DSHA Announces the Recipients of More Than $2 Million in Community Development Block Grants & HOME Funds


June 22, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) today announced that 15 communities and scattered sites will receive funds from the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). More than $2 million in funding will be divided amongst the municipalities of Kent and Sussex Counties for housing rehabilitation, water/sewer hookups, and administration.

DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi commented, “The Community Development Block Grant Program provides much-needed funding for a variety of housing activities in Kent and Sussex Counties. To help stretch these dollars, we’ve combined them with $200,000 in HOME funds.”

Recommendations for funding were made by an independent review panel whose members evaluate each application’s potential benefit to low-income persons, the management capacity of the applicant and the cost-benefit of the proposed activities, including: the severity of need, impact, cost reasonableness and feasibility.

The following communities were awarded funding:

Location Activities Amount
Countywide Rehab Program Delivery $ 45,880
East Woodside Sewer Hookups $ 13,500
Felton Rehabilitation $ 95,000
Harrington Rehabilitation $ 68,000
Irish Hill Road Rehabilitation $ 40,000
Rodney Village Shelter Rehabilitation $ 18,000
Milford Shelter Rehabilitation $ 8,000
Scattered Sites Rehabilitation $405,000
Star Hill/Briar Park Rehabilitation $ 40,000

Location Activities Amount
Blades Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Countywide Rehab Program Delivery $ 40,000
Coverdale Crossroads Rehabilitation $ 70,000
Ellendale Rehabilitation $ 64,000
Laurel Rehabilitation $ 90,000
Milford Rehabilitation $ 72,000
Pinetown Rehabilitation $ 90,000
Rural Selbyville Rehabilitation $100,000
Scattered Sites Rehabilitation $255,000
Water/Sewer Hookups $ 60,000
West Rehoboth Demolition $ 35,000

Kent and Sussex Counties received a combined total of $224,120 to administer the block Grant funds.

The Community Development Block Grant Program will assist more than 134 families this year. Additionally, the HOME Scattered Sites Rehabilitation Program will help more than 12 families in need of housing rehabilitation.

If you would like to learn more about how these programs may be able to help your community, please contact Andy Lorenz at (302) 739-4263 or at andy (at) destatehousing (dot) com.


Christina Hardin, Chief, Community Relations
Delaware State Housing Authority
18 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
302/739-3178 (fax)


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