The Flats

Over 100 years have passed since the original Flats were built on the West side of Wilmington.

In 2015 we partnered with Todmorden Foundation and HDC MidAtlantic to launch an extensive, seven-phase construction project to redevelop the original units as new affordable housing. The project is expected to unfold over a 10-15 year period.  

The new Flats’ design maintains the historic feel and feel of the community. Signature design features of the original Flats (such as red brick exteriors & front porches) remain in these new units. The entire community reflects incredible attention to detail. 

Outside, the neighborhood features security cameras and off-street parking. 

Approximately 284 of the units will be in three-story apartment buildings while the others will be row homes with private entrances. 

Phase I, with 72 units,  Phase II with 72 units, and Phase III with 77 units are complete. Construction will soon begin on Phase IV, with 52 units. To obtain an application when they are available, please email:

To receive more information or request an application, please call (302) 384-7596 or email: Applicants for units in The Flats must meet federal income guidelines. Section 8 vouchers are accepted.    

Look to see the future plans for the Flats project completion