DSHA Announces the Recipients of More than $2.5 Million in CDBG and HOME Funds


Christina M. Hardin

Chief of Community Relations, DSHA

Phone: (302) 739-4263

Email: Christina@destatehousing.com






September 12, 2014 – (Dover, DE) – The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) today announced that 14 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 $2.5 million will be divided amongst the municipalities of Kent and Sussex Counties for housing rehabilitation, water/sewer hookups, demolition, drainage, 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 is a much-needed asset to homeowners and communities, providing significant quality of life improvements in safe and sound housing and neighborhood infrastructure. By combining an additional $700,000 in HOME funds with these efforts, we are able to reach more communities in Kent and Sussex Counties.”

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:



Location                                              Activities                                            Amount


Countywide                                          Rehab Program Delivery                       $ 62,000

Scattered Emergency Repairs         Rehabilitation                                           $ 50,000

Frederica                                              Drainage                                                    $ 41,500

Harrington                                           Rehabilitation                                         $ 70,000

Wyoming                                              Demolition                                               $ 13,000

East Woodside                                    Rehabilitation                                          $ 60,000

Kentwoods MHP                                Rehabilitation                                          $ 48,000

Scattered Sites                                    Rehabilitation                                          $300,000




Location                                              Activities                                            Amount


Countywide                                          Rehab Program Delivery                       $ 62,000

Blades                                                    Rehabilitation                                         $ 64,000

Georgetown                                          Street/Sidewalk                                      $ 76,510

Laurel                                                    Rehabilitation                                         $ 87,500

Milford                                                  Rehabilitation                                         $ 70,000

Seaford                                                  Rehabilitation                                         $ 70,000

Selbyville                                              Rehabilitation                                         $ 70,000

Scattered Sites                                     Rehabilitation                                         $140,000

Demolition                                                                                                              $ 24,000

Water/Sewer Hookups                                                                                         $ 50,000

Scattered Emergency Repairs          Rehabilitation                                         $ 60,000

Cool Spring                                          Rehabilitation                                         $ 64,000

Rural Ellendale                                   Rehabilitation                                         $ 64,000

Rural Millsboro/Dagsboro               Rehabilitation                                         $ 64,000

Kent and Sussex Counties received a combined total of $200,000 to administer the block grant.  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 42 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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