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 up to $1,500 in assistance, with payments made directly to the property owner or utility company.

Click the link below for an application. Applications must be submitted via email to

To be eligible for DE HAP, applicants must reside in Delaware and meet certain income limits (see the link above for more details). The applicant must also provide documentation showing that the COVID-19 health crisis has affected their employment or income beginning March 10, 2020 or later. This includes such instances as a layoff, reduced work hours or needing to take unpaid leave due to childcare or other issues.