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Housing Rehabilitation Available

Completed Applications Will Be Accepted
April 6th through April 24th ONLY

The Neighborhood Services Division is pleased to announce that applications for Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Homes will be accepted beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.  Applicants must own and have lived in their home for at least one year prior to applying for rehabilitation assistance. Mobile homes and rental properties are not eligible for rehabilitation assistance.  Homes in historic districts are subject to additional program restrictions.  Applications will not be accepted before April 6th, must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 24th, and must be mailed or delivered to:

Neighborhood Services Division
Housing Section

1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, Florida  33805

Application forms are now available at the following locations:

  • Neighborhood Services Office, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland
  • Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland
  • Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, 1700 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland
  • On the City's website here.

Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Sources of funding for this program may include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the State Housing Initiatives Partnerships Program (SHIP). For more information, please call the Neighborhood Services Division at (863) 834-3360.

Grant Application Cycle

City of Lakeland
Public Service Grants 2015-2016
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for funding are now available to nonprofit organizations seeking to provide public service activities in the City of Lakeland.  The application cycles for 2015-2016 program year funding have been combined.  Both Federal CDBG and local general funds will be available from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

View the official announcement and eligibility for funding.

View the grant application.

Applications must be received in the Neighborhood Services Division, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida  33805, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015.  Late applications will not be accepted.

CHDO 2015-16

City of Lakeland
Community Housing Development Organization
Funding 2015-2016
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for funding are now available to qualified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the period beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2016.

View the official announcement and eligibility for funding.

View the funding application.

Applications must be received in the Neighborhood Services Division, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida  33805, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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.