Affordable Housing In Smyrna
Kent County, Delaware

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Smyrna

Smyrna Gardens Apartments

105 Lawn Drive
Smyrna, Delaware
2 BR

Heron Run

363 E. Commerce St.
Smyrna, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Commerce Square Apartments

101 Talon Court
Smyrna, Delaware
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Black Diamond Hope House

4966 DuPont Pkwy
Smyrna, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Arc Hud IX

Lot 142 Twin Willows Rd
Smyrna, Delaware
Disabled Supportive Housing

Frazier Place Phase II

200 Goldsborough Way
Smyrna, Delaware

Mclane Gardens and Mclane Garden Annex

104 McLane Gdns
Smyrna, Delaware

Peach Circle and Holly Square

104 Peach Cir
Smyrna, Delaware
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Housing Authorities that serve Smyrna

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Smyrna, Delaware

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 428 affordable apartments for rent in Smyrna, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Smyrna, Delaware

Smyrna features 230 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 Smyrna, Delaware

There are 198 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Smyrna.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Smyrna, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Smyrna landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Smyrna.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Smyrna, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $959 and $1,173.

2021 Smyrna, 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
Smyrna, Delaware Fair Market Rent $878 $908 $1,066 $1,526 $1,785
Smyrna, Delaware Payment Standard Range $790 to $966 $817 to $999 $959 to $1,173 $1,373 to $1,679 $1,607 to $1,964

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Smyrna, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 428
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 230
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $54,217 ±$5,681
Median Rent $895 ±$83
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.91% ± 11.81pp
Total Population 10,904

Population and Household Demographics

Smyrna is a city in Kent County, Delaware with a population of 10,904. There are 4,136 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 34.94% of households in Smyrna are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Smyrna

The median gross income for households in Smyrna is $54,217 a year, or $4,518 a month. The median rent for the city is $895 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Smyrna, a household making less than $2,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Smyrna.

Area Median Income In Smyrna

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 Smyrna, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kent County.

In Smyrna, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,000

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 Smyrna

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 Smyrna

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,500 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,150 $27,600 $31,050 $34,500 $37,300 $40,050 $42,800 $45,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Smyrna AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$38,650 $44,200 $49,700 $55,200 $59,650 $64,050 $68,450 $72,900