The Basics of Who We Are
The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) is the largest direct provider of affordable housing opportunities in the State of Delaware, managing nearly 2000 units of public, tax credit and market rate housing and administering nearly 1900 housing choice vouchers in a variety of programs. Our programs serve over 7000 low to moderate income residents of the City of Wilmington. Directly funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, WHA's combined operating, capital and voucher program budgets exceed $30 million annually.
Changing Perceptions of Public Housing
Over the past 10 years the WHA has worked diligently to change the perception of public housing as "the housing of last resort" for low income residents. Through increased accountability at the agency, development of innovative projects, implementing effective housing practices and greater community involvement, WHA has "raised the bar" on what public housing is expected to be. 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.