What: Announcement of $5.5 million awarded to nine projects statewide from the Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund, to create about 100 new or rehabbed housing units in Wilmington, New Castle County, Dover, Milford and Laurel, as well as $475,000 to local governments to address vacant or abandoned properties.
Governor John Carney
DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki
New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer
Members of the General Assembly
Local government representatives
Grant recipient organizations
When: 2 p.m., Monday, March 13
Where: William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center, 501 N. Madison St., Wilmington
Contact: Dan Shortridge, Delaware State Housing Authority, 302-632-0470, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to media: Following the announcement, as an additional photo/video opportunity, there will be a tour of several homes (within walking distance) currently being constructed that received funding from the pilot round of the Strong Neighborhoods Housing Fund.