Housing for all, in thriving and diverse communities
Housing Alliance Delaware is a statewide nonprofit with offices in Wilmington and Dover. The Housing Alliance was created in 2017 by the merger of two longstanding Delaware nonprofit agencies, the Delaware Housing Coalition and the Homeless Planning Council of Delaware. Through the recognition that affordable housing and homelessness are unmistakably linked issues, Housing Alliance Delaware works with partners throughout the state to address the affordable housing needs in our communities and solve the crisis of homelessness.
Housing Alliance Delaware operates four primary programs: Advocacy, Community Development, Centralized Intake, and the Delaware Continuum of Care. Our Advocacy program raises the profiles of the issues of housing affordability and homelessness in our communities, and advocates for solutions at the local and state levels. Our Community Development program supports and assists local groups throughout Delaware working to improve their communities. Our Centralized Intake program coordinates access to emergency shelter and housing resources for people experiencing homelessness throughout the state.
Housing Alliance Delaware is the Lead Agency for the Delaware Continuum of Care. In this role Housing Alliance Delaware provides support to the Delaware Continuum of Care, the statewide planning group working to end homelessness. Housing Alliance Delaware also helps to ensure that our communities are eligible and competitive for federal homeless assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, applying for $8.3 million in CoC funds in 2017. Additionally, Housing Alliance Delaware administers the Community Management Information System (CMIS), the data system by which Delaware collects and reviews data about homelessness.