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March 2024
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Home Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Four New Habitat Homeowners in Middletown, Delaware

Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Four New Habitat Homeowners in Middletown

Middletown, DE, March 12, 2024 – Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (Habitat NCC) is proud to announce the Dedication ceremony for four new Habitat homeowners in Middletown, DE. This event marks a significant milestone for these families, as they receive the keys to their new homes and embark on a journey of stability and empowerment. 

Event details 

Date: March 14th, 2024 

Time: 10:00 AM 

Location: 117/117a & 119/119a East Lake St, Middletown, DE 19709 

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March 2024
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VIDEO | Renovation with a purpose: Sunday Breakfast Mission and Habitat working together

Two homes on East 2nd Street in Wilmington certainly need a lot of work, but a new partnership will make sure the renovation is completed.

Sunday Breakfast Mission, which serves people facing homelessness, poverty and addiction, also promotes their growth spiritually and otherwise. Beyond the shelter’s walls, it’s been acquiring several homes that are being fixed up utilizing the knowledge and skills of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.

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February 2024
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New Open Market Program Home For Sale in New Castle

At Habitat NCC, we understand the difficulty of securing an affordable home in New Castle County. Our Open Market Homes program aims to address this challenge by periodically providing reasonably priced homes to eligible families and individuals. To qualify, applicants must have an income up to 80% of HUD’s Area Median Income guidelines found here. https://www.destatehousing.com/Renters/rentersmedia/hud_incomelimits.pdf

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January 2024
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Headed to the Capitol for Habitat on the Hill 2024

Habitat on the Hill, Habitat’s premier legislative conference, annually mobilizes nearly 400 Habitat staff members, board members, homeowners, resident leaders, volunteers and emerging leaders together in Washington, D.C. United by a common purpose, participants represent their communities; engage with each other; learn from esteemed experts in housing; and collaboratively strategize to champion policies that drive home affordability at the local, state and federal levels.

 

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December 2023
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Request For Proposals: Eastside 2035: Community Revitalization Action Plan

The deadline to submit a proposal is on February 9, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. Finalists will be interviewed on February 22, 2024, from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm. For more information, contact Roshida Austin, Project Manager, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, at RAUSTIN@HABITATNCC.ORG.

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) and Central Baptist Community Development Corporation (CBCDC) are partnering to facilitate the development of a resident-centered revitalization plan for the Eastside neighborhood, to be completed by October 2024.

For full details, click HERE

 

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December 2023
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Habitat for Humanity, Blenheim Homes partner on new dwelling in Simonds Gardens

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County completed a new home in Simonds Gardens in the Route 9 Corridor between New Castle and Wilmington.

The new home was a collaborative effort with the homeowner, Habitat NCC, Wells Fargo, Blenheim Homes, and New Castle County.

It’s the first-of-its-kind partnership between Habitat NCC and Blenheim Homes, under the Moderately Priced Dwelling Units ordinance in New Castle County.

Kevin Smith, CEO of Habitat NCC, said the “ongoing commitment in Simonds Gardens has been multifaceted, encompassing new home construction, essential repairs, and wide-reaching neighborhood revitalization efforts.”

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November 2023
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Delaware Habitat’s Seeking Occupational Therapists for New Older Adults Home Modification Program

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) and Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH), seek proposals from Licensed Occupational Therapists (OT) to provide state-wide in-home services as part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP).

It is anticipated this RFP may result in a contract award to multiple contractors. This RFP is designed to provide interested parties with sufficient basic information to submit proposals meeting minimum requirements.

Anticipated Timeline
1. Request for Proposal issuance: November 27, 2023
2. Deadline for submission: December 22, 2023
3. Anticipated selection of vendor: January 12, 2024
4. Anticipated contract start: January 29, 2024

Click here to read the full RFP.

 

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November 2023
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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Dedicates a New Home Built in Wilmington, Strengthening Community and Addressing Housing Needs

Wilmington, DE, November 20, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (Habitat NCC) is excited to announce another new home in Simonds Gardens, a significant step in combating the affordable housing shortage in Wilmington. This new home exemplifies a collaborative effort between the homeowner, Habitat NCC, Wells Fargo, Blenheim Homes, and New Castle County.

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November 2023
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Remembering Rosalynn Carter

Multiplying Good joins the nation in mourning the loss of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. She dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for people across the globe. 

In 1996, Rosalynn Carter received the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged in recognition of her work as a tireless advocate for improving and addressing mental health needs. 

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November 2023
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Making Affordable Housing a Priority

OUR COUNTRY is in a severe housing crisis, compounded by a lack of supply, high interest rates, shortage of construction labor, increase in material costs, and restrictive zoning, to name a few. Some might even say we have a perfect storm where all these factors have come together to create a dynamic where more and more people cannot afford their housing.

This crisis doesn’t just affect those experiencing homelessness or struggling to get out of poverty. Low to moderate-income workers, skilled laborers, college graduates, police officers, teachers, and others are impacted by housing costs that are too high. Across the housing continuum there are simply not enough units. In functional housing markets, there would be ample housing at all levels.

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