State Housing Authority honored


DOVER — The Delaware State Housing Authority has received national recognition for three of its newest programs.
The agency was honored with a 2020 Annual Award for Program Excellence during the National Council of State Housing Agencies annual conference.
DSHA received the most awards of any state housing authority in the country. The conference was held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The awards recognized the success of DSHA’s Eviction Defense Program, its COVID-19 rental-assistance program and “Homes for Grads,” a homeownership program offering lower interest rates for recent college graduates.
“We are honored to receive these awards on behalf of our partners and the many Delawareans who have benefitted from these programs,” DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi said in a statement. “Throughout the pandemic, we have helped individuals and families across Delaware remain in their homes through programs like the Delaware Housing Assistance Program and the Eviction Defense Program. We are proud to be recognized by our peers for our efforts and for the innovative work we are doing.”