UPDATE: DE Senate’s Vote to Confirm Governor Carney’s State Housing Authority Nomination¬†

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Updated 3/13/24: Governor John Carney today issued the following statement on the State Senate‚Äôs vote to confirm his nomination of¬†Cynthia Karnai to serve as Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA). Here is his statement: ‚ÄúThank you to the members of the Delaware Senate for their votes confirming Cynthia Karnai as Director of the…

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Grants Announced to Support Homeless Services in Delaware

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In Delaware, funding has been provided to help the homeless. The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank)¬†have announced that a combined total of $1.075 million in grants has been awarded to selected nonprofit organizations to support initiatives in Delaware that lead to stable housing for individuals and…

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DSHA Still Providing Housing Assistance Through Programs Set Up during Covid-19 Emergency

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Final federal assistance is available through early 2024 and the Delaware State Housing Authority has launched three new temporary programs to address barriers to achieving and maintaining homeownership for affected populations. These programs were launched as part of the state‚Äôs ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Delaware Mortgage Relief Program, Delaware Diamonds…

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New Program and Partnerships in Delaware to Address Housing Instability

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The Delaware State Housing Authority frequently receives calls, emails, and letters from Delawareans facing housing instability. To help address this situation, the DSHA is partnering with five community organizations, which will help make the essential connections and referrals to services. The DSHA has awarded over $800,000 in Housing Outreach and Stability Services (HOSS) grants to…

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Updates to Delaware Mortgage Relief Program to Benefit Homeowners

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Homeowners can now receive up to $50,000 in financial assistance thanks to an update to the Delaware Mortgage Relief Program that the Delaware State Housing Authority announced today. The updates include: ‚ÄĘ Removing the requirement of 30-day mortgage delinquency. Homeowners who do not have a delinquent mortgage are now eligible to apply for the program.…

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DE State Housing Authority Announces Launch Of Statewide Rent Reporting Pilot

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The Delaware Tenant Rent-Reporting Program Pilot is a new program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and partnered with Self Financial (Self). The Tenant Rent-Reporting Pilot aims to help over 400 low-income renters increase their credit scores by reporting their reliable rental payment history. Most rental payment history is never reported to the larger…

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Del. Announces New Affordable Housing Initiatives Using ARPA Funds

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Delaware is unveiling several new programs to develop and create more affordable housing, utilizing funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.Governor John Carney said Thursday that the Delaware State Housing Authority will start and administer programs that involve acquisition and rehabilitation of vacant houses, provide additional financing for owners of affordable multi-family rental projects who…

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Del. Begins Mortgage Relief Program

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Delaware has opened a mortgage relief program.Eligible households who have experienced a COVID-19-related financial hardship that led to mortgage delinquency or forbearance can apply for financial assistance, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. Up to $40,000 is available to cover delinquencies in mortgage payments, property taxes, utility bills, condominium association fees or homeowner insurance.…

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Del. Extends Emergency Rental / Utility Assistance Program

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Delaware tenants who have trouble meeting expenses will be eligible for an additional three months of rental and utility assistance. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program will now make up to 18 months of emergency assistance available.The DE-HAP program in its current form was launched in March 2021 to help renters who were affected by shutdowns,…

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Sussex Co. Habitat for Humanity Celebrates $500,000 Appropriation In Omnibus Spending Plan

U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined Kevin Gilmore, CEO of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, to announce $500,000 to help build 10 homes in the county.
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Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is getting half-a-million dollars in federal funding, to support completion of ten more affordable homes throughout the area.Senator Tom Carper and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) visited the Laurel area Monday to announce the presentation at Hope Hill, part of a larger revitalization strategy. Ten homes have been completed and ten…

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Downtown Development District Program Makes A Splash

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The grand opening of Splash Laundromat in Georgetown is extra reason to celebrate for its owners. Enrique and Veronica Nunez were presented with a Downtown Development District rebate check of nearly $458,000 Friday.The five-year-old program generates private capital investment into commercial business districts. Qualifying investments in one of twelve designated areas can apply for a…

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