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Governor Carney, DSHA, New Castle County Announce $40 Million in Housing AssistanceDate Posted: August 10, 2020
EVENT CHANGE OF VENUE—Delaware’s 2020 Chautauqua changed to virtual formatDate Posted: August 10, 2020
K-5 Family Crisis Therapists Engage Families, Children This SummerDate Posted: August 10, 2020
Regulations That Can Increase Affordability Of Medications AnnouncedDate Posted: August 10, 2020
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DNREC Offers Yard Waste Management Guidance for Debris from Tropical Storm IsaiasDate Posted: August 7, 2020
DNREC Coastal Cleanup Encourages Residents and Visitors to Clean Up Trash Close to HomeDate Posted: August 5, 2020
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: August 5, 2020
Important Insurance Reminders After Tropical Storm IsaiasDate Posted: August 5, 2020
Mysterious seeds continue to show up in Delaware mailboxesDate Posted: August 4, 2020
Governor Carney Declares State of Emergency to Coordinate Tropical Storm Response and RecoveryDate Posted: August 4, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Delaware Schools May Open in Hybrid ScenarioDate Posted: August 4, 2020
El programa SNAP de Delaware emite beneficios de emergencia adicionales disponibles a partir del 31 de julioDate Posted: August 4, 2020
Tropical Storm Isaias Damage ReportingDate Posted: August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020 – COVID19 Press BriefingDate Posted: August 4, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Tart” by Chloe McEldowneyDate Posted: August 4, 2020
Public comment sought for “Forest Action Plan”Date Posted: August 3, 2020
Tropical Storm Warning for DelawareDate Posted: August 3, 2020
DelDOT Advisory for Tropical Storm ImpactDate Posted: August 3, 2020
DNREC’s Basic Hunter Education Course Only Available Online and at No CostDate Posted: August 3, 2020
Governor Carney Creates Workforce Development Program for Unemployed and Underemployed DelawareansDate Posted: August 3, 2020
Navarro Urges Residents to Prepare for Tropical Storm IsaiasDate Posted: August 3, 2020
Delaware’s SNAP Program Issues Additional Emergency Benefits Available Starting July 31Date Posted: July 31, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: DPH Continues to Announce New Cases, Recoveries, and Deaths; Decline in HospitalizationsDate Posted: July 31, 2020
DNREC Lifts Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth BeachDate Posted: July 31, 2020
Unemployment Benefits Will Decrease By $600 Per Week After August 1, 2020Date Posted: July 30, 2020
DNREC Young Environmentalists of the Year Announced at Delaware State FairDate Posted: July 30, 2020
DNREC Issues Recreational Swimming Advisory for Rehoboth BeachDate Posted: July 30, 2020
DNREC Extends Public Comment Period Until Aug. 15 on Croda Permit ApplicationDate Posted: July 29, 2020
Division of the Arts Announces 2020 Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist Virtual RetreatDate Posted: July 29, 2020
Incoming Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social ServicesDate Posted: July 29, 2020
State Auditor McGuiness Announces Creation of a National COVID-19 Data Quality Audit TemplateDate Posted: July 28, 2020
July 28, 2020 – COVID19 Press BriefingDate Posted: July 28, 2020
Delawareans report receiving mysterious packages of plant seedsDate Posted: July 27, 2020
GACEC Director on Delmarva Life Speaking About ADA and Deldhub.comDate Posted: July 27, 2020
Public Health Encourages COVID-19 Testing for Attendees of Dover Church, Church ConferencesDate Posted: July 27, 2020
Governor Carney Signs 24th Modification to State of Emergency DeclarationDate Posted: July 24, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: DPH Announces New Cases, Identifies Additional Deaths Through Vital Records ReviewDate Posted: July 24, 2020
Delaware Residents Warned of Unclaimed Property ScamDate Posted: July 23, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Inductees for 2020 and 2021Date Posted: July 23, 2020
Treasurer Davis Urges Change to Protect Financial Freedom of People with DisabilitiesDate Posted: July 23, 2020
DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Reopen Friday After Cleaning, Negative TestsDate Posted: July 23, 2020
DPH, Healthy Communities Delaware Announce Funding to Support Community-Level COVID-19 Response ProjectsDate Posted: July 23, 2020
The Delaware Department of Labor Issues Guidelines for Employers and Employees Regarding Returning to Work.Date Posted: July 22, 2020
DNREC Asking the Public to Report Sightings of Wild Turkeys During July and AugustDate Posted: July 22, 2020
