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New Castle County Housing Authority

77 Read's Way
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware 19720

New Castle County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

New Castle County Housing Authority serves New Castle County but does not serve Newark and Wilmington.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
New Castle County, Delaware Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other New Castle County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

New Castle County Housing Authority Website: https://www.nccde.org/467/Housing-Choice-Voucher-HCV-Program.

New Castle County Housing Authority Phone: (302) 395-5600.

Closed: New Castle County, Delaware Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New Castle County Housing Authority (NCCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in December, 2018; and before that for one day in February, 2015, and in 2009. 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.

There were no preferences.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the NCCHA website here, call the office at (302) 395-5600, or llamar para información en Español al (302) 395-5570.

Last Updated on 02/02/2019.

About New Castle County Housing Authority

More information about New Castle County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.nccde.org/467/Housing-Choice-Voucher-HCV-Program.

Representatives of New Castle County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (302) 395-5600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of October 1st, 2020, it is not known if New Castle County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 03/26/2019, New Castle County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the NCCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.


About the New Castle County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New Castle County Housing Authority manages 1,685 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,584 37 12 41 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $702 $548 $940 $774 $504
Monthly Cost $1,112,352 $20,294 $11,276 $31,732 $5,549

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New Castle County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 304 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,286 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New Castle County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by New Castle County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $862. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $166.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.