Gov. Carney, Del. State Housing Authority announce Housing Assistance Program

WILMINGTON, Del. – On Thursday, Governor John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority announced a new program to provide emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This program will provide eligible households up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company. To be eligible for the program, applicants must live in Delaware and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for the county in which they reside. The applicant must provide documentation showing an impact on their employment or income starting on March 10, 2020 or later that is attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes instances such as a layoff, reduced work hours, or needing to take unpaid leave due to childcare or other issues arising during this crisis.

Applications as well as more information can be found online here.

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