COVID-19 Financial Information
YWCA Delaware’s Financial Coaches are compiling information to help you make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back often for updated information.
Rent & Eviction
Based on the moratorium on evictions, can I just postpone or not pay rent?
Governor Carney’s sixth modification to the declaration of a State of Emergency for Delaware, enacted on March 24, 2020, placed a moratorium on eviction actions, imposition of late fees and interest for residential rental units.
However, this order does not relieve renters of their obligation to pay rent. Renters should do everything they can to pay their rent on time so that they are not past due. Renters should communicate their inability to pay any or all of their rent to their landlord as soon as they know that to be the case.
Do not assume
It is in your best interest to let your landlord know your situation as soon as possible and that you are applying for assistance.
The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.
People who don’t file taxes will need to use “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here” application to provide simple information so they can get their payment. Here’s the IRS link: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.
Delaware State Housing Authority
The mission of the Delaware State Housing Authority is to efficiently provide, and assist others to provide, quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans.