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Affordable Housing In Sussex County
Delaware

67 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sussex County

Market Street Apartments

310 Market St
Bridgeville, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Villas II at Delmar Crossing

600 Magnolia Dr
Delmar, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Hollybrook Farms

501 Holly Brook Apartments
Laurel, Delaware
$546-700
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Jefferson Apartments

825 King Highway #101
Lewes, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Millsboro Village Apartments I

210 Thomas Taylor Drive
Millsboro, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Delmar Crossing Apartments

600 Magnolia Dr, Rental Office #601
Delmar, Delaware
$440-565
1-3 BR
55+

Brandywine Apartments

401 Monroe
Millsboro, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Greenside Manor

504 Cypress Drive
Seaford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Seaford Meadows

122 Seaford Meadows Drive
Seaford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Meadowbridge Apartments

500 Findley Way, Unit 101
Seaford, Delaware
Call For Rent
2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Sussex County

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 Sussex County, Delaware

There are 67 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,217 affordable apartments for rent in Sussex County, Delaware.

Income Based Apartments in Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County features 1,435 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 Sussex County, Delaware

There are 1,782 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sussex County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sussex County, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sussex County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sussex County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sussex County, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,062.

2021 Sussex County, 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 $641 $732 $965 $1,306 $1,506
Payment Standard Range $577 to $705 $659 to $805 $869 to $1,062 $1,175 to $1,437 $1,355 to $1,657

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sussex County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 67
Total Low Income Apartments 3,217
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,435
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $53,751 ±$1,168
Median Rent $974 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.57% ± 2.65pp
Total Population 207,302

Population and Household Demographics

Sussex County is a county in Delaware with a population of 207,302. There are 81,183 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 22.41% of households in Sussex County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sussex County

The median gross income for households in Sussex County is $53,751 a year, or $4,479 a month. The median rent for the county is $974 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sussex County, a household making less than $3,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Sussex County.

Area Median Income In Sussex County

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.

In Sussex County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,900

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 Sussex County

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 Sussex County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,950 $18,200 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $37,950 $41,000 $44,050 $47,100 $50,100
80% of Median $42,500 $48,600 $54,650 $60,700 $65,600 $70,450 $75,300 $80,150

Cities In Sussex County

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City Served By
Bethany Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bethany Beach are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Bethel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bethel are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Blades The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Blades are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Bridgeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bridgeville are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Dagsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dagsboro are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Delmar The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Delmar are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Dewey Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dewey Beach are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Ellendale The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellendale are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Fenwick Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fenwick Island are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Frankford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Frankford are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Georgetown The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Georgetown are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Greenwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Greenwood are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Henlopen Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Henlopen Acres are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Laurel The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Laurel are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Lewes The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lewes are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Long Neck The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Long Neck are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Millsboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Millsboro are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Millville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Millville are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Milton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Milton are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Ocean View The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ocean View are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Rehoboth Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rehoboth Beach are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Seaford The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seaford are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Selbyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Selbyville are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
Slaughter Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Slaughter Beach are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.
South Bethany The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Bethany are the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 and Delaware State Housing Authority - Public Housing.