Due to overwhelming response, DSHA has temporarily paused application submissions for the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) as of April 24, 2020. If you previously applied to the program, please see below for more information on when your application will be processed.

DSHA and our community partners are doing our best to assist as many applicants as we can and to process applications as quickly as possible. Demand for assistance has been incredibly high with more than 5,400 applications received.

We are processing applications in the order they were received. Applications are referred to one of our community partners who will contact applicants to confirm their eligibility and collect the required documentation. Please be aware all applicants will need to provide the community partner with documentation of their income, a copy of their lease or utility bill in their name, and documentation of the change in their employment or income. If an applicant does not want to provide this documentation, we will not be able to process their application. Please let us know if you do not want to provide this documentation so we can remove your application from our list.

We understand this is a difficult time and appreciate that many applicants are anxious about their status. Due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to reply to individual emails or calls requesting information about status of applications. If your circumstances have changed and you no longer need rental or utility assistance, please email us at dehap@destatehousing.com to have your application withdrawn.

DSHA will attempt to assist as many applicants as possible, but funding for the program is limited. Once DE HAP funding has been exhausted, applications will be added to a wait list and be notified if additional funding becomes available.

Effective March 25, Governor John Carney issued a Sixth Modification to his State of Emergency Declaration, placing a moratorium on evictions, late fees and utility shutoffs until the State of Emergency is lifted. However, the moratorium does not relieve tenants of their obligation to pay rent, and any tenants who know they will not be able to pay their rent need to be in contact with their landlord as soon as possible to discuss their options. Tenants who are being threatened with eviction by their landlords during the pandemic should contact the Delaware Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit at 302-577-8600 or consumer.protection@delaware.gov. Tenants can also contact the Delaware Legal Help Link at https://delegalhelplink.org/ for assistance or the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) at http://www.declasi.org/.