LCS Services

Emergency Financial Services

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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!

This program provides aid for the following situations:

  • Late rent
  • Late utilities
  • Both rent and utilities
  • Security Deposits

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.
  • 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 $52,960 $60,480 $68,080 $75,600 $81,680 $87,760

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
  • Pay stubs or 2020 tax return
  • Copy of lease
  • Late notice from landlord or utility company

Please submit the Intake Form and Documentation via email to dehaplcs@gmail.com.

What to Expect After You Apply

We want the process to go smoothly! The time between when you provide your information  and when the process is complete will vary from a couple of days to several weeks depending on how quickly you are able to respond to questions and provide documentation, also 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

Once we receive all documentation and your application is complete DEHAP will generally send a check directly to your landlord or utility company within 5 days

Helpful Tips

  • If you have already applied directly with DEHAP  we may not be able to help you without starting a new 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 dehaplcs@gmail.com email rather than calling. Once we receive your information we will reach out to you

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