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Housing Alliance Delaware Seeks Executive Director

Housing Alliance Delaware is conducting a search for a talented and experienced Executive Director to lead this new organization. Housing Alliance Delaware represents the merger of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware and the Delaware Housing Coalition. The Executive Director will work closely with a new Board of Directors to fully integrate the individual non-profit organizations into one. You are being sent this notice because you are an important stakeholder in the community on issues of housing and homelessness. Please feel free to share this information with others. The job posting can be found here: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/share/jr/view/job/J6cKP7j6FkMD/.

posted Wed, Nov 23, 2016

HPC Releases Centralized Intake FY16 Report

Centralized Intake (CI) is the process by which Delaware coordinates entry into the homeless response system, including access to emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing. The coordinated entry process ensures that all people experiencing homelessness have equal access to homeless assistance, people with the greatest needs are prioritized for assistance, and that communities have information about needs and gaps in services.

posted Wed, Nov 23, 2016

HPC Releases 2016 Point in Time Results

Go to our resources page to see both a fact sheet and the full report from this year's point in time count conducted in January 2016.

posted Wed, May 11, 2016

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. should stop criminalizing homeless people for being homeless.

The U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Thursday condemned the United States for criminalizing homelessness, calling it "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" that violates international human rights treaty obligations. It also called upon the U.S. government to take corrective action, following a two-day review of U.S. government compliance with a human rights treaty ratified in 1992.

posted Wed, Apr 2, 2014

White Paper: Ending Discrimination for Delaware’s Homeless

"Ending Discrimination for Delaware's Homeless: Protecting the Rights of Our Most Vulnerable Citizens" was produced by the Policy Committee on Ending Homelessness in Delaware, a working group of the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware.

posted Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Help For Homeless In Winter Weather Comes From Shelters, Outreach Workers

"A polar air mass that’s hardened the Upper Midwest and much of the eastern U.S. in a deep freeze has taken an especially harsh toll on homeless people across the country. While shelters across the region have extended their hours and made more beds available, outreach workers are on the streets helping the nation's homeless who remain out in the bitter cold."

posted Thu, Jan 24, 2013

Hunger And Homelessness Rise In U.S. Cities: Report

"Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday."

posted Fri, Dec 21, 2012

The story of Jeffrey Hillman highlights homeless issues.

"And the story, as it turns out, is much more complicated than we ever thought. New York City officials say Hillman has had an apartment but, for some reason, returns to the streets. Despite veterans benefits, federal Section 8 assistance and Social Security, he sits on the cold New York pavement and, barefoot, walks its streets."

posted Thu, Dec 6, 2012

Support Services Help the Homeless

An article from the News Journal on July 8, 2012 about what homes mean to us!

posted Mon, Jul 9, 2012

1st State Streets 2 Homes Community Update

On Friday, June 8th, the 1st State Streets 2 Homes released their Community Update from the Registry Week held June 2-8th. Over 186 persons were surveyed, and 71 persons are vulnerable.

posted Mon, Jun 11, 2012

1st State Streets 2 Homes Day 1 Update

Our first day of the Campaign was a huge success. Statewide there were over 50 persons met and 44 surveyed. Just under half of them met the criteria for vulnerably homeless.

posted Tue, Jun 5, 2012

1st State Streets 2 Homes Campaign Kicks-Off to House Delaware’s Most Vulnerably Homeless

Delaware Pledges to move 75 of the state’s most vulnerable homeless individuals and families into permanent housing by July 1, 2013.

posted Thu, May 10, 2012

1st State Streets 2 Homes

In August 2011, Delaware joined the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative that is bringing change agents together to find homes for 100,000 vulnerable, long-term homeless individuals and families nationally by 2014. Together, we are fundamentally altering our response to homelessness! As part of the 100,000 Homes initiative, campaign partners are coordinating Delaware's Registry Week, June 2-8th, when more than 300 volunteers will take to the streets to survey and identify Delaware's most vulnerable homeless. The information collected during Delaware's Registry Week will be used to create a by-name registry that will serve to prioritize those homeless individuals who have been living on the streets the longest and quickly move them into permanent housing. The Campaign relies on Delaware's leading homeless service providers, as well as the public and private sectors, to commit resources including housing units, supportive services and supplies.

