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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF CLEARWATER, FL 

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP)PROGRAM FOR FY 2019-2020

The city of Clearwater is expected to receive $164,277 for fiscal year 2019-2020 funding distributed through and operated under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program. Eligible strategies are down payment and closing costs assistance for newly constructed homes, down payment and closing cost assistance for existing homes, owner occupied rehabilitation, multi-family housing and other activities included in its Local Housing Assistance Plan. A copy of the Local Housing Assistance Plan is available from the contact person identified below or via the City’s website www.myclearwater.com/affordablehousing.

These funds will primarily be used to assist eligible homebuyers in the purchase of homes within the city limits of Clearwater. For current homeowners, rehabilitation assistance may be provided to assist with code deficiencies within their dwellings. 

Applications for funded strategies will be made available between August 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Preference will be given to persons with special needs as defined in section 393.063, Florida Statutes.

Assistance is available to households whose maximum income is at or below 120% of Area Median Income (AMI).  Priority will be given to households at or below 80% of AMI.

For further information, contact Terry Malcolm-Smith at 727-562-4036 or visit the city of Clearwater['s Economic Development & Housing Department, located at 600 Cleveland Street, Suite 600, Clearwater, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday -- Friday.