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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DSHA to Stop Accepting Applications for DEHAP Program Jan 2, 2023

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The Delaware State Housing Authority will no longer accept new applications to the State Housing Assisting Program as of 8am on Monday, January 2nd. This closure will allow DSHA to process existing applications ‚Äď and tenants and landlords with open or in-progress applications submitted before 8am on January 2nd should monitor emails, text messages and…

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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. 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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15 Community Organizations To Aid Delawareans In Need Of Rent & Utility Assistance

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Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has awarded $2.5 million in Community Navigation Program grants to 15 community partner organizations throughout the state. Each organization will have dedicated staff who will aid Delawareans seeking rent or utility assistance due to financial hardships caused by the pandemic.  The 15 DEHAP Community Navigation partners include Brandywine Counseling and…

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Gov Carney & DSHA Announce Reopening of COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

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Joined by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Friday¬†announced¬†the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19. Landlords and tenants can apply for assistance beginning Monday, March 22,…

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DE State Housing Authority to Reopen Rental Assistance Program

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The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) is currently working to reopen the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP) to provide help for renters financially impacted by the COVID-19 economic disruption.¬† Delaware received $200 million in funding through a federal relief bill, and Governor Carney has tasked the DSHA with administering this money.¬† “The rental assistance funding…

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Report: Del. Has Spent 2/3rds Of CARES Act Funds

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Delaware has spent about 69-percent of $927-million in CARES Act Funding, according to an update from State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. State agencies as of Friday had spent $638.56 million, or an average of about $11-million per week. At least three agencies have spent at least 95-percent of their allocated funds: the Department of Education, the…

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Delaware Housing Assistance Program Reopened – Mortgage and Rental Assistance Because of Pandemic

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Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Monday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19, and announced that emergency mortgage assistance is now available for homeowners who have missed payments due to the pandemic. The State of…

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New Program to Provide Emergency House Aid to DE Renters Affected by Coronavirus Outbreak

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Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Thursday announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) will provide eligible households up…

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