Why is this important?

New Castle County and the City of Wilmington are undertaking the development of their five-year Consolidated Plans. The county and city are developing their own separate planning documents but are combining resources to conduct a joint public engagement process.

The Consolidated Plan documents are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the county to continue receiving approximately $3,368,000 annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. The city anticipates receiving approximately $3,622,000 annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding.  These resources finance affordable housing and community development activities primarily for low- and moderate-income residents in Wilmington and across New Castle County.

The five-year Consolidated Plan must identify and analyze housing and homeless needs to determine Wilmington’s and New Castle County’s priority needs for affordable housing and community development benefitting primarily low- and moderate-income residents.

One element of this joint planning process involves outreach to residents, business owners, and community leaders for input on affordable housing, economic development, and community development needs throughout the city and the county. Please consider taking this 10-minute survey and provide your input. 

Your responses are important. Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020. All responses are anonymous.

Questions? Contact:

New Castle County
Nicole Waters
Program Manager, Division of Community Development and Housing
(302) 395-5644
Nicole.Waters@newcastlede.gov

City of Wilmington
Alan J. Matas
Senior Program Director, Department of Real Estate and Housing
Phone: (302) 576-3021
 Email: ajmatas@WilmingtonDE.gov
 
Para realizar la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí.

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