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    PUBLIC NOTICE

    SHIP Annual Performance Reports

    The City of Lakeland has prepared its Annual Performance Reports for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)program.  These reports contain information on the status of all SHIP funded projects completed before June 30, 2014.  Included are SHIP Close-out Report for 2011-2012, and Interim Reports for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.  The Annual Performance Reports shall be submitted (mailed) to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) in Tallahassee, Florida, on September 9, 2014, to be received by the FHFC on or before September 15, 2014.

    The Annual Performance Reports are available for review at the Community Development Department at City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue, and at the Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section at 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, where interested parties may obtain a free copy or receive information about the reports.  Reports are also available for review at both public libraries and on the City’s website.

    Anyone wishing to comment on the reports must do so prior to September 4, 2014.  Written public comments shall identify the author by name, address, and interest affected.  Comments should be addressed to Annie L. Gibson, Housing Programs Coordinator, Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 and to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-1329.

    State Housing Initiatives Partnership

    The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program was created by the Florida Legislature with passage of the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act in 1992, which created a dedicated revenue source with which to fund the development and preservation of affordable housing across the State of Florida.  SHIP funds are allocated to all 67 Florida counties and to 53 Community Development Block Grant entitlement cities, including Lakeland.