Coronavirus Resources for Renters
We understand that as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the nation, many of our renters will be impacted financially. The federal and state governments have released several plans to assist those affected. Below please find links to some of the resources that have been made available.

RENT ASSISTANCE:
Up to $1,500.00 in assistance is now available to Delawareans struggling to pay rent. This assistance is available to all residents of Delaware making 80% or less of the area medium income (AMI) for the county in which they reside. Click here for more information.

Fannie Mae’s Disaster Response Network™ can help you navigate your financial challenges with free support from HUD-approved housing adviser, including personalized recovery assessment and action plan, help working with your housing situation, financial coaching and budgeting, access to Clearpoint’s* Project Porchlight Online tools and resources and ongoing check-ins to help ensure a successful recovery.  (Does not apply for residents of Midway Park or Newport Terrace Apartments)

UNEMPLOYMENT:
In Delaware, unemployment benefits are available to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. If an employer must shut down operations and no work is available, individuals may be eligible for unemployment benefits if they meet the necessary criteria. Employees who are working reduced hours may be eligible and must report their gross wages at the time they are earned, not paid. Delaware makes no distinction between part time and full time employees who are completely unemployed. Click here for more information.

In Maryland, if you are laid off temporarily due to a business shutdown as a result of COVID-19, the Division of Unemployment Insurance recommends that you file a claim for unemployment insurance. After you file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, the Division of Unemployment Insurance will determine whether you qualify to receive unemployment insurance benefits.. Click here for more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CDC Guidance on Coronavirus

State of Delaware's Coronovirus Information Page

State of Maryland's Coronovirus Information Page

New Castle County Coronavirus Information Page

Delaware Health and Social Food Supplemental Program (SNAP) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition. Benefits are issued electronically to the family's Delaware Food First card each month. This is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Food Supplement Program recipient uses this card at local grocery stores to access his/her food benefit. To apply for (SNAP) food supplemental benefits Click Here.

Maryland Department of Human Services Food Supplement Program (FSP)  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. If you need assistance coping, they are taking HelpLine calls during normal business hours. You can also email requests to helpline@namide.org. You can call their HelpLine at 888-427-2643. If the automated greeting answers, please select option 1.  

Mental Health Association of Maryland The coronavirus pandemic is causing increased stress and anxiety for all of us. As the news unfolds, and more support becomes available, the Mental Health Association of Maryland is curating a list of trusted resources to help you take care of yourself during this unusual, and potentially difficult, time.