The mission of the Delaware State Housing Authority is to efficiently provide, and assist others to provide, quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans.
Relationship to State Government: Independent Authority with Supervision
Current Staff Size: 128Visit DSHA's Website
DSHA is established
begins offering issuing tax-exempt revenue bonds
DSHA established as an independent authority in the Executive Department
granted HUD Projected-Based Contract Administrator
Started Affordable Rental Housing Program
Strong Neighborhood Housing Fund and Downtown Districts Development Rebate programs started
Total Financing Provided
Renters Served Since 1968
Homeowners Served Since 1968
State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP)
State Rental Assistance Program helps low-income individuals who require affordable housing and supportive services to live safely and independently in the community.
The program uses SRAP vouchers administered by DSHA for households referred by partners. Program participants contribute 28% of their monthly income for rent, and SRAP subsidizes the rest.
SRAP Vouchers Given: 2,000
Eugene Young Jr.
“In the next 3-5 years, DSHA will aim to address homeownership inequities in a comprehensive way across our programs, not just in mortgage programs but also in addressing community and market factors in neighborhoods.”
With the help of DSHA’s homeownership loans, down payment assistance and DSHA’s partners, Regina was able to purchase her own house.
Due to a devastating divorce, Regina lost half of her income and her previous home. Then, Regina suffered a stroke and became disabled.
One day, she was at the library where she heard about the Money School. The Money School introduced Regina to DSHA after several lessons and DSHA was able to help her from there.
Five years ago, Mignon was pregnant, addicted to drugs, and homeless. In 2016, she went to rehab. In 2018, Mignon worked hard to get sober, but was having difficulty finding housing she could afford.
Then Mignon learned about DSHA’s Mainstream 811 Housing Choice Voucher program. Mignon worked with a landlord who accepted her housing voucher. She regained custody of her five children and is saving for her goals, one of which is to start her own company.
The Nunezes were able to open Splash Laundromat in Georgetown with assistance from DSHA’s DDD program. They were awarded $458,000 in 2017 to help with about $2.7 million in total investments.
At the time the Nunezes bought the property, the structure was vacant. The Nunezes have since renovated and expanded the building to include a laundromat, a hair salon, a coffee shop, and a snack bar on the first floor with three apartments on the second floor.