Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

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.

New Annual Inspection Schedule

We are about half-way through transitioning from doing Annual HQS Inspections every 12 months, to performing them every 18 months to allow our Inspectors more time to focus on each unit and to handle other (Special, etc.) inspections. For the remainder of 2018, this means tenants' Annual Inspections will be 3-6 months later than in previous years. However, tenants will still receive a letter giving notice of their inspection at least 30 days ahead of the scheduled date!

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
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720 -or-

Current Base* PAYMENT STANDARDS for New Castle County:

(Effective as of January 1, 2018)

# of Bedrooms

Fair Market Rent
Payment Standard
One Bedroom
Two Bedroom
Three Bedroom
Four Bedroom
Five Bedroom

* Please note that, effective April 2018, new HUD regulations add some variability to the Payment Standard in some New Castle County zip codes.