Unlocking Housing Opportunities – CANCELLED

May 14, 2020

DE NAHRO Annual Conference

Unlocking Housing Opportunities



Many Delawareans face incredible barriers when attempting to access safe, affordable housing which meets their needs. Hear how the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice has examined the most significant housing challenges facing communities throughout our state, and has identified key areas of opportunity to increase housing options for some of Delaware’s most vulnerable populations. Learn about some strategies currently being employed to address one major barrier to housing opportunity in Delaware: evictions. Delaware NAHRO is pleased to present this full-day conference at the Executive Banquet and Conference Center in Newark on May 14, 2020.  Watch for further details on the conference and registration form.

Poster Contest – What Home Means to Me

As part of NAHRO’s Housing America Campaign, a poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community development owned or administered sites.  The theme is “What Home Means to Me”  Poster submissions are due April 29, 2020.

Prizes are awarded to the top 3 winners in each age group;

  •       !st Prize = $100 gift certificate
  •       2nd Prize = $50 gift certificate
  •       3rd Prize = $25 gift certificate

The top winner in each age group is submitted to National NAHRO to compete nationally for a $500 savings bond.

Submission deadline for the posters is April 29, 2020 to the Property Managers who have until May 4th to get the posters to one of the 4 convenient designated locations noted on the application forms.

Click Here for Poster Contest Information and Application

Housing Credit Certified Professionals (HCCP) Program- August 24-26, 2021

The Housing Credit Certified Professionals (HCCP) Program will be held August 24-26, 2021.  The HCCP is a national professional certification that sets professional competency standards for housing credit professionals involved in developing, investing in, allocating, and managing housing credit properties.  Participants will 1)  Increase their knowledge of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program; 2)  Be eligible for consideration for the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) national designation.

The training will cover all aspects of the LIHTC Program including by not limited to: Role of State Agencies; Rent Calculations & Utility Allowances, Minimum Set-Aside Tests; Extended Use Issues; Assets; Student Rules; Re-certification Requirements; Resident Transfers; Fees; Acquisition/Rehab Issues; Commercial Use; Non-profit Requirements, and more.

Who Should Attend — Developers; Investors; On-Site Managers; Management Agents; LIHTC Allocation & Compliance  Agency Staff.

Attendees can register for both the training and exam or for training only.  Attendees who complete the training and pass the exam will be eligible to apply for the HCCP designation

More information on Registration will be forthcoming –Mark Your Calendars.  



DE NAHRO Announces the Winners of the 2019 Annual Poster Contest.


Elementary School Age Winners:

1st Place  – Azande Mosley-Scott, Dover, Age 10
2nd Place – Brielle Willingham, New Castle County, Age 4
3rd Place – Addison Murphy, New Castle County, Age 7

Middle School Age Winners:

1st Place – Mariah Wheeler, Sussex County, Age 12
2nd Place – Gracie Marie Stebner, New Castle County, Age 13
3rd Place – Azhimere Curry, Dover, Age 12

High School Age Winners:

1st Place – Teonna Wilson, New Castle County, Age 16
2nd Place – Madison Stewart, New Castle County,
3rd Place – Angel Chegi, Dover, Age 15

Each first place winner won a $100 gift card, a blue ribbon and will be entered into the National NAHRO Poster Contest.
Each second place winner won a $50 gift card and a red ribbon
Each third place winner won a $25 gift card and a yellow ribbon


2019 Ambassador Award

Congratulations to Devon Manning

for receiving the

2019 Ambassador Award at the DE NAHRO Annual Meeting


As a Planner in the Delaware State Housing Authority’s Policy & Planning Section, Devon is a leader in many critical partnerships and the agency’s planner specializing in supportive housing and homelessness issues. Before she joined DSHA, Devon was an Americorps volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.
In her time at DSHA, Devon has been a leader in several new initiatives. She was a key member of the interagency team that developed and initially implemented the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP), which has grown from a pilot in FY2011 to a well-established, proven program now helping about 700 households with special needs in Delaware. She has continued to be integrally involved in this program as it has grown, and advanced other new initiatives to increase housing opportunities for special populations such as the creation of project-based rental assistance and leading applications from Delaware for new allocations of Section 811 Mainstream Vouchers for people with disabilities and VASH vouchers for veterans. 
All together, her work has contributed to close to 1,000 units of different types of rental assistance for people and families with special needs in Delaware. Everyone who works with Devon knows she is driven by the belief in everyone’s right to a safe, affordable home, and our shared duty to do our very best for the people we serve.
Devon has also been a leader for many years in DE-NAHRO, leading the Professional Development Committee and planning annual conferences, and contributing greatly to other events in the affordable housing community.
Devon holds a bachelor’s degree in History from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware. She lives in Milton, Delaware with her husband Andy and two daughters Emilia and Julia.


The 2018-2019 Executive Board.  

President – Carrie Casey, New Castle County Community Services

Vice President – Brandy Nauman, Sussex County Community Development & Housing

Treasurer – Michael Fortner, City of Newark Planning Department

Secretary – Tracey Harvey, City of Dover Community Development

Vice President of Housing & Community Development – Devon Manning, Delaware State Housing Authority

Vice President of Member Services & Professional Development – Rufus Mincey, Dover Housing Authority

Immediate Past President – Pam Ferguson, East Coast Property Management

At Large Members 2019 Class

  • Sean Kelly, Leon N Weiner & Associates, Inc.
  • Denise MacLeish, USDA Rural Development
  • Lottie Lee, Delaware Dept. of Health & Social Services

At Large Members 2020 Class

  • Maggie Cook Pleasant, NCALL Reseach
  • Karen Spellman, Wilmington Housing Authority
  • Danielle Samuels Darring, AJPC Management LLC