Housing Services

Emergency Housing

CAADC is the primary provider of emergency housing to homeless families and individuals in Delaware County. Shelter is provided at the following sites:

  • Life Center of Eastern Delaware County (single individuals)
  • Wesley House Shelter (families and single females)
  • Family Management Center (families)

CAADC also offers limited short-term Hotel/Motel placements for homeless families and vulnerable single adults while waiting on shelter vacancies or alternative housing options.

If you are homeless please call (610) 874-8451 or visit our Direct Service Office in Boothwyn for an assessment.

Homeless Prevention including Rental Assistance

To prevent the loss of existing housing or to quickly re-house an already homeless household, qualified Delaware County residents can receive financial assistance to avoid eviction or to move into a new residence. To apply for financial assistance, please come in for an assessment at our office located at 1414 Meetinghouse Road in Boothwyn, PA 19061. Assessments are conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no appointments required).

COVID-19 Pandemic Response:  Delaware County created the Delco CARES program to provide temporary relief to renters in response to COVID-19 pandemic related economic hardship. Delco CARES provides eligible Delaware County renters with up to six (6) months of rental arrears or up to three (3) months of rental assistance for move-in costs.  Delco CARES is administered for the Delaware County Office of Housing & Community Development by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC).

To see the Program Overview which includes further details regarding Available Assistance, Eligibility, Program Requirements and the Application Process, Click Here

For more information and required documents please call (610) 874-8451.

Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing bridges the gap from emergency shelter to permanent housing. Participants receive case management and support services as they transition towards self-sufficiency. CAADC owns and operates site-based transitional housing programs for homeless families in Delaware County in partnership with the Office of Children and Youth Services (CYS). This partnership also provides a community based transitional housing program in which families receive a rental subsidy.

For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Rapid Rehousing

The Rapid Rehousing Program provides financial and housing assistance to homeless families and individuals in Delaware County in an effort to quickly rehouse them.

Services through the Rapid Rehousing Program include housing identification, financial assistance including move-in costs and short-term rental assistance, and support services as the family or individual stabilize in permanent housing.

For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Veterans Assistance

CAADC provides the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program for Veteran families experiencing a housing crisis. The goal of the program is to provide supportive services and/or housing assistance to income eligible Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Rental Housing

CAADC owns and manages over 250 affordable housing units in Delaware County. Our properties include Flower Manor Apartments, Darby Court Apartments and Sharon Hill Commons.

Please click here for a copy of the CAADC Rental Properties Application.

Please call our Property Management Office at (610) 874-8451 if you are interested in renting a unit.

Home Ownership Program

CAADC’s Home Ownership Program helps low- and middle-income persons to buy a home of their own. CAADC first buys a property and renovates the homes. Once the house is completely rehabilitated it is then sold to income-eligible families.

Please call (610) 833-4453 if you are interested in this opportunity.