DSHA Announces the Recipients of More Than $2.85 Million in CDBG and HOME Funds

Christina M. Hardin
Chief of Community Relations, DSHA
Phone: (302) 739-4263
Email: Christina@destatehousing.com

Dover — The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) today announced that 17 communities and scattered sites will receive funds from the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  More than $2.85 million will be divided amongst the municipalities of Kent and Sussex Counties for housing rehabilitation, water/sewer hookups, demolition, a planning study, street repair, curb/sidewalk installation, and administration to benefit low- to moderate-income families and individuals.

DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi commented, “The Community Development Block Grant Program focuses its funding and makes significant quality of life improvements in housing and neighborhood infrastructure in Central and Southern Delaware.  By combining an additional $1M in HOME funds with these efforts, we create a bigger impact that benefits more communities as a whole.”

Recommendations for funding were made by an independent review panel whose members evaluate each application’s potential benefit to low-income persons, the management capacity of the applicant and the cost-benefit of the proposed activities, including:  the severity of need, impact, cost reasonableness and feasibility.

The following communities were awarded funding:

Kent County

Location Activities Amount
Countywide Rehab Program Delivery $ 62,000
Scattered Emergency Repairs Rehabilitation $ 40,000
Harrington Rehabilitation $ 72,000
Leipsic Rehabilitation $ 72,000
Milford Rehabilitation $ 72,000
Smyrna Rehabilitation $ 74,000
Hartly Area Rehabilitation $ 55,200
Holly Hills MHP Rehabilitation $ 44,000
Pinewood Acres MHP Rehabilitation $ 44,000
Rodney Village/Kent Acres Rehabilitation $ 60,000
Scattered Sites Rehabilitation $ 66,000
Star Hill/Briar Park Rehabilitation $ 66,000

Sussex County

Location Activities Amount
Countywide Rehab Program Delivery/
Impacted Communities
Frankford Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Georgetown Street/Sidewalk $103,460
Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Laurel Rehabilitation $ 70,000
Seaford Rehabilitation $ 70,000
Scattered Sites Rehabilitation $ 48,000
Demolition $ 46,000
Water/Sewer Hookups $ 50,000
Scattered Emergency Repairs Rehabilitation $ 48,000
Cool Spring Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Coverdale Crossroads Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Mount Joy Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Rural Selbyville Rehabilitation $ 64,000

Kent and Sussex Counties received a combined total of $200,000 to administer the block grant funds.  The Community Development Block Grant Program will assist more than 225 families this year.  Additionally, the HOME Scattered Sites Rehabilitation Program will help more than 60 families in need of housing rehabilitation.

If you would like to learn more about how these programs may be able to help your community, please contact Andy Lorenz at (302) 739-4263 or at andy@destatehousing.com.

About the Delaware State Housing Authority
The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), formed in 1968, is dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans. In addition to its role as the State’s Housing Finance Agency, DSHA is unique in that it also serves as a Public Housing Authority and acts as a Community Development and Planning Agency. As a Public Housing Authority, DSHA receives funding from HUD to build, own, and operate public housing in Kent and Sussex counties, two of Delaware’s three counties. For more information about the Delaware State Housing Authority, please call: (888) 363-8808 or visit our website at: www.destatehousing.com.

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