
Fair Market Rents in New Castle County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$840 $992 $1,200 $1,503 $1,715

Cities In New Castle County

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City Listings Served By
Wilmington 69 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wilmington are the Wilmington Housing Authority and New Castle County Housing Authority.
Newark 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newark are the Newark Housing Authority and New Castle County Housing Authority.
New Castle 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Castle is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Claymont 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Claymont is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Middletown 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Townsend 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Townsend is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Hockessin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hockessin is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Arden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arden is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Ardencroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardencroft is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Ardentown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardentown is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Bear 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bear is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Bellefonte 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellefonte is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Brookside 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookside is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Delaware City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Delaware City is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Edgemoor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgemoor is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Elsmere 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elsmere is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Glasgow 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glasgow is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Greenville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenville is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Newport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newport is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
North Star 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Star is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Odessa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odessa is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Pike Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike Creek is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Pike Creek Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike Creek Valley is the New Castle County Housing Authority.
Wilmington Manor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilmington Manor is the New Castle County Housing Authority.