We want Sussex County DE

to be a welcoming community

where everyone can thrive!

Through advocacy and education,

we will engage the public and decision-makers

to build inclusive communities that are

affordable, equitable, empowering, and sustainable,

where everyone is connected and valued,

and everyone fully belongs and thrives.

our strategies

We intend to

  • Demonstrate support for affordable new homes

  • Maintain the current affordable housing stock

  • Help local authorities achieve housing targets

Grow Yimby activism

  • Coalition building

  • Small stakeholder meetings

  • Employer/employee survey

  • Research


  • Public educational campaigns

  • Training webinars on housing and advocacy

  • Summits and conferences

  • Research

policy change

  • Expand zoning and housing type options

  • Fund affordable housing

  • Fix broken incentives

  • Research

our story


We want a more

affordable and sustainable

Sussex County.

It all started with the Sussex Housing Group.
SHG is a partnership of organizations that includes representation from the public and private sector, non-profits and other community-based organizations, and communities. SHG works collaboratively on housing and community development issues as they affect communities in Sussex County, DE.

We’re a mix of long-time residents and newcomers, renters and homeowners, business owners and employees, families and individuals, citizens and immigrants, commuters, bus riders, cyclists and pedestrians. We see friends, family, and coworkers priced out of our area. We see sprawl consume acres of wilderness and increase the number of cars on the road. And we see an alternative. We want Sussex County to be an affordable and inclusive community. We can make  Sussex County a place with homes for all, and where you don’t have to have a car to get around.

YIMBY's may or may not have experienced housing struggles, but some common ones are:

  • Struggling to find a home that

    • fits their budget

    • in the size required for the family

    • and is safe and healthy

  • Having to move and live a far distance away from work, school, or community to find housing their salary allows them to afford

  • Having family and friends relocate to find affordable housing

  • Commuting hours a day to get to work

  • Spending years on waitlists for income-qualified housing

  • Having to decide between making a rent payment, or medical appointment, or car repair

  • Rooflessness, couch surfing, homelessness

Becoming a YIMBY is a way to get involved with your community to

find solutions to the the systemic problems and policies

that have affected you personally.