Commentary: Delaware taxpayers being shortchanged on leased-land housing

Delaware housing is at a crisis level due to the lack of affordable housing. The cost of housing is a factor in the yin and yang of minimum wage. According to Tom Koprowski, of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, who presented at the Housing Alliance Delaware meeting this year, stable housing is linked to […]

Commentary: Fair housing no longer exists in Sussex

Please help me spread the word about the current housing crisis and the lack of fair housing opportunities for the working poor in Sussex County! I am seeing how those who are earning less than $21 an hour are being pushed out of Sussex County because of steadily increasing housing costs month after month as […]

Letter to the Editor: Affordable housing opportunity

Do you know how unrelated individuals who are living together in sobriety are considered “single families” under the Federal Fair Housing Act? This is nothing new but for some reason, the topic is not talked about often enough, so people should be informed about this potential resource that can be created by groups who wish […]

State housing program aids recent college graduates

DOVER — Dr. Tony Allen eyed local realtors and said “You see us as the market.” Delaware State University’s provost indirectly included Wesley College and the University of Delaware with his school. A $10 million Delaware State Housing Authority initiative for prospective young home buyers launched during a Thursday morning ceremony and opened for business […]

NCALL to build new multi-purpose center in downtown Dover

DOVER — The National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Research Fund, better known as NCALL, is usually in the business of helping to create new affordable housing in the Restoring Central Dover target area within the city’s Downtown Development District (DDD), alongside its partner Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity. However, this year, NCALL is […]

Recruiting, retaining landlords housing locator’s mission

GEORGETOWN — Several months ago, Ryan Leonardo of the Sussex Community Crisis Housing Service assumed his new role as housing locator. The mission: address homelessness by matching willing landlords with those seeking a roof over their heads. “What I am tasked is to do recruit and retain landlords throughout the county that are willing to […]

Bill would create legal fund for manufactured housing

DOVER — To the delight of the handful of advocates watching, the Senate approved legislation Thursday that would create a shared legal fund for residents of manufactured housing communities. The measure, which passed the House in March, now goes back to the other chamber because senators attached an amendment. While the House vote was close, […]

Commentary: Remember the unsheltered during Holy Week

As many of us walk with Jesus through Holy Week this week, please remember the unsheltered in our county who carry heavy crosses of exhaustion, of stress, of rejection, of hunger, of homelessness, of the lack of resources and the lack of a place to belong. I believe that in the eyes of our unsheltered […]

Commentary: How to level the housing playing field

Ten years after the housing market crash, we are still a nation at risk. If we are not careful, we could find ourselves plunging head-first into a repeat crash. Despite gains in more responsible lending, we are still ignoring the lessons learned. One of the most significant lessons is that partnering with an organization that […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Manufactured housing tenants – vote Democratic

The manufactured housing tenants must unite to effectively stop landowners from continuing predatory pricing practices. In 2013, then-Gov. Jack Markell signed the Rent Justification Act sponsored by Democrat Bruce Ennis and co-sponsored by several others in his party. The law was enacted to finally give over 70,000 tenants in almost 200 manufactured home communities protection […]