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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. 


Affordable Housing Infill Land Bank Program

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:

Infill Land Bank Cover Letter

Certified Affordable Housing Developer

Infill Land Bank Program Application

Infill Land Bank Program Details

Affordable Housing Land Bank Map


State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program

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.


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 12,490 20,400 22,560 32,600
2 16,910 23,300 25,740 37,250
3 21,330 26,200 28,980 41,900
4 25,750 29,100 32,610 46,550
5 30,170 31,450 34,740 50,300
6 33,800 33,800 37,320 54,000
7 36,100 36,100 39,900 57,750
8 38,450 38,450 42,480 61,450

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:

HUD= https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2019/2019summary.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

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**CITY OF LAKELAND Wi-Fi GRANT APPLICATION**

SURFLAKELAND

Bridging the Digital Divide

Program Year 2019-2020

 

Application packets are available for non-profits seeking to provide SurfLakeland Wi-Fi to their clients and customers at:

  •  City's website
  • the Coleman-Bush Building in the Housing Division office located at 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue or by email, by calling 863-834-3360.

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

 

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.