Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8 Vouchers) is a federally funded, locally administered rental assistance program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HCV is administered locally by the New Castle County Housing Authority (NCCHA).  NCCHA currently helps to house over 1,700 families throughout New Castle County, Delaware, except within the city limits of Wilmington and Newark, which are served by their own public housing authorities. 

You can find out more about the basics of the HCV Program here.

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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.


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