Landlord Information

Prospective and Present HCV Landlords:

Please join us for our next Landlord Meeting on May 21, 2019, starting at 6 PM! The meeting will be in the Gilliam Multi-Purpose Conference Room at 67 Reads Way, New Castle. 

Landlord meetings present a chance for property owners to meet and talk to us and each other. And of course, at each meeting, we discuss various topics related to renting with the program and answer your specific questions regarding the details of participation in the program for property owners.

First Time Landlord

Free Landlord Information and Landlord Help:

Becoming a New Landlord

To Become a Section 8 Landlord, download and complete: Landlord Application and Request for Taxpayer Identification Number.
Once complete, mail the packet to:

Erin Coleman
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Department of Community Services
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720

The forms can also be emailed here, or faxed to: 302-395-5591.

Landlord Packet

Top Landlord Questions

  1. Are there any prohibited lease terms I should be aware of? (PDF)
  2. Are there any restrictions on who I can lease my rental to? (PDF)
  3. How do I request that my check be sent to a different address? (PDF)
  4. How much rent can be charged under the Section 8 Program? (PDF)
  5. I have sold or purchased property in which a Section 8 participant lives. What do I need to do?(PDF)
  6. I received a revised letter which indicates the tenants rent has changed. What occurred? (PDF)
  7. If a landlord does not receive a check when they expect one. What should they do? (PDF)
  8. Is it O.K. to allow the prospective tenant to move in before inspection, paperwork completed? (PDF)
  9. Should the landlord screen the family? (PDF)
  10. The tenant is responsible for the damages and the unit did not pass the inspection (PDF)
  11. What exactly is the Housing Authoritys role under the lease agreement with my tenant? (PDF)
  12. What happens after the first year? (PDF)
  13. What happens if I need more time to complete the required repairs? (PDF)
  14. What if the monthly check is received and the tenant vacates the unit middle of the month? (PDF)
  15. What is considered "other good cause?" (PDF)
  16. What is necessary for the Housing Authority to approve a rental unit? (PDF)
  17. What is the process for requesting a rent adjustment? (PDF)
  18. What should a landlord do if he or she wants to terminate a Section 8 tenancy? (PDF)
  19. When does the Housing Authority begin to make rental payments? (PDF)
  20. Why does the Housing Auth require a tax id or social security # to issue section 8 payments? (PDF)

Utility Payment Schedule

Direct Deposit

Please be advised that effective June 1, 2013, all future HAP and utility payments to landlords and tenants will be mailed by the 5th business day of each month. You can now set-up direct deposit, just submit the Direct Deposit Form below (with a voided check) to:

Department of Community Services
Section 8
77 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720

Form & Information