First State is here to help people, one community at a time. On July 19th, the Sussex Housing Group, a coalition made up of social service agencies in Sussex County, met with community members in Georgetown to provide important information on how to receive direct services for their communities. Representatives of low-income, unincorporated communities can now apply through Sept 17, 2018 and one community will be selected to receive direct services for 12 months. The Sussex Housing Group will provide services ranging from revitalization, infrastructure, housing rehab, and leadership development to the selected community. On hand is First State's community development manager Bruce Wright and community development specialist, Michelle Johnson, to assist partners in preparing communities for the application process. For more information on how your community or neighborhood association can apply, please contact Michelle Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.