What is the Workforce Housing Program?
The Workforce Housing Program is an initiative designed to offer an opportunity to average working people to purchase or rent affordable housing units within New Castle County. It is a series of requirements and incentives for developers who include at least 20% workforce housing in a subdivision. This initiative does not use Federal, State or County funding to accomplish the goal of providing workforce housing. Those developers who choose to participate must also make a financial contribution to the Housing Trust Fund – a fund which provides resources to households for affordable housing.

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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?