Palm Beach County’s Department of Housing & Economic Development has announced the availability of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) housing assistance funds for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Applications must be submitted online, and will be processed on a first-submitted, first-qualified, first-served basis, subject to funding availability, for targeted groups. Learn more at www.pbcgov.com/hed.
Purchase Assistance Program — Opened Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. and continues until Oct. 4 at 11:59 p.m. or until 100 applications have been submitted. Funding will assist income-eligible, first-time homebuyers with gap financing, lot acquisition, down payment, closing costs and/or rehabilitation to purchase a new or existing home.
Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program — Opened Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. and continues until Oct. 4 at 11:59 p.m., only for residents age 62 and older, and/or veterans until 50 applications have been submitted. Funding will assist income-eligible, owner-occupied applicants with substantial rehabilitation, roof repairs/replacement and utility (sewer and water) connection.
Foreclosure Prevention Program — Opened Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. and continues until 35 applications have been submitted. Funding will assist income-eligible homeowners who are facing foreclosure due to an unexpected loss of household income.
Everyone is required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to application submittal for the Purchase Assistance and Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation programs. Interested parties can register at https://survey.pbcgov.com/s3/hed-registration.
For additional information, contact the Palm Beach County Department of Housing & Economic Development, Mortgage and Housing Investments Division, at (561) 233-3600.