LCS Services

Emergency Financial Services

After January 4th, we will only be accepting DEHAP cases that have a Utility Shut-off Notice and/or Court Date for past due rent.

DEHAP is not processing any request for Security Deposits at this time.

If you have any questions, please email us at

If you are checking the status of your case, contact DEHAP directly at (866) 935-0407 or at their website. 


We can help you with your application

LCS is a community partner for the DEHAP rental assistance program. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to assist you with your application so that you are able to receive the financial assistance you need. The process can be complicated, and we are here to make it easier!

NOTE: If you already have an open DEHAP application, you can check the status of your application by contacting the DEHAP call center at (866) 935-0407

This program provides aid for the following situations:

  • Late rent
  • Late utilities
  • Both rent and utilities (if behind on both)

How to Qualify

The minimum requirements for this funding are:

  • You must be a RENTER
  • You must be a legal resident of Delaware.
  • You must show your need by providing the required documentation (utility shut-off notice or court appearance notification).
  • Your Total Annual Gross Household Income can not exceed the following:
Household Size 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Annual Gross Income $36,900 $42,200 $47,450 $52,700 $56,950 $61,150

How to Apply

Complete a 2 page intake form, that includes:

  • Applicant information
  • Household income
  • Household member information
  • Monthly budget
  • Reason for need

Provide required documentation. This varies but typically includes:

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of Income (examples: Most Recent Tax Return, SSI/SSDI, Snap Benefit Letter)
  • Copy of lease
  • Utility shut-off notice or court appearance notification

Please submit the Intake Form and Documentation via email to


What to Expect After You Apply

We want the process to go smoothly! The time between when you provide your information and when you receive your check will depend on the time it takes for the State’s DEHAP program to review your application.

After we receive your intake form, we will promptly:

  • Review your intake form
  • Contact you via Phone or Email with any questions
  • Enter your application information in the DEHAP system
  • Follow up with you on any missing documentation

Helpful Tips

  • If you have already applied directly with DEHAP  we may not be able to help you without starting a new application
    • We can not submit another application if there is an active application
  • Do not apply with multiple community partners
  • The faster you provide documentation the quicker you will receive assistance
  • Allow us to serve you better by initially utilizing the email rather than calling. Once we receive your information we will reach out to you
  • If you need a status update on your application, contact the DEHAP call center at (866) 935-0407

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