Through the support of the City of Wilmington, the State of Delaware and HUD, we have eliminated many of our distressed properties and successfully developed award winning communities in their place. We have also invested millions in the rehabilitation of our existing public housing units, ensuring that they meet today's standards. From the construction of the Village of East Lake to the restoration and rehabilitation of Crestview Apartments the WHA has successfully helped change the face of Wilmington, and improve the lives of thousands of residents in our various communities.
The Park View Apartments
1800 North Broom Street
Features include: 24-hour security surveillance system and key card access, air conditioning, hardwired smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, community room with large screen TV and kitchen facilities. There are laundry facilities on each floor, off-street parking, emergency call systems, and a security/fire system. All units are fully handicapped accessible. Two private physicians lease space and provide medical services at The Park View to both residents and the public.
Village of Eastlake
Delaware’s Award Winning HOPE VI PROJECT
Features include: Newly created through streets, central air conditioning, two and one-half baths, master bedroom suite with picture window, front porches, garages, storage sheds, custom kitchens, Energy Star appliances, security patrols, semi-detached, detached and row houses, handicapped accessible units, resident and homeowners’ associations.
The Village of Eastlake was awarded the prestigious Readers Choice Award from Affordable Housing Finance Magazine as the "Best Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in the United States for 2006-2007".
Asbury Gardens Apartments
201 Poplar Street
1802 West Street
Thirteen units make up this beautifully updated complex, which includes ten efficiency and three one-bedroom units. Tucked away in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Wilmington, the facility will undergo upgrades to the hallways and common areas in the near future.
Features include: New boiler system, new fresh air handler, repaved parking lot, new stockade wooden fencing, new windows, kitchen upgrades, new appliances, new roof, 24-hour video camera security system, hardwired smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, new glass enclosed entrance, and exterior façade renovation.
30, 32 and 34 West 31st Street
Features include: Key card access, hardwired smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, thermo-pane windows, new exterior doors, exterior lighting, air handler, air conditioning sleeves, new heat pumps, exterior security fencing and landscaping. A private day care service provider leases space at Evans House and provides services to both WHA residents and the public.
309 W. 18th Street
Features include: 24-hour surveillance system and key card access, hardwired smoke detectors, individually controlled heating and A/C, on-site computer lab and library, on-site laundry facilities, community room with big-screen TV and pool table, upgraded kitchens, resident 501(c) 3 organization.
4th and Madison Streets
Heald Street Properties
2nd and Heald Street
The Heald Street Townhouses were the first newly constructed scattered sites public housing in Wilmington’s history. The six unit townhouse project replaced 11 dilapidated units on North Heald Street and complimented other new units built in the area.
Features include: 24 foot wide, semi-detached units, three-bedrooms, 1.5 baths, laundry rooms, extra large eat-in kitchens, computer nooks, large bay windows, rear decks with storage sheds, central air, washer and dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, garbage disposal, and high efficiency appliances. Units are part of WHA’s Section 32 Homeownership Program and available for purchase by income eligible families. WHA offers a myriad of self-sufficiency programs to residents living at Heald Street including homeownership counseling and preparation. As a result of the Heald Street development effort, WHA reduced neighborhood density from eleven to six units – a reduction of 45%.
28th and Market Street
When the housing sales market collapsed in 2006, WHA was able to acquire high quality, newly constructed units on the private market to improve our housing stock. Five properties were purchased and are now part of the WHA Section 32 Homeownership Program. Additionally, in 2009, the City of Wilmington developed a community of semi-custom three and four bedroom townhouses of outstanding quality and value at the former Prestwyck Apartments site. The WHA, in cooperation with the City’s Department of Real Estate and Housing, financed the construction of one of the Prestwyck Townhouses that today is occupied by a WHA resident seeking to realize the dream of homeownership.
Features include: Brick and stucco exterior, one-car garage, master bedroom suite with private bathroom, walkout basement with finished family room, spacious kitchen, computer nook, 3rd floor stackable laundry equipment, central air and forced air heating system, wall to wall carpeting, Energy Star efficient appliances, ADT security system with two year monitoring service.
