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County cuts Housing Trust funding from previous years


GEORGETOWN — The Sussex County Council approved $1.6 million in grants from the County’s Housing Trust Fund for projects to build or preserve more than 100 affordable housing units.

This is the program’s third round; $2 million in grants were awarded in 2023, on top of the initial $2.5 million in 2022. Much of the funding has been provided by the federal government, according to the county press release.

Three recipients each will receive $500,000 in grants, with another receiving a $100,000 grant, for projects planned in and around Bridgeville, Laurel, Georgetown, Greenwood, Milford, and Milton. Recipients include Cheer Inc., Homes for America, and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, each earning $500,000, and the Laurel Redevelopment Corp. receiving $100,000. 

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