Former Legislative Hall Employee Charged With Felony TheftDate Posted: July 21, 2020
Lifetime CDL Ban for Human Trafficking Conviction Signed Into LawDate Posted: July 21, 2020
ATLAS™ Website Launches to Help Delawareans Navigate to Appropriate Addiction TreatmentDate Posted: July 21, 2020
Delaware Department of Labor Announces Additional Extended Benefits for UnemploymentDate Posted: July 20, 2020
Commissioner Navarro Partners with Aquila to Distribute Overdose MedicationDate Posted: July 20, 2020
#MaskUpDEDate Posted: July 19, 2020
Governor Carney Urges Delawareans to Stay Safe During Excessive HeatDate Posted: July 18, 2020
Governor Carney on the Passing of Congressman John LewisDate Posted: July 18, 2020
Flag lowering for Rep. John LewisDate Posted: July 18, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: Public Health Continues to Announce New Positive Cases; Hospitalizations, Deaths Remain SteadyDate Posted: July 17, 2020
Ex-daycare worker indicted for Murder, 52 counts of Child Abuse following infant homicide investigationDate Posted: July 17, 2020
Jennings announces settlement with Universal Health Services regarding allegations of improper admissions, dischargesDate Posted: July 17, 2020
Trinidad Navarro Statement on Signing of Telemedicine BillDate Posted: July 17, 2020
Killens Pond Water Park Closed Due to Staff Member With COVID-19 Positive TestDate Posted: July 17, 2020
Conservation Project Cleans Indian River and Expands Wildlife AreaDate Posted: July 16, 2020
Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services Releases Draft Strategic Plan for Public CommentDate Posted: July 16, 2020
State of Delaware Announces Guidance for Reopening of Schools for 2020-21 Academic YearDate Posted: July 15, 2020
New Christina River Bridge at Wilmington Riverfront Dedicated to Former State Senator Margaret Rose HenryDate Posted: July 15, 2020
DNREC Natural Resources Police Make Arrests in Wildlife Animal Cruelty CaseDate Posted: July 15, 2020
GACEC Launches New Disability WebsiteDate Posted: July 15, 2020
Public Health Announces Update to Statewide COVID-19 Testing PlanDate Posted: July 15, 2020
GACEC in honor of ADA’s 30th Year hosts Boundless A Musical Journey in ZoomDate Posted: July 15, 2020
Delaware Hunting Licenses and Conservation Access Passes Now Easier to Purchase OnlineDate Posted: July 14, 2020
State Treasurer Urges Caution to Those Making Withdrawals From Retirement FundsDate Posted: July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: July 14, 2020
Delaware Forest Service awards volunteer fire grantsDate Posted: July 13, 2020
Life Insurance Policy Locator finds over $3.5 Million for UsersDate Posted: July 13, 2020
Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse to be repaintedDate Posted: July 10, 2020
Four Delaware Arts Organizations Receive $50,000 in CARES Act FundingDate Posted: July 10, 2020
Public Health Announces 121 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in Delaware, 0 New DeathsDate Posted: July 10, 2020
DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Open SaturdayDate Posted: July 10, 2020
Statewide Family Reentry Pilot Program LaunchedDate Posted: July 9, 2020
Public Health Announces 69 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in Delaware, 2 New DeathsDate Posted: July 9, 2020
DSP Lt. Col. Melissa A. Zebley Named Superintendent Of Delaware State PoliceDate Posted: July 9, 2020
Flags to be lowered Friday, July 10 for passing of former Rep. Donald ClarkDate Posted: July 9, 2020
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Public Health Announces 48 Additional Positive COVID-19 Cases in Delaware, 1 New DeathDate Posted: July 8, 2020
Public Health Announces 121 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, Two New DeathsDate Posted: July 7, 2020
Changes at GACECDate Posted: July 7, 2020
Delaware Solar Installation Grant Incentive IncreasedDate Posted: July 7, 2020
DelDOT Marks Completion of Multiple Projects in First Half of 2020Date Posted: July 7, 2020
Emergency Sirens To Be TestedDate Posted: July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: July 7, 2020
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of EmergencyDate Posted: July 6, 2020
Delaware Coastal Cleanup – With Precautions – Set for Sept. 12 to Help Keep DE Litter FreeDate Posted: July 6, 2020
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Governor Carney, DSHA, New Castle County Announce $40 Million in Housing Assistance
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Monday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19, and announced that emergency mortgage assistance is now available for homeowners who have missed payments due to the pandemic.
