WILMINGTON, DE - Hosted at West Center City's very own William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc. continued the conversation of creating healthy and equitable communities. This Round Table conversation focused on Community Safety and Landlord-Tenant Responsibilities.
Staying true to their mission to act as catalysts to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods, Interfaith tackled difficult issues regarding topics such as lease violations and tenant rights to continue to create fair and equitable neighborhoods. Interfaith dispersed over 100 surveys to West Center City residents and partnering property managers - in addition to community canvassing - to determine the concerns and needs of residents.
Interfaith's HomeOwnership Center Director, Tracy Spriggs, provided guests with pivotal information on how renters can transition into homeowners, credit building, and answered questions about the home-buying process.
Community Building and Organizing Coordinator Ms. Caren Turner and guest speaker Brandon Fletcher - Tenant Advocate from the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. dove further into tenant and landlord responsibilities by providing a plethora of community resources. Resources included utility payment assistance, mortgage payment assistance programs, and gave an in-depth walk-through of lease agreements.
The program concluded with the much-anticipated resource giveaways that included cleaning supply baskets, grocery store gift cards, and other household items.
Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc. will continue the conversation with a series of monthly soft skill trainings, covering subjects such as trauma-informed care, wellness, and community leadership building.
About Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc.
Placed in the heart of West Center City, Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has served as a catalyst to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods by providing sustainable housing and homeownership services that support low and moderate-income households, empower residents for leadership and promote individual and community asset building.