• Funding Opportunities

SHIP Funding Available to Build MultiFamily Rental Housing • Deadline Extended Until July 27, 2017

The Broward County Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division has announced the availability of funds and is requesting applications/proposals for projects to be funded with Affordable Housing Program(AHP) funds; State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds and Housing Finance Authority of Broward County (HFA) Gap Financing. There is approximately $1,878,000 available.

Application preparation information packets can be obtained from the Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division, 110 NE 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, or by telephone or e-mail request to Kadian Francis at 954-357-4905 or kfrancis@broward.org

All funding applications must be received at the Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division at any time during the application process; but no later than the deadline of 12 noon, Thursday, July 27, 2017. 

All applications received after 12 noon will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant. For questions about the AHP and SHIP Program, contact M.J. Reynolds at 954-357-4939 or mreynolds@broward.org. HFA bond financing questions should be directed to Norman Howard at 954-357-4925 or nhoward@broward.org

Additional Resources: Notice of Funding Availability​ and HUD Income Chart for Broward County​​

Purchase Assistance and Minor Home Repair Funds Available 

HOME Investment Partnerships ProgramManaged by Broward County's Housing Finance and Community Redevelopment Division, this purchase assistance resource provides eligible residents down payment assistance to purchase an eligible owner-occupied affordable housing. This program is available on a first come, first qualified and first served basis. Please visit the website for details. 

City Programs:

These 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 Purchase Assistance and Housing Rehabiliation. 
  • City of Coral Springs offers a Home Repair Program.
  • City of Deerfield Beach has a Purchase Assistance program.
  • City of Fort Lauderdale has Home Repair and Purchase Assistance programs.
  • City of Hollywood has Home Repair and Purchase Assistance programs.
  • City of Lauderhill offers several programs including Purchase Assistance.  
  • City of Miramar offers both purchase assistance and home rehabilitation for Miramar homeowners.
  • City of Plantation has Minor Home Repair, Residential Rehabilitation and Purchase Assistance programs available.
  • City of Sunrise has State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) funds available for income eligible applicants for purchase assistance, barrier removal, and disaster recovery.
  • City of Weston is offering limited Home Purchase Assistance and Housing Repair Assistance


U.S. Departments • Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)

Housing and Urban Development:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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.

U.S. Department of Energy issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity: Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation, archive date is October 22, 2016.


Local Resources

Housing Stability Program (HSP) for Broward County Residents, a temporary rental assistance program designed to help low-income Broward County Families who are at risk of becoming homeless or low-income Broward County Families who are already homeless (Based on HUD Definition of homelessness).

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.

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.

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.

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 Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists Broward County residents with gross household incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.

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.


National Resources

Enterprise Community partners with other funding organizations and manages local loan funds across the country.

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.

Grants.gov is an online searchable website for government grants.

Housing Credit Financing for the Preservation of Existing Affordable Multifamily Housing Developments.

Low Income Investment Fund (LIF) 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.

MacArthur Foundation supports practice-driven, evidence-based, policy-focused efforts to make stable, high-quality, affordable housing available and sustainable for more families across the country.

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.

TD Charitable Foundation Community Grants TD Bank created this foundation to support and help the communities it serves. The foundation partners with area nonprofit and public institutions to create meaningful change and improvement in communities. The foundation focuses on the following areas of giving: (1) Affordable Housing which includes community revitalization and the preservation and development of affordable housing; (2) Education/Financial Literacy which includes reading, writing, math and financial literacy for all ages, pre- and after-school programs that reinforce basic learning skills, English as a second language, tutoring and mentorship, and education-focused youth development programs and initiatives; and (3) Environment which includes energy-saving and sustainable measures, promoting environmental awareness and education, and engaging communities in the active preservation of our natural surroundings. The Foundation meets on a quarterly basis to consider grant application requests. Applications are only accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and qualified state or local governmental entities.


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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