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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. 


Rental Development Incentive Programs

The City of Lakeland Planning & Housing Division will begin accepting applications for Rental Development Programs on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Anyone interested in the program will be required to submit an application to be a Certified Affordable Housing Developer and an individual application for each program.  Applications must be returned to the City of Lakeland, Planning & Housing Division, by email to: housing@lakelandgov.net, by 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The deadline will be strictly enforced.

The application forms and program details are available below:

Rental Development Programs Letter

Certified Affordable Housing Developer

Rental Development RFA 288

Program Details RFA 288

Rental Development RFA 500

Program Details RFA 500

 


 NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activity to be undertaken by the City of Lakeland, Florida.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about May 11, 2020, the City of Lakeland will submit a request the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to release Community Development Block Grant funds authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; and to undertake the project listed below:

 CDBG** & CDBG-CV Funds  
 Rental and Utility Assistance  $400,310
Rental and Utility Assistance **   350,000
 Housing Counseling for Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention  $ 50,000
   $800,310

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

​The City of Lakeland Housing Division has determined that the above project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 USC 4321) is not required.

The reasons for the decision not to prepare such Statements are as follows: No serious environmental adverse impacts or hazards were identified in the course of the environmental review.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) respecting the proposed project has been made by the City of Lakeland which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such a Statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the City of Lakeland Housing Division, 1104 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Lakeland, FL 33805. The records are available for public examination online at housing@lakelandgov.net and copying upon request between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

All interested agencies, groups, and persons may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Lakeland Housing Division. Such written comments should be submitted to Annie Gibson by email at annie.gibson@lakelandgov.net, or 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 on or before May 11, 2020.  All such comments so received will be considered by the City of Lakeland prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice is being addressed. 

Full Public Notice


Public Notice: Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs

The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing during a Special Meeting to be held on Monday, April 27, 2020, beginning at 3:00 PM to consider a Substantial  Amendment to the One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds; to receive comments from interested parties; and to authorize the City administration to submit the plan amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding teh City's 2019-2020 (45th year) CDBG and (25th year) HOME funds. 

As part of the Citizen Participation Plan for the CDBG program, the City is requesting a Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 CDBG & HOME Action Plan and Projected Use of funds due to the COVID-19 emergency declaration. 

The requested amendment is to add the following project: Rental Assistance and Housing Counseling for Foreclosure Prevention.

Public Notice | Complete Action Plan Amendment


Housing Rehabilitation Available

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
30% 50% 60% 80%
BASED ON FAMILY SIZE HUD & FHFC HUD & FHFC FHFC HUD & FHFC
1 12,760 20,600 24,720 32,950
2 17,240 23,550 28,260 37,650
3 21,720 26,500 31,800 42,350
4 26,200 29,400 35,280 47,050
5 30,680 31,800 38,160 50,850
6 34,150 34,150 40,980 54,600
7 36,500 36,500 43,800 58,350
8 38,850 38,850 46,620 62,150

Income levels are based on Area Median Income (AMI) for family of four at $58,800

Data effective April 1, 2020 and retrieved from the following web sources:

HUD=https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/2020summary.odn

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 housing@lakelandgov.net

A photo of the Equal Housing Opportunity logo


Foreclosure Prevention

The City of Lakeland has partnered with Keystone Challenge Fund, Inc. to provide housing counseling services to help qualified homeowners avoid foreclosure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Keystone Challenge Fund for more information or to apply for assistance.

Foreclosure Prevention Flyer

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.