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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...

Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund will strengthen communities throughout Delaware

Strong neighborhoods are built on solid foundations and residents who take pride in their community. That’s why we’re seeing a push from Gov. Jack Markell, the general assembly and local business and civic leaders to support residents inside the city cores in Delaware, as part of the Downtown ... read more...

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Received Nine Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applications under the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) received nine (9) Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications under the 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) approved by Governor Jack Markell.  Of the nine (9) applications, three (3) of them are seeking non-competitive 4% Low Income Housing ... read more...

Note for 2014 Delaware Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applications also Seeking Housing Development Fund (HDF) Financing

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) sent out an e-mail requesting those Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Applicants for either 4% or 9% tax credits also seeking Housing Development Fund (HDF) financing to submit a request as soon as possible to the Delaware State Housing Authority ... read more...

2014 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application Deadline for Delaware Approaching

Per the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) adopted by Governor Jack Markell, the 2014 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application (LIHTC) deadline is quickly approaching for Delaware.  I thought this may be a good time to post a reminder.  Applications are due on or before April 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM ... read more...

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...