Affordable Housing In Newark
New Castle County, Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 870 income based apartments in Newark where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 455 affordable apartments in Newark that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Newark, Delaware

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

Cheltenham Village

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

Victoria Mews Apartments

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

Marydale Retirement Village

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

Carleton Court Apartments

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

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
Accessible
Affordable

Carrington Way

100 Kimberton Dr
Newark, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Main Towers

330 E Main St
Newark, Delaware
Rent Assisted

Liberty Terrace

100 Liberty Ter
Newark, Delaware
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Newark

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Newark

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 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 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.

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)
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Newark.

Newark, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 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 $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Newark, 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.

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