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.
RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION FOR TENANTS FACING EVICTION
Tenants Shouldn't Have To Go 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.