Affordable Housing In Rehoboth Beach
Sussex County, Delaware

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Rehoboth Beach

East Atlantic

35694 East Atlantic Circle
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

East Atlantic Apartments

100 E Atlantic Cir
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Rehoboth Beach, 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 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Moving to Work
Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Rehoboth Beach features 0 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 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Rehoboth Beach.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $868 and $1,060.

2022 Rehoboth Beach, 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
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Fair Market Rent $651 $733 $964 $1,289 $1,515
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Payment Standard Range $586 to $716 $660 to $806 $868 to $1,060 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,364 to $1,667

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Rehoboth Beach, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.45%
Average Renter Household Size 1.58
Average Household Size 1.77
Median Household Income $82,569 ±$9,439
Median Rent $989 ±$106
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.59% ± 16.15pp
Total Population 1,098

Population and Household Demographics

Rehoboth Beach is a city in Sussex County, Delaware with a population of 1,098. There are 619 households in the city with an average household size of 1.77 persons. 17.45% of households in Rehoboth Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Rehoboth Beach

The median gross income for households in Rehoboth Beach is $82,569 a year, or $6,881 a month. The median rent for the city is $989 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Rehoboth Beach, a household making less than $3,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Rehoboth Beach.

Area Median Income In Rehoboth Beach

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 Rehoboth Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sussex County.

In Rehoboth Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,900

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 Rehoboth Beach

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 Rehoboth Beach

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Rehoboth Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Rehoboth Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Rehoboth Beach AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,050 $53,800 $60,500 $67,200 $72,600 $78,000 $83,350 $88,750