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Public Housing

WPD and WHA differ on how much crime has decreased in public housing

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videoWe received two news releases this afternoon highlighting how much crime has gone down over the last six months in Wilmington's public housing. In the first, the Wilmington Housing Authority said it was down 74%. But then the Wilmington Police Department quickly sent a follow-up news release saying it was down 51%. Full story...
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City Council denies rezoning for Pine Valley public housing

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Wilmington City Council voted against the proposed rezoning to build Section 8 senior living housing in the Pine Valley neighborhood. Though they voted 4-2, city council needed a supermajority of five votes to approve the rezoning because of protest petitions. Full story...
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Residents petition against public housing in their backyard

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video Many Pine Valley residents are up in arms over a possible rezoning vote. The Wilmington Housing Authority wants to build public housing off John Barry Drive and 17th street. Nearby property owners are not happy and they're letting city council know it. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority approves $66,000 for grills and picnic tables at public housing

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The Wilmington Housing Authority approved spending $66,000 on community amenities including barbecue grills for public housing units, but are also allowing residents to own their own grills. Full story...
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Section 8 recipients fear moving to Creekwood

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videoAs we first told you Thursday, the Wilmington Housing Authority is looking for people currently receiving Section 8 housing assistance to voluntarily give up their vouchers, and move into public housing. Full story...
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