2700 N. Market Street
Features include: Emergency backup generators and lighting, full sprinkler system in apartments and common areas, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, “green” roofing system, new library, upgraded community room, exterior façade restoration, low-flow toilets and showers, security cameras on all floors, and fully landscaped grounds.
320 E. 5th Street
Features include: New windows, new boiler, security camera and surveillance system, key card access, air conditioning, hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, outdoor picnic area, community room with big-screen TV, pool table, library and kitchen.
Riverside Family Development
Located in Northeast Wilmington
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided grant funds for rehabilitation of 58 long term vacant units. WHA demolished 146 obsolete units in 2010 in preparation for redevelopment. Another 88 obsolete units will be demolished in 2013. Riverside was selected as a “Delaware Blue Print Community” by the Federal Home Loan Bank. Extensive planning and partnering is ongoing with a variety of neighborhood stakeholders. Riverside is a planned submittal for a Choice Neighborhoods award.
Features include: Hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, high efficiency 16 SEER heaters, tankless hot water heaters, Energy Star insulated glass windows, exterior step and sidewalk replacement, new kitchens, bath and shower upgrades, water saving toilets, showers and faucets.
Located in Southeast Wilmington
Features include: Upgrades to interior insulation, new heating and cooling systems, tankless hot water heaters, new appliances, new roofs, stucco front renovations, building exteriors cleaned and pointed, porch brackets and roofs cornices restored, central air conditioning, new kitchens, low-flow toilets and showers.
Eastlake Court Townhouses
Located on Northeast Blvd. at 22nd and Heald Streets
Features include: Three-bedrooms and 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchens with Energy Star appliances, off street parking, low flow toilets and tankless water heaters, double insulated windows and bio-based soy insulation, high efficiency heating, lighting, and air conditioning, front and back yard storage units, built-in computer desk, wall to wall carpeting, hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire and sprinkler systems, private cul-de-sac, fully landscaped.
325 E. 5th Street
Features include: 1 and 2 bedroom units, security cameras on all floors, community room with large screen television and pool table, security guard monitored entrances, air conditioning, off street parking.
2800 Tatnall Street
The $2.5 million renovation includes a central pavilion linking two previously separate buildings into an integrated complex. The facility has 23 three-bedroom units and one fully handicapped accessible two-bedroom unit. Kennedy is WHA’s first “non smoking” facility.
Features include: Central air, Energy Star appliances, 24 hour security, 30 security cameras, key card access, full sprinkler systems in apartments and common areas, new windows, and on-site laundry room. A new A-frame roofing system with exterior renovations and lighting complete the transformation.
1625 Gilpin Avenue – Trolley Square
In 2011 WHA broke ground for the new Lincoln Towers, a state-of-the-art 88 unit affordable housing community for seniors. The facility replaces the former Lincoln Towers that was demolished by WHA in late 2010. A joint venture with the City of Wilmington will also create a new state-of-the-art neighborhood fire station operated by Wilmington’s Fire Department. The building design incorporates high energy efficiency systems and materials, making it one of the premier “green” buildings in the City of Wilmington.
Features include: The latest in Energy Star efficiency materials and systems, an underground parking garage, restored Conaty Park, unique floor plans and a new Fire Station Number 5.
The Wilmington Housing Authority manages over 300 “Scattered Site” units throughout the City. Most of these units are single-family residences, which provide a variety of housing choices in almost every neighborhood in the City for low-income residents. WHA has invested heavily in these properties, bringing more than 100 vacant units back on line, upgrading occupied units with new porches, roofs, windows doors, kitchens, bathrooms and appliance replacements. Together with our partners, especially the City of Wilmington’s Department of Real Estate and Housing, more than 40 formerly vacant WHA properties have been converted to homeownership opportunities.
Features include: A variety of housing choices, unit sizes and amenities depending on neighborhood.