Accessible Voting Restored for July 7 Primary

June 29, 2020 Accessible Voting Available for July 7th Presidential Primary The Delaware Department of Elections (“Department”) and Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“DLP”) are pleased to announce the reactivation of Delaware’s pilot accessible absentee voting program through Democracy Live. This system offers electronic delivery of accessible ballots, a ballot marking…

DELAWARE HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DE HAP)

To assist Delawareans facing financial hardships because of the COVID-19 health crisis, the Delaware State Housing Authority has created the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP). This program provides emergency housing assistance to renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Households are eligible for…

ATTENTION DELAWARE RENTERS!

It is NEVER legal to evict someone WITHOUT a court order. Delaware Courts are closed until at least May 15, 2020. In general, NO evictions will happen until after the courts open again. The Governor of Delaware has ordered that no evictions can happen during the COVID-19 emergency. It is possible, though, there may be…

Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Visit https://delegalhelplink.org/covid-19-resources for a complete list of resources available to individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The links to the Delaware Department of Education and a story by WDEL provide information for families to find food distribution points, resources for home learning, and information about how to talk to your kids about…

JP Court Halts Evictions

Today Justice of the Peace Court issued an order suspending most civil cases including evictions effective Tuesday, March 17, with some minor exceptions. Thank you Chief Magistrate Davis for demonstrating the leadership and concern for vulnerable Delawareans in taking this action to ensure that more people don’t become homeless during a public health crisis. Read…

DLP Inviting Comments on Program Priorities

WE’RE INVITING COMMENTS ON PRIORITIES For our PADD, PAIR, PAIMI, PATBI, PAAT Programs The DLP proposes to adopt revised priorities for the the fiscal year beginning October 2019 (FY20). We invite comments on the proposed priorities. Comments may be submitted to Susan Henry through any of the following methods: * send email to Susan Henry…

Attorney Gil Pierre Reflects on her Time at CLASI

Staff attorney and Roxanna C. Arsht Fellowship recipient reflects on her two years at CLASI and the lessons she’s learned from her colleagues and clients in this thoughtful piece in the May issue of the Delaware State Bar Association Journal. A copy of the article can be found here. Source: Delaware State Bar Association Journal,…