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PUBLIC NOTICE

City of Lakeland, Florida
Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs Substantial Amendment No. 1 to the One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds, FY 2018-2019

The City of Lakeland Planning and Housing Division will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 16, 2019, to consider an amendment to the One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds, to receive comments from residents, and to authorize the City administration to submit the plan amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding the City's 2018-2019 (44th year) CDBG and (24th year) HOME funds.

As part of the Citizen Participation Plan for the CDBG program, Planning and Housing Division is requesting an amendment to the CDBG & HOME Action Plan and Projected Use of funds for 2018-2019. The change requested is:

  • Add the activity of New Constructions (with HOME funds).

A draft of the activity/or activities for the use of funds may be reviewed on the City's website here from August 30, 2019 - September 13, 2019. Please submit any comments by email to Annie Gibson and written comments may be mailed to Annie Gibson, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 by September 13, 2019.

The public hearing will be held at the time of the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting in the Commission Chambers, 3rd floor of City Hall, on Monday, September 16, 2019. The Commission meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. All residents of Lakeland are invited to attend and participate in this meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding, or those requiring language assistance (free of charge) should contact the City of Lakeland ADA Specialist, Jenny Sykes. Because providing a reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organizations, or resources, the City asks that any request be made with as much notice as possible, preferably 72 hours, but no later than 48 hours in advance of the event, at (863) 834-8444, Email: Jenny.Sykes@lakelandgov.net. If hearing impaired, please contact the TDD numbers: Local – (863) 834-8333 or 1-(800) 955-8771 (TDD – Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or the Florida Relay Service number: 1-(800) 955-8770 (VOICE), for assistance.

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NICOLE TRAVIS, DIRECTOR

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA

 

 


PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing to consider an amendment of the 2017-2020 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 anew or existing homes and/or rehabilitation of existing owner-occupied homes in the City of Lakeland.

This amendment will add new strategies to the LHAP

  • New Construction - Home Ownership
  • Rental Development

A draft of the activity/or activities for the use of funds may be reviewed on the City's website here from August 30, 2019 - September 13, 2019. Please submit any comments by email to Annie Gibson and written comments may be mailed to Annie Gibson, 1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 by September 13, 2019.

The public hearing will be held at the time of the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting in the Commission Chambers, 3rd floor of City Hall, on Monday, September 16, 2019. The Commission meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. All residents of Lakeland are invited to attend and participate in this meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding, or those requiring language assistance (free of charge) should contact the City of Lakeland ADA Specialist, Jenny Sykes. Because providing a reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organizations, or resources, the City asks that any request be made with as much notice as possible, preferably 72 hours, but no later than 48 hours in advance of the event, at (863) 834-8444, Email: Jenny.Sykes@lakelandgov.net. If hearing impaired, please contact the TDD numbers: Local – (863) 834-8333 or 1-(800) 955-8771 (TDD – Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or the Florida Relay Service number: 1-(800) 955-8770 (VOICE), for assistance.

fair housing logo

NICOLE TRAVIS, DIRECTOR

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA

 

 


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:


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

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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.