Social Services

Low-Income Home Repair and Assistance Programs in Kent County

The resources listed below offer a variety of repair services and assistance programs to homeowners, such as:

  • Weatherization/Energy Efficiency
  • Major Repairs (roofs, heaters, plumbing, electrical, etc.)
  • Aging-in-Place/Accessibility 
  • Home Health Inspections
  • Utility Bills 

Generally they serve households at or below 80% of the Area Median Income ($50,050 for a household of 4 in 2016), although some use lower levels. The terms are a mix of loans (usually at 0-1% interest and sometimes forgiven or deferred) and grants (usually for seniors or very-low income households). There are also small faith-based and service organizations throughout the county that offer limited assistance .

Catholic Charities 
Phone: 302-674-1782

First State Community Action Agency 
Phone: 302-674-1355

Help Initiative, Inc. of Delaware
Phone: 302-672-0778

Kent County Community Development 
Phone: 302-744-2480

Milford Housing Development Corporation – serves all of Kent County
Phone: 302-422-8255

USDA-Rural Development 
Phone: 302-857-3580