State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Annual Performance Report (APR)

The SHIP program was established in accordance with Sections 420.907-420.9079, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 67-37.007, Florida Administrative Code, for the purpose of meeting the housing needs of extremely low, very low, low and moderate income households, to expand production of and preserve affordable housing, and to further the housing element of the local government comprehensive plan specific to affordable housing.

A performance report is submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation annually, outlining the use of SHIP funds during the previous two years.  The 2016-2017 APR covers the following program years:

  • July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 (Closeout Year Report)
  • July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 (Interim Year 1 Report)
  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 (Interim Year 2 Report)

The report draft is provided by the Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, and is available for public review at the Community Development Department, 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801, and at the Neighborhood Services Division, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33805.  The draft reports are also available here.

Anyone wishing to comment on the reports must do so prior to September 1, 2017.  Written public comments shall identify the author by name, address, and interest affected.  Comments should be addressed to Annie L. Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33805, and to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, FL  32301.

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

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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.