The 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.
Call the Florida Housing Coalition’s SHIP hotline: 1-800-677-4548.
Technical assistance is available to you through the Affordable Housing Catalyst Program, funded by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Our assistance helps you have success with SHIP. We offer guidance on effective program design and help you comply with state and federal housing regulations. We help you identify partners and resources, implement your program and account for the results and spending.
Telephone and email technical assistance is available Monday through Friday at 1 (800) 677-4548 and firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer your brief question to help finish today’s task or offer longer-term guidance to assist throughout the stages of a project.
On-site Assistance: In some cases, we may visit your office to help you with a new initiative, review your tracking and SHIP files, meet with your advisory committee members, or whatever support you need.
Webinars and Workshops: These deliver an array of topics to help you administer and implement SHIP. Email email@example.com to be added to the list for announcements of upcoming trainings. Training topics include:
This great success is due to the collective efforts of our membership organizations, our collaborative work, our grassroots efforts, and our team of professional legislative advocates. Below is a summary of the sections that pertain to our efforts, as well as the spreadsheet on SHIP appropriations by jurisdictions that was received today from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
FINAL BUDGET AGREEMENT REACHED
DETAILS OF HOUSING FUNDING
The House and Senate reached agreement June 16 on the FY 2015-2016 budget. The budget document has been published and will be voted on and passed early Friday evening, June 19.
Given the volatility of the session, the outcome was excellent.
Summary of the state budget as it relates to housing.
This is from the agreed upon budget that will be passed Friday:
Housing funded from Sadowski Trust Funds at $175 million
(lines (2240 and 2241)
Sweep to GR of $81 million ($75 from Local Government Housing Trust Fund and $6 million from SHTF)
Details of the $175 million:
$70 million to FHFC (line 2240)
That leaves $12 million available for FHFC.
$105 million to SHIP (line 2241) Note: Net to SHIP is $101 million
In Addition to the $175 million:
The same line item in the budget for homeless from GR in DCF budget of $2,489,794 (Line 363)
The GR appropriation for homeless (line 363) has proviso language giving money directly to
SEED Trust Fund direct appropriations to
GR Appropriations in DEO budget, line 2233A:
The following language is in the implementing bill, and impacts SHIP and Homeless:
Section 67, beginning on line 2096
For FY 15-16, permits SHIP funds
(10) Notwithstanding ss. 420.9071(26) and 420.9075(5) and subsection (7), for the 2015-2016 fiscal year:
The following language is in the implementing bill and impacts the distribution of SAIL funds
Section 68. In order to implement Specific Appropriation 2240 of the 2015-2016 General Appropriations Act, subsection (10) is added to section 420.5087, Florida Statutes, to read:
420.5087 State Apartment Incentive Loan Program.—There is hereby created the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program for the purpose of providing first, second, or other subordinated mortgage loans or loan guarantees to sponsors, including for- profit, nonprofit, and public entities, to provide housing affordable to very-low-income persons.
(10)(a) Notwithstanding subsection (3), for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the reservation of funds for the tenant groups within each notice of fund availability shall be:
2. Not less than 5 percent of the funds available at that time for the commercial fishing workers and farmworkers tenant group.
More 2015 Workshops Soon to Come
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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.