What's Happening with Rent Relief?

DSHA is currently working to reopen the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP) to provide rental assistance for renters financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Delaware will receive about $200 million in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funding provided by the recent COVID relief bill, and Governor Carney has tasked DSHA with administering these funds for the state.

The rental assistance funding comes with new eligibility and reporting requirements, and we are carefully reviewing the legislation and the guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury. DSHA is working now to develop a web portal for applicants, assure resources to provide application assistance, and ensure we have capacity to review and process thousands of payments to landlords.

DSHA is working to reopen DEHAP to the general public sometime in late March. Sign up below to be notified via email when the application portal is live. More information will be announced on this webpage in the coming weeks once details are finalized. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Sign Up for Program Announcements

If you would like to be added to our email list for DEHAP program updates and to be notified when the program reopens, please submit your information through this form.

Applicants Referred by JP Court

For previous applicants or applicants who have been referred by the Justice of the Peace Court, please see this page for program information.

Other Rental Assistance

Tenants who need rental assistance for January or February rent can visit http://destatehousing.com/covid19/renters for a list of DSHA's nonprofit partners who may be able to assist.