Housing Outreach and Stability Services (HOSS) Grants

The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has awarded over $800,000 in Housing Outreach and Stability Services (HOSS) grants to five community partner organizations throughout the state.

The overarching goal of HOSS is to support individuals and families in maintaining their housing and achieving housing stability. HOSS does this by providing education on and connection to short- and long-term services as needed.

You can read more about the program here.

Contact or visit one of our local HOSS partner organizations.

Each HOSS partner organization will have dedicated staff to provide community outreach, case management, and other wraparound supports-including referrals to legal aid, employment or education resources, and financial literacy and housing counseling-to eligible households experiencing housing instability. Learn more about the program here.

To receive services from a HOSS organization, the individual and/or family must meet the following requirements:

  • One or more individuals qualified for unemployment OR experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the pandemic; AND
  • Risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include: past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice, housing cost burden (rent is more than 30% of monthly income), or any member of the household has experienced homelessness since March 13, 2020;
  • Income (either 2020 annual income or current income at time of application) at or below 80% of Area Median Income for the county of residence, as shown below:

    New Castle$62,500$71,400$80,350$89,250$96,400$103,550$110,700$117,850

Hoss Organizations

West End Neighborhood House
(302) 658-4171 • www.westendnh.org

Latin American Community Center
(302) 655-7338 • www.thelatincenter.org

Lutheran Community Services
(302) 654-8886 • www.lcsde.org

NeighborGood Partners
(302) 678-9400 • www.neighborgoodpartners.org

Central Delaware Habitat
(302) 526-2366 • www.centraldelawarehabitat.org

To learn more about the HOSS program, please visit here.