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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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…

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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…

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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…

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