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The Danneman Firm assists the Food Bank of Delaware

    The Danneman Firm was proud to provide legal services and partner with The Food Bank of Delaware, a critical organization for distributing food for those in need. The Firm donated services to help in the settlement process for the Food Bank’s new facility (222 Lake Drive) which ... read more...

Delaware’s 2019 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Awards

The 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Application results are in. The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) chose to award only three of the five applicants for total requests of $3,000,000. All three projects were under the Family distinction. They are: (1) Pennrose, LLC on behalf of ... read more...

HUD Accuses Facebook of Perpetuating Housing Discrimination

“Discrimination in housing-related advertising is against the law” said Paul Compton, general counsel for The Department of Housing and Urban Development. This sentiment was further stated by HUD Secretary Ben Carson who made clear that using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices based ... read more...

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...

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...

Turns Out Mitigation Costs Less Than Rebuilding

A report from the National Institute of Building Sciences found that each dollar spent on hazard mitigation can save the nation six dollars in disaster recovery costs. That’s the bottom line; making a structure resilient before a natural hazard (like a storm or flood) is far less expensive than ... read more...

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Revises the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Comment and Response Process

Council on Housing (COH) held a public session today at 2:00 p.m. at Buena Vista, Newark, Delaware.  At this meeting, Mr. Anas Ben Addi, Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), announced that the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) comment process was being revised to include two ... read more...

December Council on Housing (COH) Public Session

On December 8, 2010, Delaware’s Council on Housing (COH)  held a public session. I have posted the following handouts that were provided at the meeting: -Agenda; -2011 Council on Housing (COH) proposed meeting schedule; and -November 10, 2010 Meeting Minutes. The next meeting is scheduled for ... read more...

November Council on Housing (COH) Public Session

On November 10, 2010, Delaware’s Council on Housing (COH)  held a public session. I have posted the following handouts that were provided at the meeting: -Agenda; -October 13, 2010 Meeting Minutes; -Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) tax credit overview presentation on how tax credits ... read more...

May 2010 Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Council on Housing Meeting

The May 2010 Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Council on Housing Meeting happened this week.  With budget requests pending and some smaller nonprofit grant requests in process, I expected it to be a routine meeting with no surprises.  That was not exactly the case. The minutes for the ... read more...