Affordable Housing In Sussex County
Delaware

Affordable Housing programs support 1,435 income based apartments in Sussex County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,782 affordable apartments in Sussex County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Sussex County, Delaware

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Sussex County. Go to the Delaware Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Sussex County.

Market Street Apartments

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

The Villas II at Delmar Crossing

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

Hollybrook Farms

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

Jefferson Apartments

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

Millsboro Village Apartments I

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

Delmar Crossing Apartments

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

Elizabeth Cornish Landing

10 Elizabeth Cornish Landing
Bridgeville, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Brandywine Apartments

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

Greenside Manor

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

Seaford Meadows

122 Seaford Meadows Drive
Seaford, Delaware
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing In Sussex County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Sussex County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Blades, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Blades.
Affordable Housing In Bridgeville, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Bridgeville.
Affordable Housing In Delmar, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Delmar.
Affordable Housing In Georgetown, DE Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Georgetown.
Affordable Housing In Greenwood, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Greenwood.
Affordable Housing In Laurel, DE Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Laurel.
Affordable Housing In Lewes, DE Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Lewes.
Affordable Housing In Millsboro, DE Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Millsboro.
Affordable Housing In Milton, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Milton.
Affordable Housing In Rehoboth Beach, DE Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Rehoboth Beach.
Affordable Housing In Seaford, DE Affordable Housing programs support 13 apartment communities in Seaford.
Affordable Housing In Selbyville, DE Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Selbyville.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sussex County, 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
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
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sussex County.

Sussex County, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

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 $995 and $1,217.

2023 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
Sussex County, Delaware Fair Market Rent $744 $840 $1,106 $1,443 $1,758
Sussex County, Delaware Payment Standard Range $670 to $818 $756 to $924 $995 to $1,217 $1,299 to $1,587 $1,582 to $1,934

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sussex County, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 3,253
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 $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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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 Sussex County 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