DOVER, DE – June 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jack Markell today joined Delaware State Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Delaware Americorps, Delaware Association of Realtors, Home Builders Association of Delaware, and Delaware Health and Social Services to proclaim June as Homeownership Month.

“Delaware’s commitment to housing is evidenced by our homeownership rate, which is second highest in the nation at 74.3 percent,” said Governor Markell. “That is only possible when public/private partnerships work together to provide the opportunity, outreach, education, and affordable mortgage financing needed to help Delawareans achieve the American Dream of homeownership.”

Governor Jack Markell
Earlier in the day, volunteers participated in a Framing Frenzy on Legislative Mall building the frame of the house that will be moved to South Kirkwood Street and become the Woodton family’s home.

Volunteers at Framing Frenzy
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About the Delaware State Housing Authority
The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), formed in 1968, is dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans. In addition to its role as the State’s Housing Finance Agency, DSHA is unique in that it also serves as a Public Housing Authority and acts as a Community Development and Planning Agency. As a Public Housing Authority, DSHA receives funding from HUD to build, own, and operate public housing in Kent and Sussex counties, two of Delaware’s three counties. For more information about the Delaware State Housing Authority, please call (888) 363-8808 or visit our website at

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Christina M. Hardin-Dirksen
Chief of Community Relations, DSHA
Phone: (302) 739-4263
Email: Christina (at) destatehousing (dot) com

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