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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, 2020 - September 30, 2021

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 Grand (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds.  The One Year Action Plan for 2020-2021, to be presented at public hearings before the City Commission on July 6 and August 3, 2020, 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 2020-2021 will be available for public review for thirty (30) days beginning July 3, 2020 and comments should be provided to the department prior to August 1, 2020 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 July 6, 2020 and August 3, 2020, in the City Commission Room, City Hall, at 3:00p.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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS (HOME) PROGRAMS

The City of Lakeland will hold a public meeting to seek input from residents regarding housing and community development needs and priorities for the program year October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. 

When: Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Where: Dream Center of Lakeland
    635 West 5th Street
   Lakeland, FL 33805

For more information please contact Annie Gibson, Housing Programs Supervisor at the Community Planning & Housing Division office 863.834.3360.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions, those who require special accommodations to attend this meeting are asked to contact Jenny Sykes at 863.834.4444. If hearing impaired the City's local TDD number is 863.834.8333 or Toll Free at 800.955.8771. The Florida Relay Service number is 800.955.8770.

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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

 


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

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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.