Affordable Housing In Delaware County
Pennsylvania

77 Low Income Apartment Communities In Delaware County

Jefferis Square Apartments

1133 Hyatt Street
Chester, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Alician Senior Apartments

140 Hampden Road Upper Darby
Upper Darby, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Chester Apartments

1225 W 9th St
Chester, PA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Park View at Naamans Creek

808 Conchester Hwy
Upper Chichester, PA
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Birchwood at Pentecostal Square

325 Pusey St
Chester, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Birchwood at Concord

1112 Smithbridge Rd
Concord Township, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Darby Townhouses

1011 Burton Ave
Sharon Hill, PA
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Subsidized

Woodlayne Court

149 Wilson Street
Middletown, PA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Springwood Glen Apartments

1901 Georgetown Road
Middletown, PA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Grace Court

550 S Lansdowne Ave
Yeadon, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Delaware County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Delaware County

Housing Authority Programs
Chester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 77 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,559 affordable apartments for rent in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Delaware County features 2,814 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,745 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Delaware County.

Delaware County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 77
Total Low Income Apartments 4,559
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,814
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.1

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 $90,100

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 Delaware County HUD Rental Assistance in Delaware County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
80% of Median $50,500 $57,700 $64,900 $72,100 $77,900 $83,650 $89,450 $95,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Delaware County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 61 low income apartment communities containing 1,504 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Delaware County 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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500
60% of Median $37,860 $43,260 $48,660 $54,060 $58,440 $62,760 $67,080 $71,400

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 County is $48,660 a year, or $4,055 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,055 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,217 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% $789 $845 $1,014 $1,172 $1,308 $1,443
60% $947 $1,014 $1,217 $1,406 $1,569 $1,731
Fair Market Rents in Delaware County

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$864 $1,013 $1,226 $1,528 $1,754

Cities In Delaware County

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City Listings Served By
Chester 38 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester is the Chester Housing Authority.
Darby 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darby is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Boothwyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boothwyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Sharon Hill 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sharon Hill is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Darby 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Darby is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Glenolden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenolden is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Brookhaven 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookhaven is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Aston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aston is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upland Borough 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upland Borough is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Yeadon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yeadon is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ardmore 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ardmore is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Chichester 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Chichester is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Woodlyn 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodlyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Collingdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Collingdale is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Clifton Heights 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clifton Heights is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upland 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upland is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chester Township 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Darby Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darby Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Radnor Township 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Radnor Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chesterfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterfield is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Daleville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Daleville is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Gaston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gaston is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Selma 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Selma is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Aldan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aldan is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Astonship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Astonship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Bethel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bethel is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Broomall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Broomall is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chadds Ford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chadds Ford is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chestership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chestership is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Chester Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chester Heights is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Colwyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colwyn is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Concord Township 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concord Township is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Darbyship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Darbyship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Drexel Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drexel Hill is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
East Lansdowne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Lansdowne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Eddystone 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddystone is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Edgmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgmont is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Folcroft 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folcroft is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Folsom 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Folsom is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Haverford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverford is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Haverford College 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haverford College is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lansdowne 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lansdowne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lima 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lima is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Linwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linwood is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Lower Chichester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lower Chichester is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Marcus Hook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marcus Hook is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Marple 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marple is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Media 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Media is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Middletown 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middletown is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Millbourne 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millbourne is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Morton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morton is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Nether Providence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nether Providence is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Newtown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newtown is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Norwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norwood is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Parkside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkside is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Prospect Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prospect Park is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Radnor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Radnor is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ridley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridley is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Ridley Park 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridley Park is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Rose Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Valley is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Rutledge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rutledge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Swarthmore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swarthmore is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Thornbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thornbury is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Tinicum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tinicum is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Trainer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trainer is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Chichestership 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Chichestership is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Darbyship 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Darbyship is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Upper Providence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Upper Providence is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Village Green Green Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village Green Green Ridge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.
Village Green-Green Ridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Village Green-Green Ridge is the Delaware County Housing Authority.