State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Home Purchase Assistance Program is CLOSED
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. The City Commission allocated $900,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA-SLFRF) to fund the home purchase assistance program.
Residential Rehabilitation Program Opens October 24th at 9AM
Rapid Rehousing Program CLOSED until further notice
Maximum income limit is based on HUD 2022 income chart.
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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.