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Delaware Catalyst Fund Will Create Affordable Homeownership Opportunities & Build Equitable Neighborhoods Statewide

Cinnaire has announced the first funding round for the Delaware Catalyst Fund, a $20 million fund investing in affordable housing in Delaware communities, will open May 15th. The Catalyst Fund is a partnership between Cinnaire and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) designed to address vacant property in communities in Delaware disproportionately impacted by the …

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Residents Still Reeling from Hurricane Ida: A Rallying Cry for Affordable Housing

Claymont Apt flooded after IDA

Wilmington DE Families Struggle to Find Homes In early September, the remnants of Hurricane Ida, a deadly and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane, wreaked havoc on 10 city blocks in Wilmington, DE. The storm caused the Brandywine Creek to flood to historic levels, a natural disaster that displaced hundreds of individuals and families living in …

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Jumpstart Wilmington Completes First Four Development Training Sessions

Jumpstart graduates at table

More than 150 aspiring developers apply for training program benefiting Wilmington residents  Since the Jumpstart Wilmington program was first launched in October 2020, 39 emerging developers have completed the intensive four-week training program through five sessions. The purpose of Jumpstart Wilmington is to promote the growth of local developer capacity through training and development to support neighborhood …

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Homeownership and Development Policies to Reverse the Legacy of Discrimination and Disinvestment in Wilmington

Rowhouses in Wilmington

In the City of Wilmington, the challenges posed by systemic racism are nothing new. Wilmington’s neighborhoods have been particularly harmed by the legacy of racist policies that have fueled segregation and a vicious cycle of disinvestment, leading to the devaluation of assets and a large number of vacant properties that contribute to crime and instability …

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Advancing Communities Podcast Episode 3

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders,  policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living …

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Saint Francis & Trinity Health Investing $1 Million in Cinnaire’s Wilmington Healthy Neighborhood Fund

Saint Francis Healthcare and its parent organization, Trinity Health, are joining Cinnaire to launch the Wilmington Healthy Neighborhood Fund. A comprehensive, community-driven revitalization effort, the Wilmington Healthy Neighborhood Fund will address the social determinants of health, including safe and affordable housing, in the City of Wilmington. The one-million-dollar Trinity Health/Saint Francis loan will be used …

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Advancing Communities Podcast Episode 2

Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer Jim Peffley with thought leaders,  policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living …

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Dionna Sargent Appointed Community Development Market Leader

Dionna Sargent has been appointed Community Development Market Leader. As the Community Development Market Leader, she will lead Cinnaire’s Priority City Initiative in Wilmington, Delaware, focusing on identifying resources and opportunities to further comprehensive community development objectives in the city. In this new position, Dionna will be responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining relationships with …

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