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State Fund for Aging Factory Built Homes Available

August 30th, 2017 Comments off

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Some 70,000 Delawareans live in manufactured homes, per the Delaware Public. At least 10 percent of the housing stock in the state is manufactured housing.

Many of the state’s factory built homes are older, and in need of repair.

In Kent and Sussex counties, there are fewer people renting homes than there are people who own manufactured homes.

In Kent County, manufactured homes make up 15 percent of owner-occupied housing. In Sussex, the figure is 18 percent.

56 percent of the state’s manufactured homes sit on leased land, according to the 2014 Delaware Housing Needs Assessment.


Kent County to Sussex County in Delaware. Image credit, Google Maps.

Due to aging, many of the pre- and post-HUD Code homes throughout the state need some major repairs.

Unfortunately, most emergency housing programs that could help with the cost of repairs are not available to that 56 percent of homeowners who lease their land. To help these families find some relief, $100,000 out of a new $600,000 rehabilitation and emergency home issues program was set aside specifically for manufactured housing.


Delaware Governor John Carney, Jr. Image credit, Wikipedia.

As the Daily Business News reported, the program was launched in March by the Milford Housing Development Corporation. The funding came from the Delaware State Housing Authority.

This is not a hand out, but a hand up by helping those in emergency situations. Public-private partnerships like this help leverage our resources to assist as many people as possible,” said Governor John Carney.

According to Delaware Public, more than half of the homes repaired through the program between April and June were manufactured homes, of which the majority were on leased land.


Susan Eliason, Director of Housing Development for the State Housing Authority. Image credit, NCSHA.

Because that is a pretty big problem statewide, because the mobile and manufactured housing stock is aging,” said Susan Eliason, Director of Housing Development for the State Housing Authority. “If history is anything to go by, that’s where a lot of the calls come in: people who have mobile homes.”

Most repairs made so far have pertained to leaky roofs and plumbing issues.

This is just another way that we’re able to to help people in homes that may have had an emergency situation and get them back to where they have pride in their home,” said Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe. ## (News.)

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State Agency to Assist Low Income MH Residents

March 30th, 2017 Comments off

Unrelated manufactured  homes in Delaware. Credit: Delaware State News.

In Delaware, homeowners in need are going to get some help.

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) tells MHProNews that qualified homeowners in need of assistance to keep their homes livable can now apply for assistance from the new Statewide Emergency Repair Program.

Governor John Carney and the Housing Authority made a formal joint announcement this week.

No one should live in a home with broken plumbing or a leaking roof. We can help our families in need by making their homes safe and healthy, which also strengthens our communities,” said Governor Carney.

This is not a hand out, but a hand up by helping those in emergency situations. Public-private partnerships like this help leverage our resources to assist as many people as possible.”

The new program is being administered by the Milford Housing Development Corporation, which received a $600,000 award to streamline the application process. A portion of the funding will go toward assisting residents of manufactured housing.

DSHA had previously funded repairs through a number of partners, depending on jurisdiction, while the Statewide Emergency Response Program has a single point of contact and operates in all three counties.

The DSHA says that it conducted extensive research and received partner input to develop the program.

Repairing roofs, fixing heating systems and solving accessibility issues are simple jobs that can be out of the reach of many people due to financial circumstances,” said DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi.

We’re pleased to be able to help with that by partnering with the Milford Housing Development Corporation and its statewide network of nonprofits and agencies that is helping reach people in need.

Credit: First State Manufactured Housing Association.

The Statewide Emergency Repair Program is designed to tackle emergency conditions that threaten the health and/or safety of eligible Delaware homeowners and members of their households.

Qualified applicants must own their home and have lived there for at least one year, and must meet income guidelines. Situations that qualify include immediate health or safety threats such as heating system repairs, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, roof repair or replacement, or major structural repairs.

We have been involved in emergency repairs for more than two decades, and know how important it is to make sure homes are kept in good condition,” said David Moore, president and CEO of the Milford Housing Development Corporation.

Our goal is to help as many people as possible with true emergencies that threaten residents’ health or safety.

Homeowners can apply to the Milford Housing Development Corporation at 302-491-4010 or toll-free at 844-413-0038. ##


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