State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

Home Purchase Assistance Program opens February 12, 2024 at 8:00 am

All Purchase Assistance funds have been encumbered. Please check the website regularly for updates on new funding opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ

To register for the mandatory orientation, please register here: Mandatory Orientation Registration

This initiative is being supported, in whole or part, by federal award number SLFRP5533 granted to the City of Fort Pierce by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  

Residential Rehabilitation Program opens February 12, 2024 at 8:00 am

All Residential Rehabilitation Program funds have been encumbered. Please check the website regularly for updates on new funding opportunities.

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

Housing Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ

Rapid Rehousing Program opens February 12, 2024 at 8:00 am

All Rapid Rehousing Program funds have been encumbered. Please check the website regularly for updates on new funding opportunities.

Funding will assist income-eligible applicants. This program is only available to City of Fort Pierce residents.

              The maximum income limit is based on the HUD 2023 income chart.


Household SizeMaximum Income Limit
1$71,160
2$81,360
3$91,560
4$101,640
5$109,800
6$117,960
7$126,120
8$134,280
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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