Dover committee will look at ways to help city’s homeless

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The mention of a small homeless encampment on Delaware State University property has led to the launch of a Dover committee assigned to find ways to help solve the problem in Delaware’s capital. The first meeting of Dover’s Unsheltered Working Group will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7,  at the Dover Public Library. Its creation came about during last …

Alicia Christin Gerald

Dorsey Walker plans to bring tenant bill back again

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Maybe the third time will be the charm for a proposed bill that would allow tenants to refuse to pay rent when necessary repairs are not being done by a landlord. House Bill 37, sponsored by Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker, D-Wilmington, would force landlords to fix issues with a rental unit, including a lack of heat, water, electricity, sewage disposal, …

Bill that would create program to help renters avoid eviction passes Senate

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would create a pre-eviction program for renters about to be kicked out passed the Senate Tuesday. Photo by George Becker/Pexels   A bill that would create a new state program to help people on the edge of eviction stay in their homes or apartments is headed to the House after passing the Senate Tuesday. The bill would …