Community Development Block Grant

Welcome to Sussex County’s Community Development Block Grant Program. The primary goal of this program is to preserve the housing stock throughout the County. By rehabilitating substandard homes, it ensures the affordability of those homes in the future. 

The Community Development and Housing Department applies for funding on behalf of local municipalities who request assistance from the County. The Department’s funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Delaware State Housing Authority, and the Sussex County Council. The program guidelines narrow eligibility to those families of low to moderate incomes (at or below 80% of the Area Median Income for Sussex County). The home must be the homeowner’s primary residence and must be a permanent resident of Sussex County.  

If you are a contractor and interested in the rehabilitation of substandard homes, please contact the Department or complete the Contractor Data Sheet form to become a registered contractor.  You may also check the News and Events section for the date of the next bid meeting.

For upcoming public hearings and community meetings related to the Community Development Block Grant program, please check here for scheduled events.  

If you are a homeowner seeking repairs to your home, please call the office at (302) 855-7777 to have an application mailed to you, or find it here.