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.


On July 31, 2021, the nationwide eviction moratorium will end. 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:

  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can offer help with past due rent, security deposits, moving aid and more. You can learn more about the ERAP program here.  
  • This Step-by-Step Guide for People at Risk of Evictionput together by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.  

Foreclosure Information

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

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