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    Florida Housing believes that an adequate supply of affordable housing is the foundation of healthy communities. Living in decent housing provides a safe environment and an opportunity for people to hold jobs, succeed in school and contribute to their communities. To find housing opportunities, people with special housing needs or their service providers have several resources available to them within Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

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    Attention Homeowners

    The “Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets” (HFA Hardest-Hit Fund) is a recent program developed by the U.S. Treasury as a means to provide meaningful financial support for families in the nation’s hardest-hit housing markets. 


    Florida Housing will administer the program in Florida. The main focus of this strategy is to help unemployed/underemployed homeowners sustain and keep their homes by extending the period of time homeowners need to become re-employed at a salary that is sufficient to either resume making full mortgage payments or to qualify for a mortgage modification.


    More information Florida Housing’s web page “Hardest Hit Fund.”


    Local Government Assistance

    State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

    Depending on your income, you could be eligible for home repair or replacement, down payment assistance, rental housing assistance and other affordable housing assistance.  To find out if you qualify, contact the local SHIP administrator in your county. 


    Contact Local SHIP Administrators

    Ø  List of local SHIP Administrators 



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    Rental Housing and Assistance

    Search for an apartment with Florida Housing Search.org

    In its on-going efforts to respond to housing needs, Florida Housing has developed an easy-to-use searchable website of available affordable rental units throughout the state. Currently, Florida Housing-funded developments may be found in most counties. There is no cost for searching the website, or to owners to list their properties.


    Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

    Find your own place and use the voucher to pay for all or part of the rent. To check whether vouchers are available in your area, use the above link to contact a public housing agency. 


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    First Time Homebuyer Program

    Florida Housing’s First Time Homebuyer Program offers 30-and 40-year fixed interest rate mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers through its network of participating lenders.


    First Time Homebuyer Wizard

    You can now use our First Time Homebuyer Wizard to find out if you are eligible for the program. 


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    Other Resources

    Are you a consumer looking for Special Needs information?  The following pages will help.   


    Ø  Information for People with Disabilities

    Ø  Information for Elderly

    Ø  Information for Homeless Persons

    Ø  Information for Veterans


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