Voting in the 2020 General Election

The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) has produced an informational video about the voting rights of people with disabilities in the November 2020 election. The video is presented in English and Spanish. A copy of the script for those whose hearing is impaired is available on the Voting Rights page, as well as a copy of…

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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…

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The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800)

The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) Blog Post authored by Emily Houde, CLASI Staff Attorney   Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced its latest COVID-19 aid package: the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800, which passed the House on Friday, May 15, 2020, and now goes…

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University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service’s Research Brief on Evictions in Delaware

“Delaware’s legal process for eviction lets landlords move against tenants with relative ease. This increases the number of families and individuals who face being displaced from their homes and communities, and the speed at which these displacements can occur. There are also major inequities with regards to representation and transaction cost that put tenants at…

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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…

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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…

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CLASI and Partners Urge the State for More Protections for People Who Are Homeless Amid COVID-19

Below is a letter to John Carney from a coalition of social justice organizations advocating for more protections of Delaware’s homeless population: The Honorable John Carney Governor of the State of Delaware Carvel State Office Building 820 N. French Street 12th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 The Honorable Kara Odom-Walker Secretary of Department of Health and…

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