Delaware rental assistance program reaches a milestone

The State Rental Assistance Program is closing in on its 100th rental assistance voucher since it started in August of this year.

According to the Delaware State Housing Authority, the program “assists low-income individuals who require affordable housing and supportive services to live safely and independently in the community.”  This week, the success stories of five people were celebrated as they transition from long-term care facilities and foster care to rental housing.  SRAP began with $1.5-million approved by the General Assembly and a memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Children’s Department.  In the first five months, 129 applications were received and 88 SRAP vouchers were approved. 

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