Applications for funding are now available to nonprofit organizations seeking to provide public service activities in the City of Lakeland. The 2018-2019 program year for Community Service agencies has been combined into one annual cycle. Both federal CDBG and local general funds are available from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.
For additional information, please review the official announcement. The application form is now available here, or can be picked up from the Affordable Housing Office, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805. Completed applications must be received in the Affordable Housing Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted or considered for funding.
Applications are now available to organizations seeking funds to provide affordable housing development for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.
The application form is now available here, or can be picked up from the Affordable Housing Office, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805. Completed applications must be received in the Affordable Housing Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted or considered for funding.
The City of Lakeland prepared the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER) for the 2016-2017 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 reports in the Jacksonville area office by December 29, 2017. 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 October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. 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 here.
Comments should be addressed to: Annie L. Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor, Community Development Department, Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 and received on or before Thursday, December 21, 2017.
The City of Lakeland's Housing Office is providing assistance with repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Irma. If you sustained such damage, you may be eligible for assistance. To qualify:
The Housing Office will determine income eligibility, establish repairs to be completed, and assist the homeowner in securing a contractor. Rental housing and mobile homes are NOT eligible.
PLEASE NOTE: You must make a claim on your homeowners insurance and apply for FEMA assistance before applying for repair assistance from the City of Lakeland, as the assistance provided by the City cannot duplicate assistance provided by other state or federal programs or insured losses.
The Neighborhood Services Division is pleased to announce that applications for Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Homes are now being accepted. 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.
Application forms are now available at the following locations:
Completed applications, which will be processed in the order they are received, should be mailed or delivered to:
Neighborhood Services Division
1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Sources of funding for this program may include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP). For more information, please contact the Neighborhood Services Division at 863.834.3360 or by email to email@example.com.
Providing adequate, safe and affordable housing to
very low, low and moderate income residents, while
supporting the City of Lakeland's redevelopment efforts
and promoting self-sufficiency.
The City of Lakeland's Housing Office administers a number of Federal and State grant programs designed for the preservation and development of affordable housing, and expended economic opportunities for persons of low to moderate income.
Funding is generally restricted to benefit very low, low and moderate income residents and families. See Income Chart or contact the Housing Office for additional details.