What is Workforce Housing?
Workforce Housing is housing that is affordable to the average working person. In many communities, the people who provide vital services – teachers, police officers, nurses, medical personnel, service workers, etc. – often cannot themselves afford to live there.

Workforce housing is designed for people who make up to 120% of area median income – $97,320 for a family of four*. Families who fall into this income category have found it difficult to purchase a home that is adequate for their needs.

* Published by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development for New Castle County, March 6, 2015.

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1. What is Workforce Housing?
2. What is the Workforce Housing Program?
3. How was the legislation on Workforce Housing developed?
4. Where can Workforce Housing communities be located?
5. Shouldn’t the free market best determine what housing gets built at what price?
6. How does the legislation encourage builders to participate?
7. Will workforce units look different than other homes in the neighborhood?
8. Can an eligible family buy one of the workforce units, then rent it out to someone else to make money?
9. Does the public still have the opportunity to comment on workforce housing projects?
10. Can a workforce housing project be approved in an area where the roads can’t handle it?