Working with its citizens to make the American dream of homeowner ship become a reality.

Manatee County Government continues to demonstrate its commitment to the housing needs of county residents through the establishment of the Manatee County Local Housing Assistance Plan. It is through this plan that the county seeks to meet the affordable housing needs of its citizens by developing key housing partnerships among public, private and non-profit agencies.


Are Down Payment and/or Closing Costs the only missing pieces to help you realize your Dream of Homeownership? read on FY 2017/2018 SHIP DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE

Notice of SHIP Funding Availability

Manatee County anticipates receiving $1,312,301.00 in State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds for FY 2017-2018. read on Notice of SHIP Funding Availability

SHIP Certified Lenders

Only those lenders on the Certified Lenders List have satisfactorily completed mandatory training, and may participate in the 2017/18 Down Payment Assistance Program. The next training event will be held in late Spring of 2018. read on SHIP Certified Lenders

Housing Rehabilitation

Money stretched tight and you just cannot pay for those needed repairs to bring your house up to code? Find out how the Affordable Housing Program can help with your repairs. Eligible Very Low, Low, and Moderate Income applicants can apply for funding assistance to meet the costs of needed repairs. read on Housing Rehabilitation

Housing Replacement

Is your home beyond repair, on the verge of coming down like a house of cards? Find out how Manatee County’s Affordable Housing program can help you replace it with a new home. Eligible Very Low and Low income applicants can apply for funding assistance in the replacement of their unsafe home. read on Housing Replacement