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Delaware State Housing Authority Releases 2019 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Deadline Reminders

It’s that time of the year. The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has released QAP application deadlines for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) 2019 round. Important due dates are as follows: February 15, 2019: deadline to apply to Delaware Transit Corporation for Draft ... read more...

Uncertainty Looms for Low-Income Tenants

With the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) shutdown, the 70% rent subsidy for low-income tenants is not being paid to private building owners. The Washington Post reported that HUD is suggesting to landlords that they should draw on their reserves to make up shortfalls. ... read more...

Failure To Reach Continuing Resolution Causes shutdown and Procedure Changes for The Department of Housing and Urban Development

Whether funding for a future border wall is approved or not, the current shutdown of affordable housing programs: Rural Development (RD), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Treasury, means limited inquiries and effectively prevents any loan/grant ... read more...

Preliminary Reservation Awards for 2018 Low Income Tax Credits posted on Delaware State Housing Authority website

The Preliminary Reservation Awards for the 2018 Low Income Tax Credits (LIHTC) were posted on the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) website. As predicted, being one of the fewer than average applicants this year paid off, with every applicant for 2018 Low Income Housing Tax Credits having ... read more...

New information and approaching deadlines from the DSHA

Recently, the Delaware State Housing Authority (“DSHA”) posted some new information on its 2016 QAP Question and Answer Forum. Here is a brief summary of the information posted: • Liberty Court Apartments, Dover: DSHA has received preliminary approval from HUD to convert the Liberty Court ... read more...

Second round of Downtown Development District grants opens March 1

It was just over a year ago that Gov. Jack Markell announced the creation of the Downtown Development District Grant Program. Last year, the state announced the first 13 projects to receive funding. Now, the governor has announced another 11 projects for 2016 – and there is so much interest in ... read more...

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announces preliminary rankings for 2015 LIHTCs

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has just released the 2015 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) preliminary rankings for the competitive 9% applications. Three projects are preliminarily ranked to receive credits totaling $2,491,923: Our Lady of Grace Apartments on East Chestnut Hill ... read more...

Poor families in Delaware struggle more than national average, study says

If you grow up poor in certain parts of the country, the odds are definitely stacked against you – and unfortunately, those odds are worse in Delaware than in most places. That’s a reality shown in the work of Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, two Harvard economists whose recent research into ... read more...

DSHA receives 10 applications for 2015 LIHTC program

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) received 10 applications for DSHA’s 2015 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program this year, requesting over $6.1 million in tax credits. Of those 10 applications, only two are seeking non-competitive 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and eight ... read more...

DSHA releases draft plan for next five years of housing needs

Looking for a snapshot of what Delaware housing market will look like over the next five years? You can find one inside the Delaware Housing Needs Assessment, 2015-2020, part of the proposed Delaware State Housing Authority Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan, issued every five years, ... read more...