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Housing Rehabilitation Available

Completed Applications Will Be Accepted
Starting October 5th

The Neighborhood Services Division is pleased to announce that applications for Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied, Single-Family Homes will be accepted beginning Monday, October 5, 2015.  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.  Applications will not be accepted before October 5th, and must be mailed or delivered to:

Neighborhood Services Division
Housing Section

1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, Florida  33805

Application forms are now available at the following locations:

Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Sources of funding for this program may include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the State Housing Initiatives Partnerships Program (SHIP). For more information, please call the Neighborhood Services Division at (863) 834-3360.

Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Lakeland Neighborhood Services Division is pleased to announce the availability of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funding in the amount of $80,000 for Emergency Home Repairs.  ONLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT agencies are eligible to apply to apply for funding to administer this program.  Funds must be used to benefit eligible households whose incomes do not exceed 80% of the area median income (AMI).  Applications for funding will be available beginning Thursday, October 1, 2015, and are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015.  All applications must be submitted to:

City of Lakeland
Neighborhood Services Division
Housing Section
1104 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, Florida  33805

Inquiries regarding this Notice of Funding Availability should be directed to Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Coordinator, by email or phone at (863) 834-3362.




Effective Tuesday, September 4, 2012 the City of Lakeland has INCREASED assistance offered to purchasers of single-family homes through the City's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.  Income eligible buyers are now eligible to receive between 30% and 50% of the purchase price in deferred payment assistance.  With already reduced prices, the increased assistance now ranges between $16,500 and $35,000, making these homes more affordable than ever!  When combined with closing cost assistance of up to $4,000, there simply is no better deal around and no better time to buy.  Repayment of the assistance is not required as long as the buyer maintains the home as their principal residence and complies with other program requirements.

Visit or call the Neighborhood Services Division at (863) 834-3360 to learn more.

Important News

Florida Housing Launches Statewide
Hardest-Hit Fund Program

Tallahassee - During a press conference on Tuesday, April 5, Florida Housing Finance Corporation announced that unemployed or underemployed homeowners in Florida, who are having difficulty paying their mortgages, will be able to apply for financial assistance from the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF) beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18.

"We're no in the position to offer this financial assistance statewide to the people out there who are desperately struggling to stay in their homes," said Steve Auger, executive director of Florida Housing.  "For the homeowners who qualify, this temporary relief from their mortgage payments will provide some 'breathing room' so they can focus on becoming re-employed at a level that will allow them to resume making payments on their own."

Read the full text of the press release.

Homeowners in every Florida county may apply for financial assistance from the fund by using the official HHF website.  The site contains all the information users will need to begin the application process, including a program fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and links to resources that may be helpful to those experiencing economic challenges.

Application for the Florida Hardest-Hit Fund program is FREE-OF-CHARGE, and applicants will not be asked to pay for any eligibility determination services in conjunction with applying for the program.