About Florida Housing
Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) was created by the state Legislature 35 years ago to assist in providing a range of affordable housing opportunities for residents that help make Florida communities great places in which to live, work and do business. Our vision is to be recognized as an outstanding provider of innovative, measurable, data-driven and fiscally sustainable solutions that respond to the affordable housing challenges of our state.
Today, Florida Housing continues its mission by increasing affordable housing opportunities and ensuring that its programs are well matched to the needs of those we serve. We know that we cannot accomplish our mission alone. As such, we continue to work with local governments, non-profits, elected officials and others to help spread the importance of affordable housing in Florida’s communities.
Multifamily development programs (or rental housing program) include State Apartment Incentive Loan (SAIL), Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds (MMRB), Florida Affordable Housing Guarantee (Guarantee Program), HOME Investment Partnerships, Elderly Housing Community Loan (EHCL), Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, Grants to Serve Persons with Developmental Disabilities and National Housing Trust Fund.
Florida Housing’s special programs include the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), Predevelopment Loan Program (PLP), Demonstration Loans, Foreclosure Counseling Program (FCP), and the Affordable Housing Catalyst Program (Catalyst).
Florida Housing’s homeownership programs include Homebuyer Loan programs, Downpayment Assistance programs (DPA), Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC), and the Homeownership Pool Program (HOP).
Florida Housing provides a web-based rental housing locator (http://www.floridahousingsearch.org/) that allows the public to search for affordable rental housing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, a toll-free, bilingual call center is available Monday – Friday for those without access to the Internet.