Affordable Housing

2022 Rewind: Affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

This story was originally published in April 2022. Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released in April by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also this April, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters …

Development 1

New Castle County urged to increase, expand impact fees

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County on Monday was given a draft plan by consultants to expand — and increase — the impact fees charged for development. The county adopted such fees in 1999 to “finance new or expanded infrastructure and service needs for development.” And they have not changed much since. The county’s consultants recommended adding fees to encourage low-income housing and …

Imani Village 10

Could these new homes break the cycle of poverty?

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Shortly after single mother of two Alison Mendez moved into northeast Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood five years ago, there was a shooting right behind her home. “It scared me and my kids,” Mendez said. “But today, it’s changed.” She spoke before a crowd of some 300 community members, among them leaders in government, business, nonprofit, and philanthropy. They gathered in Riverside …

Rental

If you’re looking for a rental home, you already know this

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s rental vacancy rate has fallen to the third lowest in the country, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.  The vacancy rate indicates the percentage of year-round rental units that are unoccupied at the end of each quarter.  According to the Census Bureau, only 2.6% of Delaware’s year-round rental units were vacant at the end of June.  Only …

DelawareLive July 10

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – July 10, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bruce Munro hopes you find Longwood light art joyous Delaware wants to put Foulk Road on a diet Calls mount for McGuiness to resign, be impeached Culture ‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood Winterthur brings back its Artisan Market July 16-17 Delaware state …

Affordable Housing

Delaware’s affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released Thursday by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also Thursday, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters can now receive up to 18 months of rental and …