Blog

Read what we are up to

The Delaware Supreme Court Protects Public Housing Tenants’ Right to Possess Firearms for Self Defense in Common Areas

This blog is mainly committed to discussing topics impacting the Affordable Housing Industry.  I am not looking to start a Second Amendment discussion on this blog.  However, I cannot ignore the recent Delaware Supreme Court decision ruling the actions and rules by the Wilmington Housing ... read more...

Affordable Housing Discussed on Comcast’s Newsmakers for Delaware

David Layfield, Principal of Green Street Housing and Board Member of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) appeared on Comcast’s Newsmakers for Delaware and discussed the benefits and importance of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program administered locally by ... read more...

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Seeking Military Veteran and Active Military Applicants

The Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is seeking military veteran and active military applicants for a Veteran Build.  If you are a military veteran or active military family in need of housing who lives or works in Sussex County this may be an opportunity you should pursue.  In basic terms, ... read more...

Delaware Healthy Homes Summit Tomorrow (March 12)

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Healthy Environments are hosting the Delaware Healthy Homes Summit tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12) to focus on children’s health and indoor environment.  Speakers will include ... read more...

Art Auction Fundraising Event for New Castle County’s Habitat for Humanity Courtesy of Dick and Elisa Poole

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting an art auction fundraising event this Friday at the University of Delaware’s Arsht Hall in Wilmington, Delaware thanks to Dick and Elisa Poole generously donating over 100 pieces of original art valued over $100,000.  While the art ... read more...

Energy Audit Clarification for 2014 Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

In response to questions about the required certification for an energy auditor under the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) released a statement allowing a certification by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) in addition to the Building ... read more...

President Obama’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget Includes $46.7 Billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs

President Obama’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget includes significant and needed funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs.  While, once again, the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs take hits, other ... read more...

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Increases Housing Development Funds (HDF) available for 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Developments

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) increased the Housing Development Funds (HDF) available for 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments from $5 million to $8 million.  The Housing Development Fund (HDF) is a State loan fund that provides gap financing for affordable ... read more...

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Web Based Online Application

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) web based online application for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) is available here.  As you know, when completing the application, you should reference the approved 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) which provides the framework for the ... read more...

2014 Delaware Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Allocation Plan Approved

The 2014 State of Delaware Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Qualified Application Plan (QAP) was approved this week.  Delaware’s QAP details the guidelines and application process for affordable housing developers seeking Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  The Delaware State Housing ... read more...