posted Thu, Apr 26, 2012

FY12 ESG Substantial Amendments and FY13 Action Plans Released

Each of the three housing jurisdictions (City of Wilmington, New Castle County and Delaware State Housing Authority are required to make their Action Plans available for public comment before they are submitted to HUD. To make it easier for you to find them in one location, we have created a special page on our website for these Resources.

posted Thu, Apr 19, 2012

Georgetown Town Council denies request for Homeless Shelter Rehab

On January 25, 2012, the Georgetown Town Council voted to override the Planning Commission’s January 18 decision to approve Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services’ (SCCHS) request for a conditional use permit (CASE #2011-02). This application proposes to replace existing buildings on their property with new, well-designed, energy-efficient buildings to be built through the charitable donation of a local Georgetown family, constructed in conjunction with Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) a respected, seasoned local housing developer.

posted Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Continuum of Care Renewals Announced

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $5.1 million to renew funding to 23 homeless programs operating in Delaware. The funding announced today will ensure these housing and service programs remain operating in 2012 and are a critical part of the Obama Administration’s strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness.

posted Tue, Dec 20, 2011

Integrating Housing and Social Services Conference Materials

On November 15, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council and Delaware - NAHRO sponsored a one-day housing conference. The materials from that event are posted on this page.

posted Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Continuum of Care Application Available for Public Review

On October 26, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware submitted the 2011 Continuum of Care application for funding of Supportive Housing Programs from U.S. Housing and Urban Development. The application can be accessed by opening the full article.

posted Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Kermit the Frog Does Homeless Advocacy, Sort Of

Sometimes, the best advocacy for the homeless has nothing to do with homeless people. Take, for example, this video that's taking the Internet by storm. In it, a man who appears to be panhandling is filmed doing a truly rousing lip dub of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure," with two Kermit the Frog puppets as vocalists.

posted Tue, Oct 4, 2011

Continuum of Care Request For Proposal Released

On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware released a Request For Proposal for $300,557 for a new permanent housing program for homeless persons in Delaware. See the Public Notice by clicking above.

posted Mon, Sep 5, 2011

Unsheltered People Need Housing During Hurricane Irene

Homeless Service Providers throughout the State will be opening their doors to house the unsheltered during Hurricane Irene. For a listing of open programs, please click here.

posted Thu, Aug 25, 2011

HPC on Content Delaware

Find out more about the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware in Content Delaware's Non-Profit Spotlight.

posted Mon, Aug 8, 2011

Ministry of Caring’s Expansion Projects

As nonprofit groups struggle with declining donations and tight budgets -- with some even merging, consolidating or closing sites -- the Ministry of Caring is undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion. The nonprofit ministry has a $5 million array of renovation and construction projects under way, with old facilities being redone and new ones created, including a full-time volunteer corps site. All the work is paid for already with a variety of grants.

posted Wed, Jun 15, 2011

DSHA Bond Bill Hearing Article

On May 4, 2011, Delaware State Housing Authority presented their capital budget proposal to Delaware's Joint Committee on Capital Improvements. As part of DSHA's request, they are asking for $1.5 million to begin operations of a State Rental Assistance Program.

posted Thu, May 5, 2011

HPC’s 2011 Annual Meeting is a huge success!

On Tuesday, April 11, 2011 the Homeless Planning Council hosted its Annual Meeting at the Dover Sheraton Hotel. Nearly 100 people attended the meeting.

posted Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Newark Empowerment Center also operates a Code Purple shelter in Newark.

Contact Friendship House for more information. 302-652-8278.

posted Wed, Dec 29, 2010