DSHA Announces 2013 Top Lender of the Year

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




Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (DOVER, DE) – Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announces the recipient of the 2013 Top Producing Lender Award – Trident Mortgage.  Last year, Trident Mortgage successfully secured more than $29 million in mortgage loans for 188 families through DSHA’s homeownership programs. This is the fifth year in a row Trident Mortgage has earned DSHA’s Top Producing Lender Award, helping more than 710 families with more than $113 million in DSHA’s mortgages since 2009.



Left to Right – Gary Hecker of DSHA, Joan Fitzgerald of Trident Mortgage, Matthew Matz of Trident Mortgage, Cynthia Karnai of DSHA


DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi said, “It is a real pleasure to recognize the achievements of our participating lenders.  Trident Mortgage does a tremendous job in reaching Delaware’s homebuyers and connecting them to DSHA’s homeownership services.  We value our partnership with Trident Mortgage, and each of our participating lenders.  We would not be able to assist as many fellow Delawareans in the purchase of their new home without them.”

DSHA offers low-rate mortgages to both first-time and repeat buyers. DSHA also offers the Delaware First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit.  To qualify, applicants will meet area income and purchase price requirements.  Income limits and maximum purchase prices vary by county location and family size. DSHA can also assist homebuyers with downpayment and closing cost assistance. Homebuyers should apply to a participating lender, list of which can be found on the website at www.destatehousing.com or by calling (888) 363- 8808.


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.