The Delaware Housing Coalition is dedicated to making affordable housing available in every Delaware community and to all Delawareans.
For thirty years, the Delaware Housing Coalition (DHC) has advocated for safe, decent and affordable housing throughout the state. We are solely dedicated to advocating for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, both in Delaware and nationally.
All of our efforts are designed to promote this goal and reflect our concern for more and better permanent supportive housing for the homeless, preservation of affordable rental communities, increased state and local incentives to produce affordable home ownership and rental units, more funding at all government levels for affordable housing, increased use of nonprofit and community-based housing development solutions, and a broader awareness and deeper understanding of affordable housing needs.
In the past, we helped create the state’s housing trust fund and first statewide housing code; worked to establish obtain multi-million dollar bank commitments for targeted neighborhoods around the state, coordinated state wide planning and education on homelessness, provided technical assistance to public and assisted housing resident councils in Delaware; and provided leadership in and partnership with the Diamond State CLT, a state wide community land trust creating an inventory of perpetually affordable housing in Delaware.
As Delaware’s affordable housing advocate, DHC is involved in education, research, policy development, and advocacy to increase the supply of affordable rental and for sale homes and the funding needed to produce and preserve them.