Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program


Program participants (both clients and landlords), as well as the public, are invited to review the proposed "Administrative Plan." This document - used by all Housing Authorities - outlines specifically how NCCHA interprets and operates the HCV Program within its jurisdiction, as well as local . This plan has not been adopted, and comments and questions regarding its wording or implementation may be sent to us by email.

We are now performing Annual Re-Certifications by Mail! 

Clients will receive their Re-Cert Packet in the mail and must either return it, completed and signed, or request a time for an office appointment.

Clients: Report Changes As Soon As Possible! 

In order for changes to Rent to take effect the following month, you must report any changes in employment/income or household composition by the 15th of the month. Examples:

  • If a decrease change is received on July 8, the change in tenant payment will be for August 1.
  • If the change is not received until July 16, the change in tenant payment will be effective September 1.


New Castle County Housing Authority is currently absorbing incoming ports. If you are porting to New Castle County Housing Authority, have your current housing authority send your paperwork to:

New Castle County Housing Authority
ATTN: Jacqueline Pizarro
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720 

Or email: portability@newcastlede.gov.

Current Base* Payment Standards for NCC:

(Effective as of January 1, 2019)

# of Bedrooms
Payment Standard
One Bedroom$953
Two Bedroom$1153
Three Bedroom$1445
Four Bedroom$1627

* Please note that recent HUD regulations add some variability to the Payment Standard in some New Castle County zip codes, where the Standard may be higher.

Nov 2018 Updated HAs and Emails