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    State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program
    Local Housing Assistance Plan 2014-2017

    The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing April 7, 2014 to consider the 2014-2017 Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program.  The SHIP Program assists eligible extremely low, very low, low and moderate income households with the purchase of new or existing homes and/or rehabilitation of existing owner-occupied homes in the City of Lakeland.  The LHAP outlines the strategies and goals for the three-year period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2017.  The proposed LHAP can be viewed from the Neighborhood Services website.

    The public hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 in the City Commission Chambers at Lakeland City Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida.  The public is invited to attend and participate in this meeting.

    Persons having questions about the public hearing or the City's State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program should contact Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Coordinator, at (863) 834-3360 or by email.

    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities may request special assistance or accommodations to participate in this proceeding by contacting Annie Gibson at (863) 834-3360 no later than one week prior to the meeting.

    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.