Workforce Housing Program

Workforce Housing

Program Information

The Workforce Housing Program is an initiative designed to provide an opportunity for middle income households to purchase or rent affordable new construction housing units in New Castle County.  This initiative does not use federal, state, or county funding to accomplish the goal of affordable housing for county residents.


There are deed restrictions and a buyer’s agreement that impose restrictions on the home in order to ensure continued affordability during the affordability term. Those restrictions and agreements include but are not limited to:

  • Authorizing annual monitoring for compliance 
  • Defining default conditions and legal remedies to cure defaults
  • Limit future sale prices of the home during affordability period
  • Limit future sales to eligible qualified buyers during affordability period  
  • Restrict refinancing of the home during affordability period  
  • Restrict the use of the home to owner occupancy during affordability period
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