Affordable Housing In Delaware
Delaware County, Ohio

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Delaware

Riverside Landing at Delaware Place

351 South Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH
$613-893
1-2 BR
55+

Georgetown Senior Apartments

100 Georgetown Drive
Delaware, OH
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

St Michaels Community

35 Lexington Blvd
Delaware, OH
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Delaware Creative Housing I

304 S Henry St
Delaware, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Sunnyview Square

69 Rock Creek Dr
Delaware, OH
Subsidized

London Town Apartments

300 Chelsea St
Delaware, OH
Subsidized

Sunrise Dwellings II

31 Ross St
Delaware, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Muirwood Village

74 - A Muirwood Village Drive
Delaware, OH
HCV Welcome

Delaware Village

675 Fern Dr
Delaware, OH
Subsidized

Oakhurst Place

2178 Bruce Rd
Delaware, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 734 affordable apartments for rent in Delaware. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 299 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Delaware, HUD housing programs support 196 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 372 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Delaware

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Delaware, Ohio

Delaware, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 734
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 299
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Total Population 36,794
Housing Units 13,929
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $54,367 ±$3,486
Median Rent $842 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.77% ± 5.59pp

Population and Household Demographics

Delaware is a City in Delaware County, Ohio with a population of 36,794. There are 13,929 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 37.5% of households in Delaware are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delaware

The median gross income for households in Delaware is $54,367 a year, or $4,531 a month. The median rent for the city is $842 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delaware, a household making less than $2,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Delaware.1

Area Median Income In Delaware

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 Delaware, the AMI is calculated from all households within Delaware County.

In Delaware, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Delaware

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 Delaware HUD Rental Assistance in Delaware

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Delaware

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2011, 6 low income apartment communities containing 374 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Delaware by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Delaware

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Delaware is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Delaware

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424