Rebuild Florida will repair and rebuild homes for low-income families, construct additional affordable housing units, assist businesses in disaster recovery and update local infrastructure to better withstand future storms. Rebuild Florida program is run by Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in partnership with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The City of Lakeland's Housing Office is providing assistance with repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Irma. If you sustained such damage, you may be eligible for assistance. To qualify:
The Housing Office will determine income eligibility, establish repairs to be completed, and assist the homeowner in securing a contractor. Rental housing and mobile homes are NOT eligible.
PLEASE NOTE: You must make a claim on your homeowners insurance and apply for FEMA assistance before applying for repair assistance from the City of Lakeland, as the assistance provided by the City cannot duplicate assistance provided by other state or federal programs or insured losses.
The Neighborhood Services Division 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:
Neighborhood Services Division
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 Neighborhood Services Division at 863.834.3360 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.