There are many local and federal funding opportunities available; below are links to current housing funding programs for income-eligible residents. Access the Funding Archive for past opportunities.
Purchase Assistance and Minor Home Repair Funds Available
City programs are subject to change according to availability of funds, visit the cities' official websites and contact them directly for more information. Also, check our public notice section for new opportunities.
City of Coconut Creek has several programs including First Time Homebuyer Purchase Assistance Program.
City of Dania Beach has a voucher program for elderly, disabled and extremely low income residents.
City of Hallandale Beach has a Down Payment Assistance/Affordable Housing Program.
City of Lauderdale Lakes has a Minor Home Repair Program.
City of Lauderhill offers several programs including Purchase Assistance.
City of Miramar offers both purchase assistance and home rehabilitation for Miramar homeowners.
City of North Lauderdale has a Purchase Assistance Program.
City of Plantation has home both Minor Home Repair and Purchase Assistance programs available.
City of Pompano Beach offers Emergency Repair, Hardest Hit Program and First Time Homebuyer Assistance.
City of Sunrise has State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds available for income eligible applicants for purchase assistance, barrier removal, and disaster recovery.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)
National Disaster Resilience Competition: Apply for supplemental disaster recovery CDBG funds competitively for resilient recovery activities. Close date: March 15, 2015.
Home Ownership and Mortgage Expansion (HOME) Program: Manage and administer a catalytic fund and provide strategic support to housing finance lenders and housing developers committed to sponsoring affordable housing development for average Haitian households. Close date: March 18, 2015.
Local and Federal Resources
Catalyzing Impact Grants: The Network can help you engage with such an opportunity. We will be awarding two Catalyzing Impact Grants of $20,000 each to help members engage in strategic local, regional, or state advocacy for the inclusion of permanently affordable housing in public policies or programs. Close date: March 6, 2015
Housing Stability Program (HSP) Funds Available for Broward County Residents -To find out if you qualify call (954) 537-0211, (954) 561-9681 or dial 211 and ask about the Home Stability Program. Flyer
Broward County and the fifteen (15) entitlement communities receive federal funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program. To obtain additional information on local funding opportunities that may be administered by a particular Broward City or Broward County's Housing Finance and Community Development Division, view the consolidated plans and/or annual action plans.
Enterprise Community partners with other funding organizations and manages local loan funds across the country.
The Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) is a non-profit, certified, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). They provide capital and technical assistance to qualifying non-profit organizations that deal with affordable housing, economic development and essential social services in the urban and rural low-income communities throughout Florida. Click here to see their Statewide Impact Map of projects financed by FCLF throughout Florida that help serve and/or prevent homelessness.
Florida Housing Finance Corporation is one of the most important financing providers for development of affordable housing in Florida. Applicants interested in applying for funding for the construction or rehabilitation of affordable rental housing through the following programs (Housing Credits, Multifamily Mortgage Revenue Bonds, and HOME Investment Partnership Program) can do so through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation Universal Application Cycle when it becomes available.
Green Refinance Plus is a program offered by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae which allows owners of existing affordable rental housing properties to refinance into new mortgages that include funding for energy- and water-saving upgrades, along with other needed property renovations.
The Housing Finance Authority of Broward County, Florida (HFA) provides tax exempt and taxable financing
for the acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of multi-family rental housing projects.
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) provides financing for the development, rehabilitation and green retrofit of affordable homeownership and multifamily rental units, including special needs housing. LIIF also invests in housing constructed alongside other community facilities, such as transit-oriented developments and housing co-located with child care centers, in order to build healthy, vibrant communities.
Mercy Loan Fund is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation and was created to provide financing for quality affordable housing. They help finance single family homes and multi-family rental homes for low-income individuals and families, the working poor, seniors, farm workers, formerly homeless individuals and people with special needs.
National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is an affordable housing production program that complements existing Federal, state and local efforts to increase and preserve the supply of decent, safe, and sanitary affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including homeless families.
U.S. Department of Agriculture provides single family housing loans and grants homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income rural Americans through several loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. The programs also make funding available to individuals to finance vital improvements necessary to make their homes decent, safe, and sanitary.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) annually provides grant funds to community action agencies, local governments, Indian tribes and non-profit agencies to provide specific program services for low-income families of Florida. These entities provide program services throughout the state.
Other Funding Resources
90 Federal Programs to Provide Affordable Housing – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provide federal grants to low-income property owners and eligible mortgagors who provide housing for persons of low to moderate income. Once you have identified a potential granting agency, call the contact telephone number shown in "Information Contacts" section of the program description and request a grant application kit.
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