Housing Alliance Delaware is conducting a search for a talented and experienced Executive Director to lead this new organization. Housing Alliance Delaware represents the merger of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware and the Delaware Housing Coalition. The Executive Director will work closely with a new Board of Directors to fully integrate the individual non-profit organizations into one. You are being sent this notice because you are an important stakeholder in the community on issues of housing and homelessness. Please feel free to share this information with others. The job posting can be found here: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/share/jr/view/job/J6cKP7j6FkMD/.
Centralized Intake (CI) is the process by which Delaware coordinates entry into the homeless response system, including access to emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The coordinated entry process ensures that all people experiencing homelessness have equal access to homeless assistance, people with the greatest needs are prioritized for assistance, and that communities have information about needs and gaps in services.
Go to our resources page to see both a fact sheet and the full report from this year's point in time count conducted in January 2016.
The U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Thursday condemned the United States for criminalizing homelessness, calling it "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" that violates international human rights treaty obligations. It also called upon the U.S. government to take corrective action, following a two-day review of U.S. government compliance with a human rights treaty ratified in 1992.
"Ending Discrimination for Delaware's Homeless: Protecting the Rights of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens" was produced by the Policy Committee on Ending Homelessness in Delaware, a working group of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware.
"A polar air mass that’s hardened the Upper Midwest and much of the eastern U.S. in a deep freeze has taken an especially harsh toll on homeless people across the country. While shelters across the region have extended their hours and made more beds available, outreach workers are on the streets helping the nation's homeless who remain out in the bitter cold."
"Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday."
"And the story, as it turns out, is much more complicated than we ever thought. New York City officials say Hillman has had an apartment but, for some reason, returns to the streets. Despite veterans benefits, federal Section 8 assistance and Social Security, he sits on the cold New York pavement and, barefoot, walks its streets."
An article from the News Journal on July 8, 2012 about what homes mean to us!
On Friday, June 8th, the 1st State Streets 2 Homes released their Community Update from the Registry Week held June 2-8th. Over 186 persons were surveyed, and 71 persons are vulnerable.
Our first day of the Campaign was a huge success. Statewide there were over 50 persons met and 44 surveyed. Just under half of them met the criteria for vulnerably homeless.
Delaware Pledges to move 75 of the state’s most vulnerable homeless individuals and families into permanent housing by July 1, 2013.
In August 2011, Delaware joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative that is bringing change agents together to find homes for 100,000 vulnerable, long-term homeless individuals and families nationally by 2014. Together, we are fundamentally altering our response to homelessness! As part of the 100,000 Homes initiative, campaign partners are coordinating Delaware's Registry Week, June 2-8th, when more than 300 volunteers will take to the streets to survey and identify Delaware's most vulnerable homeless. The information collected during Delaware's Registry Week will be used to create a by-name registry that will serve to prioritize those homeless individuals who have been living on the streets the longest and quickly move them into permanent housing. The Campaign relies on Delaware's leading homeless service providers, as well as the public and private sectors, to commit resources including housing units, supportive services and supplies.
Each of the three housing jurisdictions (City of Wilmington, New Castle County and Delaware State Housing Authority are required to make their Action Plans available for public comment before they are submitted to HUD. To make it easier for you to find them in one location, we have created a special page on our website for these Resources.
On January 25, 2012, the Georgetown Town Council voted to override the Planning Commission’s January 18 decision to approve Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services’ (SCCHS) request for a conditional use permit (CASE #2011-02). This application proposes to replace existing buildings on their property with new, well-designed, energy-efficient buildings to be built through the charitable donation of a local Georgetown family, constructed in conjunction with Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) a respected, seasoned local housing developer.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $5.1 million to renew funding to 23 homeless programs operating in Delaware. The funding announced today will ensure these housing and service programs remain operating in 2012 and are a critical part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.
On November 15, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council and Delaware - NAHRO sponsored a one-day housing conference. The materials from that event are posted on this page.
On October 26, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware submitted the 2011 Continuum of Care application for funding of Supportive Housing Programs from U.S. Housing and Urban Development. The application can be accessed by opening the full article.
Sometimes, the best advocacy for the homeless has nothing to do with homeless people. Take, for example, this video that's taking the Internet by storm. In it, a man who appears to be panhandling is filmed doing a truly rousing lip dub of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure," with two Kermit the Frog puppets as vocalists.
On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware released a Request For Proposal for $300,557 for a new permanent housing program for homeless persons in Delaware. See the Public Notice by clicking above.
Homeless Service Providers throughout the State will be opening their doors to house the unsheltered during Hurricane Irene. For a listing of open programs, please click here.
Find out more about the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware in Content Delaware's Non-Profit Spotlight.
As nonprofit groups struggle with declining donations and tight budgets -- with some even merging, consolidating or closing sites -- the Ministry of Caring is undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion. The nonprofit ministry has a $5 million array of renovation and construction projects under way, with old facilities being redone and new ones created, including a full-time volunteer corps site. All the work is paid for already with a variety of grants.
On May 4, 2011, Delaware State Housing Authority presented their capital budget proposal to Delaware's Joint Committee on Capital Improvements. As part of DSHA's request, they are asking for $1.5 million to begin operations of a State Rental Assistance Program.
On Tuesday, April 11, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council hosted its Annual Meeting at the Dover Sheraton Hotel. Nearly 100 people attended the meeting.
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