Statewide Emergency Repair Program

The Statewide Emergency Repair Program (SERP) addresses emergency conditions threatening the safety of qualified Delaware owner-occupants and household members. The SERP provides qualified emergency home repairs to qualified homeowners.

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has selected MHDC to administer the SERP. MHDC has formed statewide partnerships to provide service to qualified homeowners.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Have valid proof you own your home for 1 year or more
  • Currently reside in home for at least 1 year or more
  • Be current on property taxes or have a payment plan in place
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Housing condition must be immediate health or safety threat, for example:
    • Heating system (winter months)
    • Plumbing repairs (non-functioning)
    • Electrical repairs (hazard exists)
    • Roof repair/replacement (active leak)
    • Major structural repairs
    • Urgent accessibility modifications

Additional restrictions may apply




Home Repair Project

The Home Repair Project (HRP) provides health and safety home repairs to qualified Delaware homeowners in Kent and Sussex County.

If you need a repair done to your home, but cannot afford it on your own – you may be eligible. Since 1991, the Home Repair Project has helped thousands of families make their homes safer.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Have valid proof you own your home
  • Currently reside in home for at least 1 year
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Housing conditions must be an immediate health or safety threat
  • Housing conditions may not be pre-existing

Other restrictions may apply