State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

SHIP Purchase Assistance and Rehabilitation Grant Program IS CLOSED.

Due to the high volume of applications, the Grants Division will no longer be accepting new applications as of May 24, 2022 at 5PM. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

For more information about the programs, please review the FAQ documents:

Purchase Assistance Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ

Housing Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ

              Maximum income limit is  based on HUD 2022 income chart.

Household SizeMaximum Income Limit

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP), which provides funds to local governments to preserve affordable homeownership. The program was designed to serve very low, low, and moderate income families.

SHIP funds are distributed on an entitlement basis to all 67 counties and 53 Community Development Block Grant cities in Florida. Funding for this program was established by the William E. Sadowski Act. Funds are allocated to local governments on a population based formula and are derived from the collection of documentary stamp tax. Total actual disbursements are dependent upon actual documentary stamp collections.

SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)

SHIP Annual Reports