The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released its 2020 Out of Reach report. This report highlights that affordable housing is out of reach for many in Delaware. 

Here are a few key findings:

  • Working at Delaware's minimum wage of $9.25, each week you would have to work 95 hours to afford a modest 2 bedroom rental. 

  • The Fair Market Rent for a modest 2 bedroom unit is $1,142 in Delaware. 

  • In order to afford a modest 2 bedroom unit, a renter must earn at least $21.96 per hour. 

  • Delaware's housing wage of $21.96 is the 17th highest in the country. 

  • In Delaware, you need to earn $45,669 annually to afford a modest 2 bedroom unit. 

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Please join us in welcoming Wendell to the Family Promise team! Serving as our Director of Family Services, Wendell will directly oversee our Case Management Staff and homelessness services. Wendell will work with Case Managers to ensure every family we serve secures permanent housing.

Wendell most recently worked at the Salvation Army in Syracuse New York from 2010 - 2020, as the Program Manager for Permanency Initiatives. Wendell earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cazenovia College and a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University. 

Wendell possesses a strong background in Functional Family Therapy. This experience will enable Wendell to imbue our services with a more behavioral/mental health approach, strengthening our case management overall and improving our ability to quickly house families. 

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