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State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program

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 serve very low, low and moderate income families.

Eligible Activities

SHIP dollars may be used to fund emergency repairs, new construction, rehabilitation, down payment and closing cost assistance, impact fees, construction and gap financing, mortgage buy-downs, acquisition of property for affordable housing, matching dollars for federal housing grants and programs, and homeownership counseling.

SHIP funds may be used to assist units that meet the standards of chapter 553; SHIP funds may also be used to assist manufactured housing constructed after June 1994 in accordance with the installation standards defined in the rules of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

A minimum of 65 percent of the funds must be spent on eligible homeownership activities; a minimum of 75 percent of funds must be spent on eligible construction activities; at least 30 percent of the funds must be reserved for very-low income households (up to 50 percent of the area median income or AMI); an additional 30 percent may be reserved for low income households (up to 80 percent of AMI); and the remaining funds may be reserved for moderate-income households (up to 120 percent of AMI.).

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Local Housing Assistance Plan

Miami-Dade County's SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan addresses the housing needs of the very low, low and moderate income households, to expand production of and preserve affordable housing, to further the housing element of the local government comprehensive plan specific to affordable housing.

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Homebuyer Education and Counseling Services

  • Opa-locka Community Development Corporation, Inc.
    Provide homebuyer counseling services, education and training to a minimum of 120 low-to-moderate income persons/families in District 1 and Opa-Locka NRSA.
    490 Opa-locka Boulevard, Opa-locka, FL    33054

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, Inc.
    Provide homebuyer counseling services, education and training to a minimum of 80 low-to-moderate income persons/families countywide.
    300 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL  33128-1019

  • Trinity Empowerment Consortium, Inc.
    Provide homebuyer counseling services, education and training to a minimum of 100 low-to-moderate income persons/families in the Goulds, Leisure City/Naranja, and West Little River NRSAs
    15260 SW 280th Street, Suite 206, Homestead, FL  33032

  • Miami Beach Community Development Corporation
    Provide Homebuyer counseling and education services to a minimum of 133 low-to-moderate income residents with follow-up one-on-one counseling session with a certified housing counselor in preparation for becoming a homeowner.
    945 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL  33139-5482

  • Centro Campesino Farmworkers Center, Inc.
    Provide Homebuyer counseling and education services to a minimum of 133 low-to-moderate income residents with follow-up one-on-one counseling session with a certified housing counselor in preparation for becoming a homeowner.
    35801 SW 186th Avenue, Miami, FL  33034

     

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