Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers - Kent/Sussex Counties


DSHA offers a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for DSHA-approved private rental residency. This program, offered in Kent and Sussex Counties, offers housing subsidies to eligible low-income individuals and families to rent existing, privately-owned dwelling units from participating landlords. The Delaware State Housing Authority administers 902 vouchers.

How To Apply

  1. Make sure you (the tenant) meet all tenant requirements.
  2. Call a DSHA Contact to begin the application process.
  3. You may download an application DSHA Public Housing / Section 8 Application
  4. or you can use Delaware State Housing Authority's Online Application process for assisted rental housing.

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.

A list of units and Landlord contact information can be found at http://www.delawarehousingsearch.org or call 1-877-428-8844.


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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:

  • Christopher Whaley, Director of Housing Management, at 302.739.7419
  • Public Information Office at 302.739.4263
  • Waiting List Office (Liberty Court) at 302.739
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