Affordable Housing

2022 Rewind: Affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

This story was originally published in April 2022. Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released in April by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also this April, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters …

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Rental assistance program to stop accepting applications

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

After dispersing $122 million in rental and utility assistance, the Delaware State Housing Authority will stop accepting applications in the new year to manage application volume, the agency announced Tuesday. “There is no guarantee when the program will resume accepting new applications,” the Housing Authority said in a news release. The program closure is necessary due to overwhelming demand, the …

A bill that would allow tenants to stop paying rent when a landlord doesn't make critical repairs didn't make it out of committee Tuesday.

State resumes rent, utility assistance with new rules

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Just over a month after the Delaware State Housing Authority temporarily stopped accepting new applications for rental assistance, the program is back up and running, officials announced Wednesday. The Delaware Housing Assistance Program, or DEHAP, offers financial assistance to qualifying tenants who are at high risk of eviction.  The Housing Authority temporarily stopped accepting applications on Sept. 9 to modify …

Grand Gala star Renée Elise Goldsberry

Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Dig 0ut your party hats. The Grand Gala is returning Dec. 3 with a show headlined by Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” star Renée Elise Goldsberry, with the traditional afterparty at The Grand Opera House. It will feature food, drink and entertainment spread out throughout the 150-year-old building. A major fundraiser for the opera house’s community engagement programs, the 2020 gala was …

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Delaware’s affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Getty Images Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released Thursday by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also Thursday, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters can now receive up to 18 months of …