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February 2019
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Delaware has an affordable housing problem. Here’s one way you can help.

by Delaware Online / Kevin Smith

The recent government shutdown has demonstrated not only the concern citizens have for their fellow citizens who work for the federal government, but also just how close to the edge of homelessness most of us are if we miss two or more paychecks.

The face of those needing affordable housing is changing. It is not just for those who are homeless, or those working low wage jobs, but also includes college students graduating with mountains of debt or those making middle income wages who don’t have perfect credit scores.

Just last week, Habitat for Humanity dedicated three homes in Middletown. One of those new homebuyers is a young college graduate who works for a university. Without Habitat for Humanity’s home-buying program, she might wait a long time before she could ever buy a home.

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