Strategic partners

The Delaware Association of REALTORS® and its members work alongside a number of other organizations throughout the state on efforts related to ensuring access to and affordability of housing. Below are some of those partners.

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA)

The mission of the Delaware State Housing Authority is to efficiently provide, and assist others to provide, quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans.

DSHA has the power to make loans and grants to both for-profit and nonprofit housing sponsors; to make loans to mortgage lenders and require that they use the proceeds to make new residential mortgage loans; to apply for and receive subsidies from the federal government and other sources; and to issue its own bonds and notes.

In addition to its role as the State’s Housing Finance Agency, DSHA is unique in that it is also serves as a Public Housing Authority and acts as a Community Development and Planning Agency. As a Public Housing Authority, DSHA receives funding from HUD to build, own and operate public housing in Kent and Sussex counties, two of Delaware’s three counties. Check the website for more at http://www.destatehousing.com.

Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Thinking of calling Delaware home? Learn about our low cost of living, award-winning schools, nationally ranked healthcare systems, and a diverse range of options for fun. Delaware’s small-town hospitality and big-time opportunities for fun and relaxation mean you can enjoy life to its fullest here.

Check out https://www.livelovedelaware.com/ to access information on all things Delaware. The site includes an easy-to-use, cost-of-living calculator as well as a host of links to sites on tourism, industry sectors, diverse lifestyles and more.

Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association

The Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association is Delaware’s mortgage trade organization which represents mortgage bankers, brokers and affiliate service providers across the state. Our mission is to provide services, support and information to our members and to promote sound and ethical business practices which are consistent with industry standards. This nonprofit, trade association (501(c) 6) comprised of mortgage lenders and affiliated service providers which serve the mortgage industry in the state of Delaware.

More information and membership details are available at delawaremba.org.

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is the nation’s oldest African American trade association.

NAREB was formed in 1947 as an equal opportunity and civil rights advocacy organization for African American real estate professionals, consumers, and communities. While NAREB provided a forum, platform, and standards just like NAR, members could not be referred to as REALTORS® and so adopted the name Realtist.

Delaware has two local chapters of NAREB:

The Realtist Association of Delaware (RADE) has been around since mid-2019. Find out more at their website: realtistofdelaware.com.

The Central Delaware Association of Realtist has been around since 2021. Find out more at their website: https://www.centralderealtist.org/

On January 12, 2024, DAR and NAREB Region 3 signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more here.