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For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2014
Media Contact:
Jenna Lugonja

Community Action and Human Services Department receives SHIP funds for rehabilitation projects

(MIAMI, June 16, 2014) – Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) is the recipient of SHIP funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporations to assist low-income residents with various housing needs. Through this program, Miami-Dade County residents may qualify for owner-occupied rehabilitation.

Assistance for owner-occupied rehabilitation is provided in the form of a low-interest rate, deferred, and/or forgivable loan. Elderly or disabled residents may qualify for up to $45,000 per household. Others may qualify for up to $35,000. SHIP funds are also used to provide homebuyer education and counseling in preparation for home ownership.

For more information about the SHIP Program and other CAHSD programs, call
(786) 469-4730 or visit