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Statewide Emergency Repair Program

The Statewide Emergency Repair Program (SERP) addresses emergency conditions threatening the health and safety of qualified Delaware owner occupants and household members.  Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has selected MHDC to administer SERP.  MHDC has formed statewide partnerships to provide service to qualified homeowners promptly.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Have valid proof you own your home
  • Currently reside in the home for at least 1 year
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Housing conditions must be of an immediate health or safety threat
  • Other restrictions may apply

Give us a call today at (302) 491-4010 or toll free at (844) 413-0038.  Our staff will carefully work with you to determine if you qualify.

Replacing, Repairing Heaters & Conserving Energy (RRHACE) Heater Program

RRHACE assists low-income Delaware homeowners that have nonfunctioning or inefficient heating units in repairing/replacing units, as necessary. The RRHACE program provides eligible low-income Delaware homeowners with a customized set of free services that match each household’s needs. Those services include:

Heating Equipment

Assessment & ServicesHeating equipment is professionally assessed, and equipment is repaired or replaced as needed.

Healthy Homes

Assessment & ServicesHouseholds receiving heater repair/replacement assistance are eligible to receive a Healthy Home Assessment to identify potential and existing health hazards.

LIHEAP Assurance

16 ServicesHomeowners may also be eligible to receive Energy Education to help implement energy-saving methods that can help reduce energy bills.

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How Do I Qualify?

To Pre-Qualify for Assistance

  • Own and reside in the home for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Be current on property taxes for both County and City (if applicable).
  • Meet Income qualifications (200% of poverty).
  • Once clients are pre-qualified, they will need to submit additional documents to further qualify for the program.


City of Dover Community Development Block Grant

Emergency Home Repair

The City of Dover has selected MHDC to administer their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs of Emergency Home Repair and Housing Rehabilitation Grants. The City of Dover Home Repair Program addresses emergency conditions threatening the safety of qualified Dover, Delaware owner-occupants and household members. The City of Dover HRP provides qualified emergency home repairs to qualified homeowners. The City of Dover Housing Rehabilitation program addresses more robust housing needs.

How Do I Qualify?


  • Must only own 1 property and it be the only residence and currently reside in the home for a minimum of 3 years
  • Be current on property taxes or have a payment plan in place with at least 2 consecutive payments

Meet Income Guidelines – Gross Income

  • 80% or below HUD AMI (determined by county of residence and the number of household members)

Documentation will be requested of all Clients for qualification. Qualification is dependent upon a pre-qualified phone intake, requested documentation receipt and review, and Home Assessment.

Qualifying Repairs

Housing conditions must be immediate health or safety threat in habitual living spaces only, for example:

  • Heating system
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Electrical repairs
  • Roof repair/replacement
  • Major structural repairs
  • Urgent accessibility modifications with Physician approval – grab bars, tub cut outs, ramps, etc.
  • Other restrictions may apply

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