PUBLIC NOTICE

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs
One-Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds
Program Year: October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019

The City of Lakeland is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prepare an Action Plan to qualify for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds.  The Plan for 2018-2019, to be presented at public hearings before the City Commission on June 18 and July 16, 2018, identifies the City's housing and non-housing development needs and outlines a strategy to address these needs.

The City's One-Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2018-2019 will be available for public review for thirty (30) days beginning June 14, 2018.  Written comments should be provided to the department prior to July 13, 2018 by mail or email to:

Annie Gibson
Housing Programs Supervisor
Neighborhood Services Division
1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL  33805

The Lakeland City Commission will hold public hearings on June 18, 2018 and July 16, 2018, in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801, at 9:00 a.m. and to review any comments received from residents.  The City Commission will then authorize the City Administration to submit the Plan to HUD with any modifications necessary.


Housing Repair Assistance for Damage from Hurricane Irma

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:

  • You must be low income, at or below 80% of area median income adjusted for family size (see table below);
  • You must own and have lived in the home to be repaired, as your principal residence (homestead), for at least one (1) year; and
  • Your home to be repaired must be inside Lakeland's city limits.

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.

You can download a copy of the application here.  If you have questions, please contact the City of Lakeland Housing Office at 863.834.3360 or at housing@lakelandgov.net.


Housing Rehabilitation Available

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
Housing Section

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 housing@lakelandgov.net

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Our Mission

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.