2023 Housing Need Assessment

Now through March 31st, the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) invites all residents to complete a confidential housing survey that will guide housing agencies and local jurisdictions in their efforts to:

  • Prioritize housing and housing-related services,
  • Develop more targeted program and policy responses, and
  • Better coordinate the use of federal, state, and local resources.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole at: https://delawarecommunitysurvey.com/.

Responses will be reported in the aggregate in order to protect survey takers’ privacy. All eligible survey takers will be entered into ongoing drawings to win one of five $100 gift cards.

The survey, which is part of a comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment, seeks input on residents' current and past housing experiences, housing development preferences, and opinions on Delaware's housing market needs.

Additional components of the needs assessment include data collection and analysis of a variety of data sources, as well as stakeholder interviews and focus groups with residents, community leaders, and housing advocates. The final report will put forth recommendations to address various housing challenges, including the regulatory, financial, and other barriers to the construction of affordable housing. It will be published in late summer of this year.

This survey is not associated with political parties, legislation, or elections. Individuals who require an accommodation to participate in the survey or would like to request hard copies can contact avilia@rootpolicy.com or call (970) 880-1415. An example of a reasonable accommodation would be taking the survey by phone because the survey is difficult to complete through a screen reader.

2015 – 2020 Housing Need Assessment