Chasemont Apartments

54 Cheswood Blvd
Newark, Delaware
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The Willows at Alder Creek

101 Terrace Drive
Newark, Delaware

Christiana Farms II

215 Christiana Farms Pl
Newark, Delaware

Newark Commons ( T a Vinings of Christiana )

200 Vinings Way
Newark, Delaware

Arc Hud VI

7 Firethorn Ct
Newark, Delaware
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There are 509 low-income apartments in Newark that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Newark, Delaware can range from $671 to $770 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 870 low-income homes in Newark where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-5 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 8th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

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 509 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 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 $114,400

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.
$23,450 $26,800 $30,150 $33,500 $36,200 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
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.
$39,100 $44,650 $50,250 $55,800 $60,300 $64,750 $69,200 $73,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newark AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,500 $71,400 $80,350 $89,250 $96,400 $103,550 $110,700 $117,850