For families with low to moderate income, there are several housing assistance strategies to help with repair, replacement, or rehabilitation. ECRC coordinates the SHIP program for Washington County.
The following strategies are available:
Purchase Assistance: provides funds to support down payment and/or closing costs for the purchase of a home
Emergency Housing Rehabilitation: addresses homeowner needs such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, sanitary disposal, or structural deficiencies
Replacement Housing: provides funds to underwrite the costs of constructing affordable replacement homes for families living in unsafe conditions
Local Housing Assistance Plan
Each county is required by Florida Statute to have an approved Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). The LHAP is submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for review once every three years. The LHAP is designed to detail how each county will expend the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds allocated to them for each fiscal year.