State gives $6 million to groups helping with housing

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Volunteers and residents of the Springboard Pallet Village in Georgetown gathered to paint the outsides of 40 cabins that provide a home to those without one. Photo by Springboard Collaborative.

Four Delaware nonprofits that focus on housing problems in Delaware will split $6 million of the state’s federal COVID-19 funding

That includes:

  • $350,000 to The Home of the Brave in Milford to renovate the facility to serve more homeless veterans and provide services to homeless veterans in Delaware including individual case management, mental health counseling, life skills training and educational services.
  • More than $2.4 million to The Springboard Collaborative to support this nonprofit organization’s initiatives to build shelter villages for homeless adults in southern and central Delaware in  low-income areas hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • $470,000 to the Delmarva Clergy United in Social Action Foundation in Ellendale for renovations to expand the number of beds to keep homeless off the streets in Sussex County, in a safe, socially distant physical space.
  • $2.5 million to Children and Families First to support an extensive renovation of their Seaford House Transitional Residence. Seaford House serves youth in foster who receive round the clock support from specially trained staff who provide ongoing intensive therapy, case management, and life skills training. Planned expansion and upgrades include adding bedrooms to allow for single-occupancy rooms, improving HVAC systems to support appropriate ventilation, building outdoor spaces to accommodate services and recreation, and more.

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The money is part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s capital projects funding.

These capital funds are already at work to build a better future for the next generation of Delawareans. You can see it in our libraries and community centers across the state,” said Gov John Carney. “The projects announced today will assist some of our most vulnerable neighbors – those dealing with lack of safe and affordable housing.”

Delaware submitted its Capital Projects plan to the U.S. Treasury on Jan. 14, 2022, and the first batch of projects were approved on May 1, 2023.

Delaware’s Project Plan for housing projects was approved July 19, 2023.

 For a full list of Delaware’s ARPA allocations, click here.

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