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Subchapter IV. Emergency Housing Fund

The Emergency Housing Fund Administration Board is authorized to promulgate regulations and procedures and administer all funds collected in the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund. The Board will consist of:

(1) An administrator appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services as specified in § 8603 [repealed] of this title. This administrator will act as Chairperson of the Board.

(2) Five Board members shall be appointed by the Secretary for staggered terms and shall be composed of persons who have demonstrated an interest in emergency housing.

(3) This Board will review proposals and allocate funds. The Board will be responsible for monitoring expenditures, authorizing the adjustment of funds and reallocating funds from 1 organization to another. In order to be eligible for these funds, an organization must:

a. Be a private, nonprofit agency operating within this State.

b. Have a generally accepted system of accounting and must conduct an annual audit.

c. Agree to submit to a programmatic review and financial audit of their program each year that funds are received.

64 Del. Laws, c. 425, § 2; 68 Del. Laws, c. 149, §§ 20, 21.;

(a) "Department" means the Department of Health and Social Services.

(b) "Emergency housing shelter" refers to a temporary housing intervention for a period of 90 days or less operated by a qualified organization that provides short-term housing and supportive services that address the needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The shelter must be a facility which meets all local building codes.

64 Del. Laws, c. 425, § 2; 68 Del. Laws, c. 149, §§ 20, 22; 80 Del. Laws, c. 396, § 1.;

Repealed by 73 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 5, effective July 12, 2001.;

(a) There is hereby created a special fund, which shall be known as the Emergency Housing Assistance Fund of the Treasury of the State.

(b) All moneys received from the voluntary contribution system established in § 7952 [repealed] of this title shall be deposited in said Fund.

(c) The General Assembly shall make no appropriation into said Fund, but individuals and organizations may, from time to time, make contributions or bequests to the Fund.

(d) The moneys contained in said Fund shall be continuously transferred to the Department of Health and Social Services for the exclusive purpose of carrying out the objectives of §§ 7950-7953 of this title, including administration thereof.

(e) From time to time as determined by the Delaware State Clearinghouse Committee, the Department shall submit a detailed report to members of the Committee of revenues, expenditures and program measures for the fiscal period in question. Such report shall also be sufficiently descriptive in nature so as to be concise and informative. The Committee may cause the Department to appear before the Committee and to answer such questions as the Committee may require.

64 Del. Laws, c. 425, § 2; 68 Del. Laws, c. 149, §§ 20, 25.;