Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Wilmington, DE

Discover affordable housing in Wilmington where there are 126+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Farrand Village Apartments

16 Deville Circle, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

bed 1-3
payment $760-820/mo.
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accessibility Accessible

Birchwood at Rodney Court

1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

bed 1-2
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accessibility Accessible

Compton Townhouse Apartments

831 A Towne Ct, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 3-4
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Compton Apartments

650 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 1-2
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Clayton Courts

504 N DuPont St, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

bed Studio-3
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Buford Manlove Manor

408 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19804

bed 1
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accessibility Accessible

Ingleside Retirement Apartments

1005 N Franklin St, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

bed Studio-2
payment Subsidized

Terry Apartments

2400 North Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802

bed Studio-1
payment Subsidized

Compton Townhouses

650 N Walnut St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 2-4
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

River Commons Apartments

200 N Poplar St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 2-3
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accessibility Accessible

Mother Teresa House

829 N Church St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 1
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Monroe Terrace

1701 W 10th St, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

bed 2-3
payment Subsidized

Luther Towers I

1201 N Harrison St, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Village of St. John

2019 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19802

bed 1-2
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Birchwood Manlove Manor

325 A Manlove Place, Wilmington, Delaware 19804

bed 1
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

The Pearl Center

300 East 8th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed Studio-2
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accessibility Accessible

West Center Village

606 N Jefferson St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

bed 2-4
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payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

West Center Place

622 N Jefferson St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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accessibility Accessible

The Flats Phase lll

610 Bayard Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19805

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Flats Phase IV

610 Bayard Ave., Wilmington, Delaware 19805

bed 1-3
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real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Wilmington, Delaware

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Wilmington, Delaware
$32.90/hour
$19.65 (+148%) more than Delaware minimum wage and $25.65 (+354%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Wilmington, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs for Wilmington, Delaware.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Wilmington, Delaware.

Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wilmington.

How many renters live in Wilmington, Delaware?

The City of Wilmington has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 49.17 percent of the population living in Wilmington.

What is the rental market like in Wilmington, Delaware?

There are an estimated housing units in the Wilmington area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Wilmington, Delaware, there are 1.08 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Wilmington?

The rental vacancy rate in Wilmington is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Wilmington for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wilmington
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,741 5,852 4,795 4,687 127
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Wilmington

A large number of apartments in Wilmington have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Wilmington

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,303 to $2,422. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,303
One BR $1,451
Two BR $1,737
Three BR $2,100
Four BR $2,422
2024 Fair Market Rents in Wilmington, Delaware

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Wilmington?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,305 75 percent
One BR 4,637 79 percent
Two BR 3,001 63 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Wilmington, Delaware

How many affordable rental units are in Wilmington?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Wilmington, Delaware including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Wilmington, Delaware

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington features 3,595 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 Wilmington, Delaware

There are 2,332 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wilmington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilmington, Delaware

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wilmington landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wilmington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilmington, Delaware for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,563 and $1,911.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.