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Affordable Housing In Newark
New Castle County, Delaware

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newark

Dima IIi

338 Stafford Ave
Newark, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arc Hud VI

7 Firethorn Ct
Newark, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Dima IV

396 Polly Drummond Hill Rd
Newark, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arc Hud II

517 Stamford Dr
Newark, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Marrows Court

100 Whitherspoon Ln
Newark, Delaware

Christiana Farms II

215 Christiana Farms Pl
Newark, Delaware
Accepts Vouchers

Newark Commons ( T a Vinings of Christiana )

200 Vinings Way
Newark, Delaware
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Newark

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newark, Delaware

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,325 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 $1,103 and $1,349.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754
Payment Standard Range $778 to $950 $912 to $1,114 $1,103 to $1,349 $1,375 to $1,681 $1,579 to $1,929

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newark, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,325
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 $96,600

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,850 $38,650 $43,500 $48,300 $52,200 $56,050 $59,900 $63,800
80% of Median $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050