Affordable Housing In Delaware County
Pennsylvania

80 Low Income Apartment Communities In Delaware County

Wellington Ridge

3000 West 13th Street
Chester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Jefferis Square Apartments

1133 Hyatt Street
Chester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Chester Apartments

1225 W 9th St
Chester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Atkinson Place

7100 Sansom St
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Minimum Income Requirement
62+

Springwood Glen Apartments

1901 Georgetown Rd
Middletown, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Park View at Naamans Creek

808 Conchester Hwy
Upper Chichester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Birchwood at Pentecostal Square

325 Pusey St
Chester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Alician Senior Apartments

140 Hampden Road Upper Darby
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Grace Court

550 S Lansdowne Ave
Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Essex House

320 Market St
Middletown, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Housing Authority Programs
Delaware County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

There are 80 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,641 affordable apartments for rent in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Delaware County features 3,031 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 Delaware County, Pennsylvania

There are 1,566 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Delaware County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Delaware County landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Delaware County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,323 and $1,617.

2023 Delaware County, Pennsylvania 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
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Fair Market Rent $1,081 $1,218 $1,470 $1,789 $2,079
Delaware County, Pennsylvania 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Delaware County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 80
Total Low Income Apartments 4,641
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,031
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $65,123 ±$953
Median Rent $983 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.4% ± 1.55pp
Total Population 561,683

Population and Household Demographics

Delaware County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 561,683. There are 203,817 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 30.06% of households in Delaware County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Delaware County

The median gross income for households in Delaware County is $65,123 a year, or $5,427 a month. The median rent for the county is $983 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Delaware County, a household making less than $3,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Delaware County.

Area Median Income In Delaware 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 Delaware County, 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 Delaware 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 Delaware County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Delaware County 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 Delaware County 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 Delaware County 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

Cities In Delaware County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Aldan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aldan is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ardmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardmore is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Aston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aston is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Astonship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Astonship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Bethel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Boothwyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothwyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Brookhaven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookhaven is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Broomall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Broomall is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chadds Ford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chadds Ford is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chester are the Chester Housing Authority and Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chester Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester Heights is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chester Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chesterfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterfield is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chestership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestership is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Clifton Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton Heights is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Collingdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collingdale is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Colwyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colwyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Concord Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Daleville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Daleville is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Darby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darby is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Darby Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darby Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Darbyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darbyship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Drexel Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drexel Hill is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
East Lansdowne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lansdowne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Eddystone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddystone is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Edgmont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgmont is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Folcroft The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folcroft is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Folsom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folsom is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Gaston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gaston is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Glenolden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenolden is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Haverford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverford is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Haverford College The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverford College is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lansdowne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lansdowne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lima The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lima is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Linwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linwood is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lower Chichester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Chichester is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Marcus Hook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marcus Hook is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Marple The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marple is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Media The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Media is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Middletown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Millbourne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millbourne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Morton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morton is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Nether Providence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nether Providence is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Newtown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtown is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Norwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwood is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Parkside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkside is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Prospect Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prospect Park is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Radnor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Radnor is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Radnor Township The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Radnor Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ridley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridley is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ridley Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridley Park is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Rose Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Valley is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Rutledge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rutledge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Selma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Selma is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Sharon Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon Hill is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Springfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Swarthmore The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swarthmore is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Thornbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornbury is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Tinicum The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tinicum is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Trainer The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trainer is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upland is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upland Borough The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upland Borough is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Chichester The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Chichester is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Chichestership The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Chichestership is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Darby The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Darby is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Darbyship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Darbyship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Providence The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Providence is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Village Green Green Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village Green Green Ridge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Village Green-Green Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village Green-Green Ridge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Woodlyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Yeadon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yeadon is the Delaware County Housing Authority.