Sussex Housing Group
The Sussex Housing Group was formed in 1996 as a collective of nonprofit housing providers, tenant groups, government, other community based organizations and individuals interested in improving housing and fair housing in Sussex County. While the group was created solely to advocate for legislative and regulatory change, the group’s mission has evolved substantially over time. In 2014 the members of the Sussex Housing Group chose to pool their collective resources and talents to work with engaged communities and empower them to become their own agents of change by developing leaders within and leveraging resources from without.
Since then the Sussex Housing Group has developed formal partnerships with two HUD-identified Impacted Communities in Sussex County – Pinetown (Lewes), and Mount Joy (Millsboro). Each community partnership lasts roughly 18 months, in which members of the Sussex Housing Group provide community residents a wide variety of services, including home rehabilitations and repairs, street lighting, neighborhood beautification and landscaping, resolution of title issues, leadership development and financial empowerment training, etc. In 2018, the Sussex Housing Group will solicit applications to begin work in a third community.
The Sussex Housing Group meets monthly at the Sussex County Administrative Offices – West Complex (22215 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947). If you would like more information on the Sussex Housing Group, any of our partnering agencies, the services we can provide, or if you would like to become a member contact Tyler Berl, Housing Alliance Delaware’s Manager of Community Development & Advocacy (302) 654-0126 X 112; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sussex Housing Group has compiled a Sussex County Resource Guide that presents a variety of services available to residents and communities. If you are an organization that would like to be included in the Resource Guide or you have proposed edits, please contact Tyler Berl.