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Finding Safe Housing

Emergency Shelter

  • There are five crisis shelters in Delaware that serve victims/survivors of domestic violence. Shelters provide people with physical safety and a connection to supportive resources. All services are free of charge and can be accessed by calling the DV hotline.

    New Castle County: 302-762-6110
    Kent & Sussex Counties: 302-422-8058
    Abriendo Puertas: 302-745-9874

Accessing Delaware Housing Resources

  • This guide was developed by the Domestic Violence Task Force Housing Subcommittee. It is designed as a resource for advocates assisting victims/survivors in accessing safe housing.

  • is a free, Delaware-based, property listing service that includes pictures, maps, and filtered search tool. Find everything from accessible homes to rentals and affordable homes for sale. Listings are updated daily.

    For Advocates who are registered in the PAIR system to assist survivors in applying for Low Income Tax Credit set-aside units, this is also the link to submit applications.

  • The Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) is the state’s housing finance agency. DSHA helps people get into homes, which in turn supports families, strengthens communities, and makes our state a better place to live.

Understanding the Types of Housing Available

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