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Wilmington City Council approved a rezoning request in the northeast part of the City Thursday. It’s expected to make way for a senior housing project. 


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Experts and advocates predicted a wave of evictions once moratoriums lifted. That has not panned out locally, at least not yet.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced close to $7 million total in annual capital funding for local housing authorities last week. 


New Castle County and the City of Wilmington want public feedback on how to spend future federal housing and community development funds. 

 


Sarah Mueller

First State officials gathered in Dover to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a public housing program.


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There’s renewed focus on housing in Newark in the wake of a new city law cracking down on University of Delaware students’ off-campus parties.


The budget proposal released by the Trump Administration last week would eliminate several programs funding affordable housing. First State elected officials gathered at a Habitat for Humanity construction site Wednesday to speak out against the proposed cuts.

 


Delaware looks for more ways to help homeless students

Nov 26, 2017
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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) says Delaware needs to address the issue of homeless kids in the state.

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The tax plan passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday could hurt low-income Delawareans’ ability to find affordable housing or own a home.


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The Delaware State Housing Authority is asking for $23 million in next year’s budget. That amount includes new money for the Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund.


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Manufactured homes – often called mobile homes – aren’t known for their low energy costs. But a new energy net zero Delaware modular home called the ZeMod is hoping to save Delawareans money in the long run.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

A revitalization plan called Restoring Central Dover was launched in 2014. That ongoing effort now includes building – and selling – new, affordable homes in downtown Dover.


Delaware housing experts are working on a five-year plan to comply with an Obama-era fair housing rule.


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Manufactured and mobile homes make up around 10% of total housing stock in Delaware. But they’re more prone to emergencies than other homes.

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A long-awaited affordable housing project in Wilmington is now underway.


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New Castle County recently announced new measures to address vacant housing. County Executive Matt Meyer signed legislation allowing the county to register vacant properties if the owner fails to register them – and imposes additional penalties and fees for vacancy.

 

It’s part of a broader county strategy that includes prioritizing rapid rehabilitation and resale of vacant properties, streamlining the Sheriff sale process

 

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with Meyer to discuss these efforts and what impact he hopes they’ll have.

 

 

A federally funded housing program has been helping Delaware expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income residents since the early 1990s.


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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki unveiled what he calls a neighborhood stabilization plan for West Center City Thursday.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

One historic Westside Wilmington neighborhood is undergoing a big transformation.


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Federal funding for many First State housing programs could vanish if Trump’s proposed budget is passed as is.


The state is giving $5.5 million dollars to nine projects across the First State – with the goal of restoring vacant homes and putting them back on the market.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) has overhauled its leadership.  

An entirely new slate of board members sworn in Monday evening - a response to questions about the way the previous board handed its business and WHA finances.


Wilmington’s land bank has been in the works for several years now, and is expected to launch early next year.


The Delaware Housing Coalition has been putting out an annual study on affordable housing in the First State for over 20 years.

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There’s a growing need for affordable housing for low-income New Castle County residents, especially rental units.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

 

In 2010, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program – or NSP – was created to help redevelop foreclosed homes. Six years later, New Castle County is celebrating the 100th home revitalized by the program.

Meghan George of the Newark Housing Authority says the waiting list for affordable housing in the city is long - exceeding 600.


State housing officials are looking to tempt landlords into renting to tenants enrolled in rental assistance programs in some of Delaware’s higher cost zip codes.

East Side housing project on the rise

Oct 20, 2015

Describing a neighborhood on the brink of revitalization, city and state lawmakers broke ground on the latest housing project aiming to transform Wilmington’s East Side.

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Work is underway on a neighborhood facelift on Wilmington’s West Side.

Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday for the redevelopment of The Flats neighborhood. The project, spearheaded by the non-profit Woodlawn Trustees, is updating the aging affordable housing the group provides to low-income people in that area.