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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Lakeland prepared the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER) for the 2013-2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development must receive the CAPER in the Jacksonville Field Office by December 29, 2014. The public may review and submit comments on the reports prior to submission to HUD.

 

The CAPER reports contain information on the status of all CDBG and HOME funded projects underway or completed during the program year June 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. These reports document the City’s performance in meeting the various requirements for the expenditure of CDBG and HOME funds.

The CAPER and accompanying narrative statements are available for review in the Community Development Department, at City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue and at the Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, where interested parties may obtain a copy at no charge or receive information about the reports. The report is also available for review at both public libraries and on the City’s web site at www.lakelandgov.net/commdev/housing.aspx. Comments should be addressed to: Annie L. Gibson, Housing Programs Coordinator, Community Development Department, Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 and received by her on or before Wednesday, December 18, 2014.

New NSP

ATTENTION HOMEBUYERS!!!

ONLY 4 HOMES LEFT!!!

Effective Tuesday, September 4, 2012 the City of Lakeland has INCREASED assistance offered to purchasers of single-family homes through the City's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  Income eligible buyers are now eligible to receive between 30% and 50% of the purchase price in deferred payment assistance.  With already reduced prices, the increased assistance now ranges between $16,500 and $35,000, making these homes more affordable than ever!  When combined with closing cost assistance of up to $4,000, there simply is no better deal around and no better time to buy.  Repayment of the assistance is not required as long as the buyer maintains the home as their principal residence and complies with other program requirements.

Visit nsp.lakelandgov.net or call the Neighborhood Services Division at (863) 834-3360 to learn more.

Important News


Florida Housing Launches Statewide
Hardest-Hit Fund Program

Tallahassee - During a press conference on Tuesday, April 5, Florida Housing Finance Corporation announced that unemployed or underemployed homeowners in Florida, who are having difficulty paying their mortgages, will be able to apply for financial assistance from the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF) beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18.

"We're no in the position to offer this financial assistance statewide to the people out there who are desperately struggling to stay in their homes," said Steve Auger, executive director of Florida Housing.  "For the homeowners who qualify, this temporary relief from their mortgage payments will provide some 'breathing room' so they can focus on becoming re-employed at a level that will allow them to resume making payments on their own."

Read the full text of the press release.

Homeowners in every Florida county may apply for financial assistance from the fund by using the official HHF website.  The site contains all the information users will need to begin the application process, including a program fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and links to resources that may be helpful to those experiencing economic challenges.

Application for the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund program is FREE-OF-CHARGE, and applicants will not be asked to pay for any eligibility determination services in conjunction with applying for the program.