Affordable Housing In Newark
New Castle County, Delaware

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newark

Cheltenham Village

1201 Kingstown
Newark, Delaware
Income Based
1-4 BR

Victoria Mews Apartments

13-D O
Newark, Delaware
1-2 BR

Marydale Retirement Village

135 Jeandell Drive
Newark, Delaware
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Carleton Court Apartments

1900 Southway Drive
Newark, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Our Lady of Grace Village

2300 Mary Angela Way
Newark, Delaware
Family & Senior

Chasemont Apartments

54 Cheswood Blvd
Newark, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Market Rate

The Willows at Alder Creek

101 Terrace Drive
Newark, Delaware

Carrington Way

100 Kimberton Dr
Newark, Delaware

Main Towers

330 E Main St
Newark, Delaware

Liberty Terrace

100 Liberty Ter
Newark, Delaware

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Newark, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newark, Delaware

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newark, Delaware

There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,379 affordable apartments for rent in Newark, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Newark, Delaware

Newark features 870 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 Newark, Delaware

There are 455 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newark.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newark, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newark landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Newark.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newark, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,168 and $1,428.

2022 Newark, 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
Newark, Delaware Fair Market Rent $940 $1,071 $1,298 $1,605 $1,837
Newark, Delaware Payment Standard Range $846 to $1,034 $964 to $1,178 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,445 to $1,766 $1,653 to $2,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newark, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 1,379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 870
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $54,187 ±$3,008
Median Rent $1,072 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.45% ± 4.93pp
Total Population 32,740

Population and Household Demographics

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware with a population of 32,740. There are 9,935 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 43.27% of households in Newark are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newark

The median gross income for households in Newark is $54,187 a year, or $4,516 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,072 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newark, a household making less than $3,573 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Newark.

Area Median Income In Newark

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 Newark, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Castle County.

In Newark, 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 Newark

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 Newark

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark 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