New Funding Partnership

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) have established a partnership to provide grants to selected nonprofit organizations to support initiatives in Delaware that lead to stable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or determined to be at-risk of homelessness.

As a result of this collaboration, activities previously supported by the Housing Development Fund (HDF) Housing Support grants will now be funded through Home4Good.

Collaboration of Funding

DSHA and FHLBank Pittsburgh have contributed a combined total of $1.2 million to the Home4Good grant program:

  • $500,000 from DSHA; and
  • $700,000 from FHLBank Pittsburgh.

Important Dates

  • May 16, 2019 - Home4Good 2018 funding round opens.
  • June 10, 2019 - Home4Good Stakeholder and FHLBank Member Meeting, Del-Tech, Dover, DE
    1-3 p.m.
  • June 20, 2019 - Technical Assistance Mandatory Meeting Day (New Applicants only).
  • August 22, 2019 - Home4Good applications due to DSHA by no later than 4:00 p.m. *
  • October 2019 - Ranking Committee reviews, scores and ranks applications.
  • November 2019 - DSHA and FHLB announce funding awards.

* Applications received after the posted deadline will be considered ineligible for funding.

Established Set-Asides and Available Grant Funding

  • Rapid Re-Housing up to $600,000
  • Homelessness Diversion up to $200,000
  • Homelessness Prevention up to $400,000
  • Innovation up to $400,000

  • NOTE: There is no limit in the amount of funding requests; however, approved funding amounts may be different than the funding request depending on the total number of applications approved for funding, and an applicant’s past performance history. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FHLBank and DSHA reserve the right to redistribute the allocations so that the total amount of awards will not exceed $1,200,000.

Eligible Program Activities

  • Rapid Re-Housing
    Programs that assist individuals and families that meet the definition of "literally homeless" solve the challenges to obtaining permanent housing in a rapid manner. Individuals and families are referred to Rapid Re-Housing provider agencies by Delaware’s Centralized Intake System.
  • Homelessness Diversion
    Programs that prevent homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion is targeted to households as they are seeking shelter – at the "front door" of the shelter system.
  • Homelessness Prevention
    Programs that assist individuals and families at imminent risk of losing housing.
  • Innovation
    Programs that provide innovative solutions in addressing homelessness by making the delivery of services more efficient or effective, specifically:
    • Legal Services for Eviction Defense and Prevention;
    • Establishment of a Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund;
    • Housing Location Services;
    • Re-Entry Assistance; and
    • Capacity Building Related to Advancing the CoC Action Plan.

    Who is Eligible to Apply?

    • Rapid Re-Housing
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with existing RRH programs.
    • Homelessness Diversion
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations currently receiving Diversion or Rapid Re-housing funding from Home4Good or DSHA.
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations demonstrating partnership with the Delaware’s Centralized Intake for the development and implementation of Homelessness Diversion.
    • Homelessness Prevention
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations currently operating Homelessness Prevention programs with the assistance of Home4Good grant funding or other funding sources.
    • Innovation
      • Legal Services for Eviction Defense and Prevention
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations providing legal services that receive funding from the Delaware Bar Foundations IOLTA program.
      • Landlord Risk Mitigation
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit or CDBG entitlements and State CDBG subgrantees organizations experienced with establishing and maintaining landlord partnerships that serve low-income households with obstacles preventing them from locating permanent housing.
      • Housing Locator
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit or CDBG entitlements and State CDBG subgrantees organizations experienced with establishing and maintaining landlord partnerships that serve low-income households with obstacles preventing them from locating permanent housing.
      • Re-Entry Assistance
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations experienced with administering state and/or federal sources that provide direct client assistance through short-term rental assistance, utility and security deposits and for people exiting correctional institutions and within six months’ post-release.
      • Capacity Building Related to the Advancement of the CoC Action Plan
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to advance the CoC Action Plan.

    How to Apply

    Please refer to the cover page of the Home4Good application for guidance on how to apply for grant funding.

    Home4Good applicants are required to partner with a FHLBank Pittsburgh member when applying for funding. A list of FHLBank Pittsburgh members may be accessed below. Applications submitted without a documented member sponsor will be deemed incomplete and ineligible for grant funding.

    Program Documentation

    Please download and review the documents below to learn more about the Home4Good grant program including eligibility requirements, information regarding pre-application meeting requirements for specific applicants, scoring criteria, and to access application materials.

    1. Home4Good Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Guidelines
    2. Home4Good Grant Application
      1. FHLBank Pittsburgh Member Co-Applicant Form
        1. FHLBank Pittsburgh Members List

    Other Documentation and Resource Information

    1. Home4Good PowerPoint Presentation 6.10.2019
    2. Delaware's Continuum of Care Action Plan 2017
    3. Housing Alliance of Delaware
    4. National Alliance to End Homelessness