State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)

SHIP LogoThe State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to provide very low, low and moderate income families with assistance to purchase a home, money to repair or replace a home and many other types of housing assistance.

Free telephone technical assistance is available to help you successfully implement your SHIP funded work. Call the Florida Housing Coalition’s SHIP hotline: 1-800-677-4548.

SHIP Technical Assistance

NOTE: You will not be able to print out a certification. For assistance, contact Michael Chaney at


2015 Workshops Soon to Come

SHIP References


Latest Estimates of SHIP Distributions
(Updated May 5, 2014)

Click here to see the latest estimate of SHIP distributions, which reflects a holdback of $5 million for disaster relief by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). Please note, the disaster relief funds will be added back in to SHIP distribution if there is no disaster that utilizes the funding.


SHIP Distribution Estimates at $100 Million Funding Level

(Updated April 25, 2014)

Click here for the current ESTIMATE of SHIP distributions at the $100 million funding level. It is subject to change and is not official.


Housing Funded at more than $167 million – Highest Level in Seven Years

(Updated April 22, 2014)

On April 22, an agreement was reached between the Senate and House budget conference committee on the level of funding for housing programs:

SHIP:   $100,000,000
SAIL:    $  67,660,000
Total:   $167,660,000

This appropriation level represents 75% of the funds estimated to be distributed into the housing trust funds and available for appropriation during FY 2014-2015. It is also the highest level of funding since FY 2007-2008.

While we are pleased with the progress that has been made, we must continue to push in future legislative sessions for utilization of 100% of the funds in the housing trust funds for housing programs. We owe this to those in need throughout Florida—the families that are helped by Florida’s housing trust fund programs.

Procedurally, this agreement is not a “done deal” until the House and Senate reach agreement on any proviso language associated with the appropriation, and until the overall appropriations bill is passed by both bodies. We will continue to monitor the process. However, the funding levels for the programs is highly unlikely to change.

The Florida Housing Coalition membership and our Sadowski Coalition partners did an amazing job of reaching out to legislators and that is what made the difference. We made tremendous progress and have educated many Senators and House members about the benefits of the programs and why they deserve to be funded.

We also want to offer a specific thank you to Senator Andy Gardiner, who provided the leadership for our effort this session.



The Florida Housing Coalition encourages the use of the SHIP logo for use all materials related to promoting SHIP. Feel free to use the SHIP logo to help brand all your success stories and SHIP information. Click the SHIP logo image to download and save the logo.

SHIP Success Story – Real Purpose. Real Situations. Real Lives.

St. Pete vet receives rehabbed home, presented Congressional Gold Medal

William Scott- Montford Marine- St Pete(Click Photo to Play Video)

Nov. 8, 2013 — Officials revealed a rehabbed home for a St. Petersburg, Fla. veteran on Friday. Mr. William C. Scott was one of the original Montford Point Marines, the first black unit of the U.S. Marines Corp. Scott also served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. In recent years, his home had fallen into disrepair. At 87, Scott needed help fixing up his home, saving it from code violations. With help from volunteers and donations, the state’s Housing Initiative Partnership was able to help him make the needed repairs. Friday, Scott was able to return to his newly rehabbed home.

View the full WFLA News Channel 8 video with photos.