Marydale Retirement Village

Due to the high number of applicants on our waiting list, Marydale Retirement Village is not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back or call the Marydale Office at 302.368.2784, ext.1603, for the most current information.

Marydale Retirement Village is a Section 8 Housing program operated by Catholic Ministry to the Elderly and serving senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Its programs and policies align with the Fair Housing Act, prohibiting discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or familial status.

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Marydale Retirement Village

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Marydale Retirement Village, located in Newark, Delaware, provides 108 one-bedroom rental apartments for seniors who qualify as low-income.


Marydale residents live independently and enjoy the companionship of peers in a unique, garden-style community. Apartments rent for 30% of a resident’s adjusted gross income. A variable allowance for electric expense is also included.

All applicants are interviewed and must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant income must fall below the Federal government’s definition of very low and extremely low income levels (adjusted periodically)
  • Demonstrated ability to pay rent
  • History as a good resident or neighbor
  • Good housekeeping habits

Each apartment includes:

  • Range/ oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Carpeting
  • Front or side porch
  • Personal Emergency Call System
  • Smoke/ Fire Warning System
  • Safety Bars in Bath Area
  • Washer and Dryer Hooks Ups

Features of the community include:

  • Resident Parking Area
  • Structural and Grounds Maintenance
  • Community Center for Activities
  • Availability of local transportation
  • Smoke Free Environment

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For more information, please contact Marydale Retirement Village:
135 Jeandell Drive
Newark, DE 19713

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Marydale Retirement Village welcomes volunteers of all ages to assist in its programs. Call 302-368-2784 to see what opportunities are available. Volunteers must apply and be interviewed.

Click here to donate to Marydale Retirement Village online. If you prefer, mail a check to: Development Office, Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899. Designate Marydale Retirement Village on the memo line.

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