Community Development and Housing


The mission of the Community Development and Housing Division, is to administer housing and community development programs for residents of New Castle County. The department provides a wide spectrum of community development services within the confines of the county, outside the metropolitan areas of Wilmington and Newark.



1/19/22: All US Households are Eligible for Four (4) free Rapid Covid-19 Test Kits, which can be ordered at

Some families living in apartments or other multi-family dwellings may encounter problems due to a bug. Affected households can file a service inquiry through the post office to resolve the issue and order their test kits.

7/31/21: the nationwide eviction moratorium ended. Residents who owe back rent or mortgage, are facing eviction, or are in need of other  housing-related assistance are encouraged to utilize the resources below:

Foreclosure Information

Use the following resources if you are facing the possibility of foreclosure:

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