Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 1:30 p.m. - February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

Affordable Housing


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, Director, Neighborhood Services Department/ext. 3468

Denise Thomas, Housing and Community Development Coordinator, Community Development Division/ext. 3474

Action Requested
Work Session.  No action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes 420.907 - State Housing Initiative Partnership Act

Background Discussion

Manatee County has been a recipient of State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program funding since 1992.

Through the SHIP program, the County is able to offer funding assistance to income eligible households in the purchase of a new or existing home or in the repair or replacement of a home  for existing homeowners.  SHIP funding can also be used to assist Affordable Housing Developers in the development of rental or owner-occupied housing for rent or sale to Manatee County residents.

Every three (3) years, local jurisdictions are required to submit a three (3) year Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) for approval to the State in order to receive their local distribution of SHIP funding on an annual basis.

Manatee County is required to submit a new three (3) year LHAP by May 2, 2015, in order to receive its annual allocation by July 1, 2015.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Report only - No instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Determined Annually based on Funding Allocation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Distributed Annually Based on Funding Allocation

Attachment:  2015 SHIP Program Overview.pdf
Attachment:  SHIP Annual Distribution.pdf
Attachment:  Affordable Housing Workshop Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Affordable Housing.pdf