The State of Delaware and New Castle County will contribute a combined $40 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide payments for qualified applications to both the rental and mortgage assistance programs.  
“We know many Delawareans continue to face a very challenging time as they struggle with the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Governor John Carney. “By reopening the rental assistance program and providing similar financial assistance to homeowners, we hope to help more Delaware families stay in their homes both during and after the pandemic.” 
“We know that many of our neighbors remain unemployed or underemployed and are struggling to keep a roof over their heads,” said DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi. “Today’s announcement builds on our efforts to prevent evictions and foreclosures resulting from the pandemic and will allow DSHA and our partners the opportunity to better assist both renters and homeowners throughout the state with their housing needs.” 
“No one should be thrown out on the street due to the inability to pay their rent or mortgage during a public health emergency,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “Since day one of the COVID-19 pandemic, our county government has focused on protecting New Castle County’s most vulnerable residents. We have partnered with the state on these efforts throughout the pandemic, and I am thankful for the leadership Governor Carney and Director Ben Addi have shown by reopening the rental assistance program and the start of emergency mortgage assistance. I am proud that $20 million of our CARES Act funding will go to support these programs that will continue to enable so many families to have a place to call home.” 
DE HAP provides financial assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Under the revised program guidelines, eligible households can now receive up to $5,000 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner. The program was first launched in March and temporarily paused in late April due to overwhelming response and to allow DSHA to review federal funding opportunities provided by the CARES Act. 
To be eligible for DE HAP, applicants must reside in Delaware and have a maximum household income post-pandemic at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. Income eligibility per county for DE HAP can be found on DSHA’s website. 
With the relaunch of DE HAP, applications must now be submitted by landlords or property owners on behalf of tenants through a newly created application portal on DSHA’s website. DSHA’s website provides a step-by-step tutorial video and Frequently Asked Questions for landlords submitting applications to DE HAP. 
On July 1, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March but ordered that all evictions would continue to be stayed to permit the Justice of the Peace Courts to determine whether the parties would benefit from a court-supervised mediation or a newly created alternative dispute resolution program.  
The reopening of the DE HAP program, coupled with the Court’s mediation and alternative dispute resolution programs, will allow DSHA to assist renters at risk of eviction and help keep many of them in their homes in the months to come.  
“Many Delaware families are one missed rent payment away from facing an eviction filed against them that could result in homelessness,” said Housing Alliance Delaware Executive Director Rachel Stucker. “Housing Alliance Delaware is very happy to see DSHA and New Castle County responding to this important housing need. If we can keep Delaware families in their homes, we can help them avoid the trauma of homelessness and the significant risks associated with not having a safe home during a public health emergency.” 
DSHA is also providing emergency housing assistance to homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the organization’s existing Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (DEMAP). The program will assist homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure because of a pandemic-related job loss, reduced work hours or unpaid leave. Eligible homeowners can apply for up to $5,000 per household, paid directly to the mortgage servicer. 
To be eligible for the emergency mortgage assistance, the applicant must own their home in Delaware and it must be their primary residence. Homeowners must also have a maximum household income post-pandemic at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. In Kent and Sussex counties, the maximum household income limit is $65,520 and in New Castle County, the maximum household income limit is $77,280.  
DSHA is working closely with several HUD-approved housing counseling agencies throughout the state, including First State Community Action Agency, who will be processing applications for the emergency mortgage assistance program. 
“First State Community Action Agency is honored to partner with DSHA to help assist homeowners throughout our state who are struggling with their mortgage payments due to the pandemic,” said Executive Director Bernice Edwards. “The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on almost every industry in our state, and we know many Delawareans are facing difficult financial decisions right now. We are hopeful this assistance will help those households stay current on their mortgage during the health crisis.” 
