Poverty and Housing

Low Income Housing Needs

The most recent Congressional District Housing Profile issued by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reveals that renter households make up 27% of all Delaware households

Severe Cost Burden

Of the 94,032 renter households in Delaware, 26,701 are severely cost-burdened, spending more than 50% of their income for housing. 

Of the severely cost-burdened renter households:

  • 94% (25,081) have very low incomes, below 50% of area median income (AMI)
  • 68% (18,063) have extremely low incomes, below 30% of area median income (AMI)

Extremely Low-Income

There are 23,577 extremely low-income renter households in Delaware.

  • 77% (18,063) of extremely low-income households are severely cost-burdened.
  • For every 100 extremely low-income households (those at or below 30% of the area median income), there are only 40 units affordable and available