The City of Titusville, Florida / Community Development / Neighborhood Services / Housing / FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTSGrant Programs
The Neighborhood Services Department receives 3 grants totaling approximately one million dollars annually.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual formula grants to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg-entitlement/
The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program provides annual formula grants that communities use-often in partnership with local nonprofit groups-to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low- and moderate- income persons.
The Consolidated Plan promotes citizen participation and the development of local priority needs and objectives by providing comprehensive information on the City that is easy to understand; to coordinate the statutory requirements of the different programs in such a manner as to achieve their purposes in a comprehensive way; to promote the development of an action plan that provides the basis for assessing performance and to encourage consultation with the public and private agencies, to identify shared needs and solutions. A copy of Titusville's 5 Year (FY 2016-2020) Consolidated Plan and subsequent one year action plans are available by calling (321) 567-3996.
The State Housing Initiatives Partnerships (SHIP) Program is funded by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. The SHIP Program provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships to produce and preserve affordable housing with at least 65% of the funds to be used for homeownership. http://www.floridahousing.org/
The SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) describes how the City will administer their FY 2016-2019 SHIP Program allocations pursuant to Section 420.907 et seq., Florida Statutes. The Plan specifies six (6) Housing Assistance Strategies, which the City MAY participate in. These Strategies are: Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Efficiency; Housing Emergency Repairs; Housing Replacement; Barrier Free Home Modification; First-Time Homebuyer Program; and Disaster Recovery.
Additionally, the Plan identifies three (3) Incentive Strategies that are on-going or being studied. These Incentive Strategies are: Expedited Permitting Process for affordable housing project; Ongoing Review Process for process for reviewing policies, ordinances, plan revisions and regulations that impact the cost of housing; and Reservation of Infrastructure Capacity for the modification of fee requirements, including reduction or waiver of fees and alternative methods of fee payment. A copy of Titusville's 3-Year (FY 2016-2019) LHAP can be found under "Resources" on our page or available by calling (321) 567-3996.