State Rental Assistance Program
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP), launched in August 2011, assists low income individuals in need of affordable housing. These vouchers target populations that are especially vulnerable to homelessness, such as youth exiting foster care or those exiting long-term care institutions. The program was built upon the success of the pilot Step Up Program in Delaware. Step Up was designed to address chronic homelessness, and SRAP expanded the program’s focus to people leaving institutions as well as persons with disabilities. SRAP vouchers are administered by the State Housing Authority for households that are referred by other agencies, including the Department of Health and Social Services. Households participating contribute 28% of their income toward rent, and SRAP subsidizes the remaining portion. Eligible households must meet work requirements.
This program is funded by the Delaware General Assembly. Funding in FY12 was $1.5 million,$3 million in FY13 and FY14..
Contact: Christina Hardin, State Housing Authority, 302-739-4263, [email protected]