The mission of the Wilmington Housing Partnership is to collaborate with select private, non-profit, and governmental entities to increase the City of Wilmington’s affordable housing stock by promoting renovation/rehabilitation and limited new home construction in strategically selected areas while supporting low-to-moderate income individuals and neighborhoods, and contributing to the overall neighborhood stabilization and economic vitality through homeownership.
By the Numbers
For 25 years, the Wilmington Housing Partnership (WHP) has worked to strengthen neighborhoods in danger of deterioration within the City of Wilmington (City). To achieve our goal, WHP works independently or through local non-profit and private partners to acquire, rehabilitate, demolish and construct quality new “affordable” housing for homeownership. By setting high standards for housing, WHP strives to stabilize neighborhoods, increase housing values, and reduce blight in the City of Wilmington.
WHP is a non-profit housing entity separate from the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Housing Authority with our own staff and Board of Directors. The Wilmington Housing Partnership obtains a majority of our project funding through grants from governments, banks, and foundations.
In order to sustain revitalized communities, all of WHP projects are sold for homeownership. This in turn strengthens neighborhoods, raises the value of the existing homes, and brings pride back to the communities. With the sale of all of our homes, WHP places a retention agreement on the home to ensure that the buyer maintains the home for 5 years and places a restriction on renting the home. If the buyer chooses to sell their home before 5 years, they would be obligated to pay WHP an amount equal to the prorated amount of the agreement or sell to a qualified homeowner at WHP’s discretion.
A few of our sizeable projects significantly contributing to the stabilization of the City are as follows:
- Franklin Chase: 19 new homes emanating from the corner of 6th and Franklin Streets.
- Kirkwood Street: WHP, along with our non-profit partners, constructed 43 units on Wilmington’s East Side
- McCaulley Court: On Wilmington’s East Side, this project produced 57 units.
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