Since 2007, preservation of Delaware's affordable rental housing has been a priority at DSHA. As a long-term need, it will continue to require creative solutions and partnerships into the future.

This page provides links to resources, best practices and case studies to advance preservation in Delaware:

In 2007, DSHA laid out a multi-year preservation plan to address ten sites with project-based subsidies identified to be at extremely high risk of loss and in very poor physical condition. With support from the General Assembly, from FY 2008 - FY 2011, $19.5 million in additional Housing Development Fund allocations leveraged other federal and private resources to rehabilitate 11 sites (893 units), preserving $225 million in federal subsidies for Delaware.







Sites Assisted












Total Subsidy

$63 M

$90 M

$24 M

$48 M

$225 M

Since 2009, DSHA has continued this work by engaging in an in-depth analysis of the state's long-term affordable rental housing preservation needs, including developing an inventory of all income-restricted and subsidized sites, data collection and risk assessment.

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Delaware Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Inventory

DSHA compiles information on Delaware's inventory of privately-owned, subsidized or income-restricted affordable rental housing to assist in planning to meet the ongoing need to preserve this housing. The catalog includes units funded by the Housing Development Fund, USDA Rural Development, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, Project-based Section 8, and HUD 202 programs.

The data in the Delaware preservation catalog was collected from several national and local sources. HUD has released and regularly updates databases on its subsidized, insured, and loan portfolio, as well as on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The catalog was last updated in December, 2010. The links below include a spreadsheet which can be sorted by field and fact sheets with information from the catalog presented by site and county. Please contact Susan Eliason ( or Marlena Gibson ( at (302) 739-4263 with questions.

For more information on national preservation catalog initiatives and other case studies, visit the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)'s Preservation Catalog page.

DISCLAIMER: The Inventory is made available here for informational use only. While the Delaware State Housing Authority has no reason to believe that such information is inaccurate or incomplete, it cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information. In addition, the Delaware State Housing Authority assumes no responsibility to update this information in the future. Accordingly, under no circumstances will the Delaware State Housing Authority be liable for the accuracy of the information published.

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Local and National Resources

Local Resources: National Resources:
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Publications and Online Resources

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