Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office

This housing agency serves Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware.

Waiting List
Closed: Kent and Sussex County, Delaware Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Other Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Kent and Sussex County, Delaware Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The DSHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of May 1, 2018, until March 18, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: Program participants, except the elderly or disabled, must also be enrolled in the Moving to Work (MTW) program.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the DSHA to request an application by mail.
  3. Pick up an application at the DSHA waiting list office..
  4. Print the paper application.

Once the paper application was completed, it was either emailed, mailed or faxed to the DSHA. Any applications received after March 18, 2022 will be returned.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Kent or Sussex County.
  • Working more than 20 hours per week. 
  • Veteran.
  • Head of household and spouse/co-head have never participated in the Moving to Work Program.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences. 

For more information, the DSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DSHA on March 9, 2022.

Closed: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Other Waiting List

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) waiting list for Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) apartments is closed.

The DSHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of March 9, 2022, until March 18, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Once the paper application was completed, it was emailed, mailed or faxed to the DSHA. Any applications received after March 18, 2022 will be returned.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, the DSHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DSHA on March 8, 2022.

About The Agency

Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office provides affordable housing for up to 1,132 low- and moderate-income households through its public housing programs.

18 The Green, Dover, DE

Visit Website(302) 739-4263

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office?

Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office serves 714 low-income households. The agency manages 1,275 Housing Choice Vouchers and 0 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 69 percent of households served by Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 94 percent of Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office households.

How many Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office residents are employed?

Working adults head 164 households and make up 23 percent of households served by Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office?

There are 578 female-headed renter households living in Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office housing. Households headed by females are 81% of those served by the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office renters?

Black 471
White 214
Hispanic 21

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office?

There are 214 households headed by seniors served by the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office. Senior households are 30% of households in Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office housing?

There are 214 persons with disabilities living in Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 30% of households served by the Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office.

How often does Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office open new waiting lists?

Delaware State Housing Authority - Section 8 Office’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on May 1, 2018 and closed on March 18, 2022.