New Castle County Housing Authority
77 Read's Way
New Castle, New Castle County, DE


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List was last opened for one day on February 24, 2015. Applications were only accepted via phone call to the HA office.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The New Castle County Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,825 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, New Castle County Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

New Castle County Housing Authority is among the 33% of Delaware housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, New Castle County Housing Authority scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 78 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Delaware is 70.10.

New Castle County Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Delaware housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for New Castle County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/11/12 Plan
2011 6/20/11 Plan
2010 7/13/10 Plan
2009 7/6/09 Plan
2008 5/9/08 Plan
2007 5/25/07 Plan
2006 5/30/06 Plan
2005 5/26/05 Plan
2004 6/10/04 Plan
2003 6/13/03 Plan
2002 5/16/02 Plan
2001 6/27/01 Plan
2000 7/3/00 Plan


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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