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PARQ at the Square

1303 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, Delaware
Studio-3 BR

Lincoln Towers

1800 N DuPont St
Wilmington, Delaware
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1-2 BR

Farrand Village Apartments

16 Deville Circle
Wilmington, Delaware
1-3 BR

Birchwood at Rodney Court

1100 Pennsylvania Ave
Wilmington, Delaware
1-2 BR

Flats Phase I- Waiting list is CLOSED

525 N Union Street
Wilmington, Delaware
1-3 BR

Ingleside Retirement Apartments

1005 N Franklin St
Wilmington, Delaware
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Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Terry Apartments

2400 North Broom Street
Wilmington, Delaware
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Studio-1 BR
Rent Assisted

Compton Townhouse Apartments

831 A Towne Ct
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

The Pearl Center

300 East 8th Street
Wilmington, Delaware
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Village of St. John

2019 North Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware
Income Based
1-2 BR

There are 2,850 low-income apartments in Wilmington that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Wilmington, Delaware can range from $330 to $1,845 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 3,987 low-income homes in Wilmington where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $353 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 9th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Wilmington

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City Apartments
Newark, DE Affordable Housing programs support 19 apartment communities in Newark.
New Castle, DE Affordable Housing programs support 9 apartment communities in New Castle.
Middletown, DE Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Middletown.
Claymont, DE Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Claymont.
Brookside, DE Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Brookside.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Wilmington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Delaware Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Wilmington.

Wilmington, Delaware Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington features 3,987 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 2,850 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 $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 Wilmington, 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
Wilmington, Delaware Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Wilmington, Delaware Payment Standard Range $973 to $1,189 $1,096 to $1,340 $1,323 to $1,617 $1,610 to $1,968 $1,871 to $2,287

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wilmington, DE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 83
Total Low Income Apartments 6,907
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,987
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $40,465 ±$2,089
Median Rent $910 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.65% ± 2.98pp
Total Population 71,549

Population and Household Demographics

Wilmington is a city in New Castle County, Delaware with a population of 71,549. There are 28,881 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 53.85% of households in Wilmington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilmington

The median gross income for households in Wilmington is $40,465 a year, or $3,372 a month. The median rent for the city is $910 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilmington, a household making less than $3,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilmington.

Area Median Income In Wilmington

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 Wilmington, the AMI is calculated from all households within New Castle County.

In Wilmington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $105,400

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 Wilmington

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 Wilmington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wilmington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,150 $25,300 $28,450 $31,600 $34,150 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wilmington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150 $65,350 $69,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wilmington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,050 $67,450 $75,900 $84,300 $91,050 $97,800 $104,550 $111,300