More information on the COVID-19 rental and mortgage assistance programs is available at www.destatehousing.com/covid19.  
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Governor Carney, DSHA, New Castle County Announce $40 Million in Housing Assistance
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Monday announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19, and announced that emergency mortgage assistance is now available for homeowners who have missed payments due to the pandemic.
The State of Delaware and New Castle County will contribute a combined $40 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide payments for qualified applications to both the rental and mortgage assistance programs.  
“We know many Delawareans continue to face a very challenging time as they struggle with the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Governor John Carney. “By reopening the rental assistance program and providing similar financial assistance to homeowners, we hope to help more Delaware families stay in their homes both during and after the pandemic.” 
“We know that many of our neighbors remain unemployed or underemployed and are struggling to keep a roof over their heads,” said DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi. “Today’s announcement builds on our efforts to prevent evictions and foreclosures resulting from the pandemic and will allow DSHA and our partners the opportunity to better assist both renters and homeowners throughout the state with their housing needs.” 
“No one should be thrown out on the street due to the inability to pay their rent or mortgage during a public health emergency,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “Since day one of the COVID-19 pandemic, our county government has focused on protecting New Castle County’s most vulnerable residents. We have partnered with the state on these efforts throughout the pandemic, and I am thankful for the leadership Governor Carney and Director Ben Addi have shown by reopening the rental assistance program and the start of emergency mortgage assistance. I am proud that $20 million of our CARES Act funding will go to support these programs that will continue to enable so many families to have a place to call home.” 
DE HAP provides financial assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours, or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Under the revised program guidelines, eligible households can now receive up to $5,000 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner. The program was first launched in March and temporarily paused in late April due to overwhelming response and to allow DSHA to review federal funding opportunities provided by the CARES Act. 
To be eligible for DE HAP, applicants must reside in Delaware and have a maximum household income post-pandemic at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. Income eligibility per county for DE HAP can be found on DSHA’s website. 
With the relaunch of DE HAP, applications must now be submitted by landlords or property owners on behalf of tenants through a newly created application portal on DSHA’s website. DSHA’s website provides a step-by-step tutorial video and Frequently Asked Questions for landlords submitting applications to DE HAP. 
On July 1, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March but ordered that all evictions would continue to be stayed to permit the Justice of the Peace Courts to determine whether the parties would benefit from a court-supervised mediation or a newly created alternative dispute resolution program.  
The reopening of the DE HAP program, coupled with the Court’s mediation and alternative dispute resolution programs, will allow DSHA to assist renters at risk of eviction and help keep many of them in their homes in the months to come.  
“Many Delaware families are one missed rent payment away from facing an eviction filed against them that could result in homelessness,” said Housing Alliance Delaware Executive Director Rachel Stucker. “Housing Alliance Delaware is very happy to see DSHA and New Castle County responding to this important housing need. If we can keep Delaware families in their homes, we can help them avoid the trauma of homelessness and the significant risks associated with not having a safe home during a public health emergency.” 
DSHA is also providing emergency housing assistance to homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the organization’s existing Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (DEMAP). The program will assist homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure because of a pandemic-related job loss, reduced work hours or unpaid leave. Eligible homeowners can apply for up to $5,000 per household, paid directly to the mortgage servicer. 
To be eligible for the emergency mortgage assistance, the applicant must own their home in Delaware and it must be their primary residence. Homeowners must also have a maximum household income post-pandemic at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. In Kent and Sussex counties, the maximum household income limit is $65,520 and in New Castle County, the maximum household income limit is $77,280.  
DSHA is working closely with several HUD-approved housing counseling agencies throughout the state, including First State Community Action Agency, who will be processing applications for the emergency mortgage assistance program. 
“First State Community Action Agency is honored to partner with DSHA to help assist homeowners throughout our state who are struggling with their mortgage payments due to the pandemic,” said Executive Director Bernice Edwards. “The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on almost every industry in our state, and we know many Delawareans are facing difficult financial decisions right now. We are hopeful this assistance will help those households stay current on their mortgage during the health crisis.” 
More information on the COVID-19 rental and mortgage assistance programs is available at www.destatehousing.com/covid19.  
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