DSHA is again accepting applications for the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP) as of Monday, August 10, 2020. Please visit the DE HAP webpage for eligibility and application information.
For tenants who do not qualify for DE HAP assistance, the below nonprofit organizations in Delaware may be able to help. Please contact them directly for assistance.
Community Resource Center
First State Community Action Agency
West End Neighborhood House
Lutheran Community Services
Effective July 1, Governor John Carney issued a 23rd Modification to his State of Emergency Declaration, which allows new evictions to be filed but continues to stay eviction proceedings in order for the Courts to determine if the case may benefit from an Alternative Dispute Resolution process. This is an effort to mediate cases with negotiation between the property owner and tenant to resolve the case. No late fees or interest may be charged or accrue on the tenant's account during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
The moratorium on evictions that was in effect from March 25 - June 30 did 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 with questions may contact the Delaware Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit at 302-577-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/.