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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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October 2023
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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Unveils Latest Neighborhood Revitalization Project on the Northeast side of Wilmington

Wilmington, DE, October 24, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) is persistently tackling the issue of neighborhood blight on the Northeast side of Wilmington, thanks to financial support from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and Healthy Communities Delaware.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Press Conference will mark the completion of the project on October 25th at 9:30 a.m. at 1100 Brandywine Street, Wilmington, DE.

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September 2023
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Senators Carper, Coons join Habitat for Humanity International CEO for review of community revitalization projects in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) today joined Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford for a bus tour highlighting multiple Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County projects underway around the city of Wilmington.

Throughout the day, stakeholders involved with the projects joined the tour, including financial supporters and community members benefiting from Habitat’s efforts. The bus tour visited Stubbs Early Education Center, a Critical Home Repairs site in the 500 block of East 9th Street, multiple projects between the 800 and 1000 block of Bennett Street, and a Prices Run neighborhood site at Lamotte and East 22nd streets. The stops put on full display the breadth of work undertaken by Habitat for Humanity locally.

In the evening, Senator Coons, Reckford, and Dr. Andre M. Perry, author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities,” participated in the “Affordable Housing Summit: Perspectives to Address the Crisis at the Local, Federal, and Global Levels,” a conversation moderated by New Castle County Habitat for Humanity CEO Kevin Smith. The event was hosted at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall.

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August 2023
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Delaware Habitat for Humanity to give $3 million for homeowners requiring critical repairs

[DOVER, DE August 7th, 2023] – All three Delaware Habitat for Humanity organizations, along with the Delaware State Housing Authority, have announced that they will be beginning a $3 million dollar grant program meant to help homeowners make critical repairs that they can not afford due to the effects of COVID-19.

The maximum amount awarded by the Delaware Homeowner Assistance Fund Home Repair Program is per household is $20,000, says the authority. Here are their eligibility requirements:

  • household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI)
  • the property must be the homeowner’s primary residence
  • the financial hardship must have occurred after January 21, 2020
  • the property must be a single-family, detached or attached home or townhouse, a one-to-four-unit single-family condominium, or a mobile or manufactured home.
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August 2023
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Habitat for Humanity Organizations Launch Statewide Older Adults Home Modifications Program

[GEORGETOWN, DE, August 4, 2023]Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity are launching a statewide program to reduce barriers to aging in place modifications for low-income older adults in the State of Delaware. This program is made possible by a recently awarded Older Adults Home Modification Program (OAHMP) grant of $1,248,216 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program is especially needed in Delaware. U.S. Census data shows more than 64,000 Delawareans aged 62 years and older own their residence and live on less than 80% of the area median income.

 

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July 2023
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VIDEO | ‘I’m very blessed’ – First buyer commits to moving into new Habitat project on Wilmington’s East Side

A dozen new townhomes are coming to Wilmington’s east side, to be made available to first-time home buyers.

Bennett Point is part of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s ongoing partnership with Wilmington and local investors – with state and federal support – to be a part of the community’s revitalization. The homes will go up at what’s currently vacant property in the 900-block of Bennett Street, and a couple of existing homes will be replaced.

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July 2023
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Habitat for Humanity NCC Breaks Ground on 12 New Affordable Homes on Wilmington’s Eastside

Wilmington, DE, July 6, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (Habitat NCC) continues to address Wilmington’s affordable housing shortage by building 12 new townhomes on Wilmington’s Eastside. These new homes are funded by local, state, and federal investors.

The Bennett Point Groundbreaking will be held on July 11th at 11 am, on the 900 block of Bennett St.

 

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May 2023
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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Announces the Launch of Almost Home – a New Pathway to Affordable Homeownership

Wilmington, DE, April 27, 2023 –(PR.com)– Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County (HFHNCC) is pleased to announce the launch of Almost Home, a new program to help more low-income individuals become homeowners. Made possible by funding from New Castle County and JPMorgan Chase, Almost Home is one of Habitat’s ways of creatively addressing New Castle County’s affordable housing crisis.

[read the full Press Release here]

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