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PUBLIC NOTICE

 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds

 Program Year: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

The City of Lakeland is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prepare an Action Plan to qualify for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds. The One Year Action Plan for 2019-2020, to be presented at public hearings before the City Commission on June 17 and July 15, 2019, identifies the City's housing and non-housing community development needs and outlines a strategy to address these needs.

 

The City's One Year Action Plan and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2019-2020 will be available for public review for thirty (30) days beginning June 13, 2019 and comments should be provided to the department prior to July 12, 2019 by mail or email: Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor, Community and Economic Development Department, Housing Division, 1104 Martin L. King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, 33805.

 

The Lakeland City Commission will hold a public hearing on June 17, 2019 and July 15, 2019, in the City Commission Room, City Hall, at 3:00 p.m. to review any comments received from residents. The City Commission will authorize the City administration to submit the plan to HUD with any modifications necessary.

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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.