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Welcome to the Wilmington Housing Authority

As the largest direct provider of affordable housing opportunities in the State of Delaware, we’re committed to providing, developing, and managing safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income families in the city of Wilmington.

WHA board chair James Spadola statement on suspension
of executive director John Hill

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – UPDATED 3/27/2020

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The Wilmington Housing Authority has made the decision to withdraw from the competition for HUD’s “Move to Work” or “MTW” designation at this time.  Because of the difficulties posed by the pandemic, it is not possible to inform and engage our residents as thoroughly as we had planned.   

WHA believes there are some significant benefits to participating in MTW but we believe that full and complete resident participation is essential before such a significant commitment can be made.  If, as we all hope, a safe vaccine makes it safe for us to engage in authentic resident consultation, we reserve the right to start this process over. 

Thank you.

 Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Fact Sheets

What Is RAD? The Rental Assistance Demonstration is a program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to preserve affordable housing. Public housing across the country needs more than $26 billion in repairs and many public housing agencies (PHAs) do not have enough money to keep units in good condition. RAD provides PHAs a way to stabilize, rehabilitate, or replace properties. 

This series of fact sheets is intended to help residents of public housing learn about RAD.

Updated Board Minutes (July 2019 – January 2020)

Section 8 LandLord Information

Connect with McCright, HQS inspection partner here

Connect to the Landlord Portal here

Press Release: Wilmington Housing Authority Responds To News Journal Inquiry On Mold Complaint in Southbridge

Wilmington Housing Authority can confirm that one of its residents in the Southbridge Neighborhood has informed the WHA that she has experienced upper respiratory issues that she attributes to mold sensitivity.

 (Wilmington, DE – November 14, 2019) – The Wilmington Housing Authority today responded to a News Journal inquiry on a mold complaint in the neighborhood of Southbridge.  The WHA can confirm that they have been in contact with one of the residents, who has informed the agency of her upper respiratory issues believed to be attributed to mold sensitivity.  The WHA takes all resident work order complaints seriously and holds the health and safety of its residents in high regard.

 Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Fact Sheets

What Is RAD? The Rental Assistance Demonstration is a program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to preserve affordable housing. Public housing across the country needs more than $26 billion in repairs and many public housing agencies (PHAs) do not have enough money to keep units in good condition. RAD provides PHAs a way to stabilize, rehabilitate, or replace properties. 

This series of fact sheets is intended to help residents of public housing learn about RAD.

Press Release: Wilmington Housing Authority Responds To News Journal Inquiry On Mold Complaint in Southbridge

Wilmington Housing Authority can confirm that one of its residents in the Southbridge Neighborhood has informed the WHA that she has experienced upper respiratory issues that she attributes to mold sensitivity.

 (Wilmington, DE – November 14, 2019) – The Wilmington Housing Authority today responded to a News Journal inquiry on a mold complaint in the neighborhood of Southbridge.  The WHA can confirm that they have been in contact with one of the residents, who has informed the agency of her upper respiratory issues believed to be attributed to mold sensitivity.  The WHA takes all resident work order complaints seriously and holds the health and safety of its residents in high regard.

Public Notice: Homeless Initiative
and Reoffender Re-entry Program

The Wilmington Housing Authority intends to implement a Homelessness Initiative and an Offender Re-Entry Program to assist in eradicating homelessness in the City of Wilmington. The Wilmington Housing Authority is required to amend the 2019 Annual Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy to include housing preferences for homeless Low Income Housing applicants and offender re-entry applicants.  

Public Notice: Occupancy Policy

We are changing our Low-Income Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy click below for the current policy and to  see the proposed changes. 

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