State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

Home Purchase Assistance Program Opens October 24th at 9AM

The City of Fort Pierce’s Grants announces the Home Purchase Assistance Program to begin accepting applications on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 9:00 AM and will close when all funds have been expended. Applications will be available online by visiting the website at https://cityoffortpierce.com/503/Open-Grant-Opportunities.

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. 

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

Purchase Assistance Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ

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


Residential Rehabilitation Program Opens October 24th at 9AM

The Residential Rehabilitation Program applications will be available online by visiting the website at https://cityoffortpierce.com/503/Open-Grant-Opportunities beginning Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:00 and will close when all funds have been expended.

The City of Fort Pierce’s Grants Administration announces the availability $400,000 of State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds for Residential Rehabilitation Program.  Funding will assist income eligible applicants. The home must be within the city limits.

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

Housing Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ


Rapid Rehousing Program Opens October 24th at 9AM

The Rapid Rehousing Program applications will be available through a social service agency beginning Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:00 and will close when all funds have been expended.

The City of Fort Pierce’s Grants Administration announces the availability $350,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) combined with State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds.  Funding will assist income eligible applicants. This program is only available to City of Fort Pierce residents.

              Maximum income limit is  based on HUD 2022 income chart.


Household SizeMaximum Income Limit
1$67,200
2$76,800
3$86,400
4$96,000
5$103,680
6$111,360
7$119,040
8$126,720
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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