Public Housing (PH) - Kent/Sussex Counties

This program, offered in Kent and Sussex Counties, provides safe, decent affordable rental housing and access to supportive services for low-income families. A total of 518 units at ten Public Housing sites are owned and managed by the Delaware State Housing Authority.

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) will be closing its Waiting List for the Public Housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Housing Choice Voucher Programs as of FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022. Applications will be accepted up to the close of business (4:30 PM) on Friday, March 18, 2022. Any applications received either by email, fax or regular mail after the above date and time will be returned. The DSHA online application process will also be suspended as of the above date. Applications already on the DSHA Waiting List will continue to be processed.

Tenant Qualifications

  1. Participants must enroll (or be enrolled) in the Moving to Work (MTW) program.
  2. Participants pay 30-35% of their income for rent and utilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidizes the balance of the rent.
  3. Households whose gross incomes do not exceed 80% of the area median income may qualify for this program.
  4. Working families, elderly (62 or over) and the disabled receive preference.
  5. Applicants who reside in Kent or Sussex County have priority on the waiting list.

Related Documents
The following PDF shows available Housing Sites in the State of Delaware. (These sites are in Bridgeville, Dover, Harrington, Lewes, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, and Smyrna.)

Related Programs

DSHA Contacts
Would you like to participate in this program? Do you have questions about this program? Would you like to suggest an improvement to this Web page?
Please contact a DSHA representative:

  • Doris Hall, Director of Housing Management, at 302.739.7416
  • Public Information Office at 302.739.4263
  • Waiting List Office (Liberty Court) at 302.739.6940