Home4Good

Funding Partnership

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank Pittsburgh) have established a partnership to provide grants to selected nonprofit organizations to support initiatives in Delaware that lead to stable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or determined to be at-risk of homelessness.

As a result of this collaboration, activities previously supported by the Housing Development Fund (HDF) Housing Support grants will now be funded through Home4Good.


Collaboration of Funding

DSHA and FHLBank Pittsburgh have contributed a combined total of $1.075 million to the Home4Good grant program:

  • $500,000 from DSHA; and
  • $575,000 from FHLBank Pittsburgh.

Important Dates

  • July 8, 2021 Home4Good 2021 funding round opens.
  • July 22, 2021 Home4Good Stakeholder and FHLBank Member Meeting, Virtual
  • August 5, 2021 Technical Assistance Mandatory Meeting Day (New Applicants only).
  • September 10, 2021 Home4Good applications due to DSHA by no later than 4:00 p.m. *
  • October 2021 Ranking Committee reviews, scores and ranks applications.
  • November 2021 DSHA and FHLB announce funding awards.

* Applications received after the posted deadline will be considered ineligible for funding.


Established Set-Asides and Available Grant Funding

  • Rapid Re-Housing up to $600,000
  • Homelessness Diversion up to $200,000
  • Innovation up to $300,000

  • NOTE: There is no limit in the amount of funding requests; however, approved funding amounts may be different than the funding request depending on the total number of applications approved for funding, and an applicant's past performance history. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FHLBank and DSHA reserve the right to redistribute the allocations so that the total amount of awards will not exceed $1,075,000

Eligible Program Activities

  • Rapid Re-Housing and Hotel/Motel Rapid Re-Housing
    Programs that assist individuals and families that meet the definition of "literally homeless" solve the challenges to obtaining permanent housing in a rapid manner. Individuals and families are referred to Rapid Re-Housing provider agencies by Delaware's Centralized Intake System.

    During the pandemic, Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) placed homeless households into hotel/motels across the state (over 1,000 households). DSHA coordinated CARES Act Stimulus funding to three Rapid Re-Housing organizations (one in each county) and DSSC made referrals of the hotel/motel households to each organization. The Rapid Re-Housing organizations began providing services, locating affordable housing, and providing rental assistance. Home4Good funding will be eligible to continue this rapid re-housing activity.
  • Homelessness Diversion
    Programs that prevent homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary, connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion is targeted to households as they are seeking shelter – at the "front door" of the shelter system.
  • Innovation
    Programs that provide innovative solutions in addressing homelessness by making the delivery of services more efficient or effective, specifically:
    • Street Outreach;
    • Establishment of a Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund;
    • Housing Location Services;
    • Re-Entry Assistance; and
    • Capacity Building Related to Advancing the CoC Action Plan.

    Who is Eligible to Apply?

    • Rapid Re-Housing
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with existing Rapid Re-Housing programs.
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are new potential Rapid Re-Housing providers demonstrating a partnership with Delaware's Centralized Intake for the development and implementation of Rapid Re-Housing.
    • Homelessness Diversion
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with existing Diversion programs or Re-Entry funding
      • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are new potential Diversion providers demonstrating a partnership with Delaware's Centralized Intake for the development and implementation of Homelessness Diversion.
    • Innovation
      • Street Outreach
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit or CDBG entitlements and State CDBG subgrantee organizations experienced with street outreach and services for individuals and families living unsheltered.
      • Landlord Risk Mitigation
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit or CDBG entitlements and State CDBG subgrantee organizations experienced with establishing and maintaining landlord partnerships that serve low-income households with obstacles preventing them from locating permanent housing.
      • Housing Locator
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit or CDBG entitlements and State CDBG subgrantee organizations experienced with establishing and maintaining landlord partnerships that serve low-income households with obstacles preventing them from locating permanent housing.
      • Re-Entry Assistance
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations experienced with administering state and/or federal sources that provide direct client assistance through short-term rental assistance, utility and security deposits and for people exiting correctional institutions and within six months' post-release.
      • Capacity Building Related to the Advancement of the CoC Action Plan
        • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to advance the CoC Action Plan.

    How to Apply

    Please refer to the cover page of the Home4Good application for guidance on how to apply for grant funding.

    Home4Good applications must be supported by an FHLBank Pittsburgh member financial institution to qualify for funding. New for the 2021 funding round, FHLBank Pittsburgh will coordinate and collect member co-applicant forms on behalf of applicants. Applicants have no responsibilities to reach out to FHLBank members unless otherwise requested.


    Program Documentation

    Please download and review the documents below to learn more about the Home4Good grant program including eligibility requirements, information regarding pre-application meeting requirements for specific applicants, scoring criteria, and to access application materials.

    1. Home4Good Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Guidelines
    2. Home4Good Grant Application