New Castle County's Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently CLOSED.
In January 2019, five hundred applicants were selected through a random lottery for inclusion on the Waiting List for Housing Choice Vouchers. In December 2019, several thousand more households that had applied in January were brought onto the list (see below for further info). It is expected to take several years to find housing for everyone currently on the Waiting List. Therefore NCCHA is not able to accept any applications at this time.
Prospective applicants should not call our office with other requests or inquiries at this time. For immediate housing assistance, please see the links at the bottom of this page. There are also links to other local Public Housing Authorities on our Voucher Portability page.
December 2019 Email Errors and Waiting List Expansion
December 2, 2019
To Everyone Who Applied to the NCCHA Waiting List in December 2018/January 2019:
The New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) understands and shares in your confusion, frustration and anger over the emails that were sent to you last week regarding your status on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.
Please find attached an explanation provided by the County’s software vendor, Yardi, to help you understand what occurred. New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) has been assured protocols are in place to ensure this will not happen again.
The New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program has made the decision to place you on the New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list. No waiting list numbers have been established. When your name reaches the top of the list, you will be contacted by postal mail for an interview.
To be clear, you are now on the New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.
You MUST keep your mailing address AND email address current with our agency while on the New Castle County’s House Choice Voucher Program waiting list. Failure to do so could eliminate you from participation. No other changes are necessary to report while on the waiting list.
If you have a change in mailing address or email address please EMAIL the change to Erin Coleman at: Erin.Wisher-Coleman@newcastlede.gov . All changes must be in writing. No phone calls to change mailing or email addresses will be accepted. Our front office will accept hand delivered changes at 77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720. The lobby is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
New Castle County Housing Choice Voucher Program
If you are in need of housing, please check with the following resources:
- Delaware211.org, also reachable by phone at 800-560-3372,
- Housing Alliance Delaware, and their new hotline: 833-FIND-BED (emergency housing),
- Delaware State Housing Authority's Housing Services Directory,
- The Havre de Grace (Maryland) PHA, which has limited public housing available,
- Other Currently-Open HCV Waiting Lists, at AffordableHousingOnline.com, and
- Listings on Delaware Housing Search.