Carper and Castle Applaud the Morrow Street Project and Announce Funds to Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

WILMINGTON, DE – Senator Tom Carper and Congressman Mike Castle will join the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh this evening to applaud the efforts of the Morrow Street Project. The two will also be on hand to announce substantial new funding for a separate affordable housing project in Wilmington. A combined effort between Wilmington Trust Company and New Castle County’s Habitat for Humanity, The Morrow Street Project successfully turned a vacant lot into affordable housing for Delaware’s low-income families. “The Morrow Street Project helped strengthen the foundations of our state’s future. Today marks the celebration of countless hours of time, dedication and work for our neighbors. The homes they built will stand as a lifelong testament to the power of people working together. Their work is to be commended,” Carper said. “I thank the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh for recognizing the outstanding work of Wilmington Trust and Habitat for Humanity, New Castle.” “A few years ago, my staff and I worked on the Morrow Street Project with Habitat for Humanity and it is with great excitement today that I celebrate their accomplishment of helping six low-income Delaware families achieve the American Dream of homeownership,” Castle said. “Backed by the Home Loan Bank, Wilmington Trust and Habitat for Humanity have dedicated themselves to building stronger families and a stronger Delaware community. I look forward to working with these organizations in the future so we can continue to address the needs of low and moderate income families throughout our state.” Aimed at averting a transitional housing crisis, the new funding announced tonight will ensure the ongoing renovation of one of the state’s most vital facilities addressing the transitional housing shortage in Delaware. WHO: Senator Tom Carper & Congressman Mike Castle Wilmington Mayor James Baker Representatives from Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh & 2001 Community Partnership Award recipients WHAT: Press conference announcing Community Partnership Award and funding for future affordable housing project WHEN: Monday, December 17th 5: 30 p.m. WHERE: Hotel DuPont, Wilmington Du Barry Room