Housing Opportunities and Market Evaluation (HOME)


Welcome to the HOME initative page!

Throughout the course of Sussex County's Comprehensive Plan process the past two years, there has been substantial discussion and public comment about affordable housing in southern Delaware. County Council recognizes the need for affordable housing, and supports expanded housing opportunities in Sussex County.

To address this issue, the Sussex County Council approved an affordable housing study Request for Proposal (RFP) on October 23, 2018. Seven qualified proposals were received, and the RFP Review Panel selected the top two firms for interviews. On February 5, 2019, County Council approved entering into a contract with LSA Planning, a Virginia-based consulting firm, to assess the county's housing needs and develop recommendations and strategies for Council's consideration later this year.

As part of that assessment, a significant part of LSA's work will include stakeholder outreach and engagement. Details of upcoming events and forums will be regularly updated below. However, if you are interested in reaching out to LSA directly to provide comments, whether written or via phone, please contact Brandy Nauman to arrange communication.

Thank you for your interest!





Housing Opportunities and Market Evaluation - Draft Final Report, October 2019 
Please submit any comments in writing to Brandy Nauman at bnauman@sussexcountyde.gov or Community Development, Attn: Brandy Nauman, P.O. Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947 no later than close of business Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

LSA Presentation to County Council, October 29

Housing Needs and Market Analysis - Final Report

LSA Presentation to County Council, May 21

LSA Presentation to Public Forum, May 21

Audio recording of Public Forum, May 21