Stable housing is an important facet of good HIV medical care. Many studies have shown that stable housing is a critical component in a comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment system and that stable housing increases participation in Ryan White HIV medical treatment and supportive services. The following programs provide housing/housing assistance specifically for people living with HIV:
- Housing Assistance Program: The Delaware HIV Consortium operates a statewide rental assistance program that provides help for low-income persons living with HIV and their families in Delaware. This program is funded by federal grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program and the Ryan White CARE Act. In order to qualify for the Housing Assistance Program, persons must be in need of rental housing and be:
- HIV positive
- A Delaware resident
- Low-income in accordance with HUD income standards; and
- Connected to Ryan White HIV case management.
Approximately 150 households currently participate in this rental assistance program. Even though there is a waiting list for this program, it is important that you talk to your case manager about getting on the waiting list.
Case Management Agencies:
AIDS Delaware (NCC): 302-652-6776
AIDS Delaware (Kent): 302-652-6776
AIDS Delaware (Sussex): 302-236-9884
Delaware HIV Consortium (NCC): 302-654-5471
Delaware HIV Consortium (K&S): 302-664-2723
- Permanent Supportive Housing
This is a residential program with onsite support services for 12 homeless adults (single men and women) living with HIV who are dealing with substance abuse and behavioral health issues. The apartment building is managed by Connections Community Support Programs and is located in West Center City Wilmington.
Access to this program is coordinated through the Delaware Homeless Prevention and Response System’s Centralized Intake process. Call the Delaware Helpline at 2-1-1 or toll-free at (800) 560-3372.
- House of Joseph II
This is a communal residence that is designed to meet the housing and wellness needs of homeless adults (single men and women) living with HIV who need long-term housing with onsite case management and services. It is a 16-bed facility owned and operated by the Ministry of Caring that is located in Wilmington’s Brandywine Village. All residents have access to appropriate medical care and support services to promote overall wellness and stability, with many services provided onsite.
For more information about House of Joseph II, please call Rose Camps-Ramos, at 302-594-9473.
- Mother Teresa House
This program is independent housing for six low-income adults (single men and women) living with HIV. Each resident has a separate furnished bedroom and private bath. Common areas include kitchen, living room, dining room, and laundry. There is an onsite residential manager. The facility is owned and operated by the Ministry of Caring and is located in Wilmington’s East Side neighborhood.
For more information, call 302-428-3652, ext. 26
Other Non-HIV Specific Housing Information Up-to-date listings of affordable rental housing and for-sale housing. Or call the Delaware Housing Authority at 1-877-428-8844.
Other Housing Information
Listed below are additional resources to assist persons in need of suitable housing in Delaware.
Up-to-date listings of affordable rental housing and for-sale housing. Or call 1-877-428-8844.
Delaware Affordable Housing Directory 2020 (PDF)