Community Development and Housing

Mission

The mission of the Community Development and Housing Division, is to administer housing and community development programs for residents of New Castle County. The department provides a wide spectrum of community development services within the confines of the county, outside the metropolitan areas of Wilmington and Newark.

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1/19/22: All US Households are Eligible for Four (4) free Rapid Covid-19 Test Kits, which can be ordered at COVIDtests.gov

Some families living in apartments or other multi-family dwellings may encounter problems due to a bug. Affected households can file a service inquiry through the post office to resolve the issue and order their test kits.


7/31/21: the nationwide eviction moratorium ended. Residents who owe back rent or mortgage, are facing eviction, or are in need of other  housing-related assistance are encouraged to utilize the resources below:

  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can offer help with past due rent, security deposits, moving aid and more. You can learn more about the ERAP program here.  
  • This Step-by-Step Guide for People at Risk of Evictionput together by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.  

Foreclosure Information

Use the following resources if you are facing the possibility of foreclosure:

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