The H.O.M.E.S. Campaign seeks to make housing a human right for all Delawareans. In order to achieve this goal, we must advocate for transformative policies. Here you can find our current advocacy efforts.
THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
Improving Housing and Neighborhoods
The City of Wilmington is receiving $54 million from the American Rescue Fund. President Biden has made it clear that these funds are meant to address the impact of the COVID public health crisis and the underlying social and economic inequality that has been exposed by the pandemic.
The H.O.M.E.S. Campaign believes housing is a human right. Stable housing and neighborhoods are vital for good health. The City of Wilmington must listen to and work with residents, community leaders, community-based organizations and use its American Rescue Fund dollars to improve housing and stabilize neighborhoods.
RIGHT TO REPRESENATION IN EVICTION CASES
Tenants Shouldn't Have to Go at it Alone!
Every eviction is an act of violence. Tenants deserve access to legal representation so that they can keep their home. Over half of Wilmingtonians are now renters, and more than half of them are already cost-burdened, spending over a third of their income on housing. Tenant advocates across the country have warned in the last few years that the nation is facing an eviction epidemic, created in part by escalating housing costs, diminishing numbers of affordable units, stagnating wages, and an aging supply of homes.
WATER FOR ALL
End Water Shut-Offs
Access to safe, affordable water is vital to stop the spread of COVID19 and other bacterial or viral infections through frequent hand-washing and cleaning. But many Wilmington residents are struggling to pay high water bills and are at risk for water shut off and foreclosure.