In accordance with CDC recommendations, the Housing Office is limiting face-to-face interactions at the Coleman Bush Building. WE REMAIN OPEN and continue to provide the services you need.
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020, all in-person transactions will be by APPOINTMENT-ONLY. Please click the "Make Appointment" button below to schedule. If you have any questions regarding this new process, feel free to contact us by phone or email.
The City of Lakeland Planning & Housing Division will be begin accepting applications for the Infill Land Bank Program starting on Monday, March 23rd. Anyone interested in the program will be required to submit an application to be a Certified Affordable Housing Developer and an Affordable Housing Development Application. Applications must be returned to the City of Lakeland, Planning & Housing Division, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020. The deadline will be strictly enforced.
The application forms and program details are now available below:
The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the 2020-2023 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, 2020 through June 30, 2023. The proposed LHAP may be viewed here.
The public hearing will be held in City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, on Monday, April 6, 2020. The City Commission meeting will begin at 3:00p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order. All residents of the City of Lakeland are invited to attend and participate in this meeting.
The City of Lakeland's Housing Office 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:
|CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA|
|HOUSING ASSISTANCE INCOME SCHEDULE|
|% OF AREA MEDIAN INCOME||CDBG & HOME UP TO 80% (Federal Funds)|
|EXTREMELY LOW||VERY LOW||LOW|
|BASED ON FAMILY SIZE||HUD & FHFC||HUD & FHFC||FHFC||HUD & FHFC|
Income levels are based on Area Median Income (AMI) for family of four at $58,200
Data effective April 24, 2019 and retrieved from the following web sources:
Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) -https://www.floridahousing.org/owners-and-managers/compliance/income-limits
Completed applications, which will be processed in the order they are received, should be mailed or delivered to:
City of Lakeland's Housing Office
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 Housing Office at 863.834.3360 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application packets are available for non-profits seeking to provide SurfLakeland Wi-Fi to their clients and customers at:
Please submit completed applications to the attention of Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor, Housing Division, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland FL 33805
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 4:00 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
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.