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SHIP Public Notice

The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the 2017-2020 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, 2017 through June 30, 2020.  The proposed LHAP can be viewed online here

A public hearing will be held before the Lakeland City Commission in City Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  All residents of the City of Lakeland are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearing.

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

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 (1) week prior to the meeting.

CHDO 2017-2018

Community Housing Development Organization
Applications Available for 2017-18 Funding

Applications for funding are no available to qualified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the period beginning October 1, 2017 and ending September 30, 2018.

View the official announcement and eligibility for funding.

View the funding application.

Application must be received in the Neighborhood Services Division, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida  33805, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.  Late application will not be accepted.

 

Grant Application Cycle

City of Lakeland
Public Service Grants 2017-2018
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 2017-2018 program year funding have been combined.  Both Federal CDBG and local general funds will be available from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

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, March 31, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information please contact Housing Program Supervisor Annie Gibson or Finance Officer Adena Kniss at (863) 834-3360.

Housing Rehabilitation Available

Completed Applications Will Be Accepted
Starting October 5th

The Neighborhood Services Division is pleased to announce that applications for Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Homes will be accepted beginning Monday, October 5, 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 October 5th, 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:

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.

New NSP

ATTENTION HOMEBUYERS!!!

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.