Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

Announcement: the HCV Program Waiting List Lottery IS NOW CLOSED. For further information, please visit the Waiting List Page. 


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 at housingchoicevoucher@nccde.org.

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
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$1047$953
Two Bedroom$1266$1153
Three Bedroom$1578$1445
Four Bedroom$1787$1627
Five Bedroom$2056$1871

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

Nov 2018 Updated HAs and Emails