Sussex Co. Opens Applications For Affordable Housing Trust Fund

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The Sussex County Office of Community Development and Housing will begin taking applications Friday for affordable housing assistance through the Housing Trust Fund. County Council approved the program last fall, and it begins with $6.8-million in funding. Most of the money comes through the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Sussex County is also budgeting half-a-million…

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8,100 Housing Units Coming Through Salisbury’s “Here is Home” Program

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Home construction is picking up in Salisbury through the city’s “Here is Home” housing program.According to Mayor Jake Day, the incentive-initiative will result in 8,100 new housing units over the next five years. The proposed construction represents a $1.4-billion expansion of Salisbury’s $800-million existing residential base.Single-family and multi-family homes, duplexes, townhouse apartments, condos, and assisted-…

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Wicomico Co. Introduces Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Wicomico County has begun an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.The county has received a grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development of $7.38-million to assist residents who are in need of emergency rental and utility assistance.There are several criteria to be met. For more information, please CLICK HERE For the application portal, please…

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VIDEO | Gov. Carney Highlights Education, Budget Stability, Workforce, Support For Family Leave In State Of The State Address

Gov. John Carney delivered his 2022 State of the State Address Thursday (photo courtesy of the office of Gov. John Carney)
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Governor John Carney stressed budget sustainability, workforce development, housing, education and the environment among other priorities as he delivered his 2022 State of the State Thursday afternoon to a joint session of the Delaware General Assembly. Carney also touched upon the state’s ongoing commitment to expand access to broadband internet More spending specifics will come…

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Del. Bill Addresses Looming Eviction Risk

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Keeping Delawareans in their homes who are at risk of eviction is the goal of legislation introduced in the Delaware General Assembly. (SB 101) Tenants who are facing the greatest financial hardship could receive free legal counsel. Also, a diversion program would be created to resolve most landlord-tenant disputes before they go to court. “Delaware…

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Housing Measures Introduced By Md. Lawmakers

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Housing issues that face Marylanders are addressed in a package of legislation introduced in the House of Delegates Thursday. The measures look to create long-term funding for rental and legal assistance programs, strengthen protections for tenants and create transparency for tenants and landlords. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible amount of strain on families…

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Gov. Hogan Announced Tax Relief, Other Initiatives

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Thursday announced a small business tax relief program, forgiveness of small business loans, support for low-income housing and rental programs and other initiatives to help struggling Marylanders and businesses cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An executive order issued by Hogan provides small business with a break from major increases in…

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Gov. Hogan Announces Open Enrollment for MD Dept. of Housing & Community Development’s Assisted Housing Relief Program

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced open enrollment for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Assisted Housing Relief Program, which will provide a four-month rent rebate voucher for renters living in DHCD-financed properties who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the first actions I took in response to this unprecedented crisis…

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US Department of Justice Increases Efforts to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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United States Attorney David C. Weiss requests that anyone who has witnessed or experienced sexual harassment by a landlord, property manager, maintenance worker, or anyone with control over housing report that conduct to federal or state law enforcement officials. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability of many people to pay rent on time and…

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Sussex County Council This Week – Beyond the Budget

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The Sussex County Council got a preview of the proposed FY 2020 Budget this morning from County Administrator Todd Lawson and Finance Director Gina Jennings. Click here for more on the budget. County Administrator Todd Lawson read a proclamation that says the Month of May is Community Action Month. Executive Director, Bernice Edwards, spoke briefly…

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Sussex County Hosting Public Forum on Housing Issues

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The Sussex County Government is set to host a public forum on housing issues in the coming weeks, work they say will ensure an affordable and accessible housing market for all. County officials will host the public forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the County Council Chambers located inside the County Administrative…

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2020 Census Countdown is Underway in Delaware

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This Census Day, April 1, marked the start of the countdown to the 2020 U.S. Census. The Census is the once-a-decade population and housing count, and an accurate census count is critically important to Delaware in multiple ways: The results of the Census determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and are used…

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Sussex County Council Holds Final Meeting of 2018

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The Sussex County Council met for the final time in 2018 – and said farewell to two members – Rob Arlett, who has served District 5 for 4 years and George Cole, who has served District 4 for 32 years. The council heard a presentation from Marie Morole, Executive Director of the Sussex Community Crisis…

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