Local Housing Assistance Plan Public Hearing

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the State of Florida’s Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning extremely low-, very low-, low- and moderate-incomes. To receive public input, the city will hold a public hearing to discuss the city’s proposed three-year SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). The LHAP will govern the SHIP Program’s affordable housing activities during the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. When complete, the SHIP LHAP will summarize affordable housing priorities, planned activities and funding levels anticipated for implementation during the three-year period, subject to actual allocation as approved by the Florida Legislature.

The public hearing is Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium (200 E. University Ave.)

A copy of the SHIP LHAP is available online at or at the Housing & Community Development Office (Thomas Center B, 306 NE Sixth Ave.).

Citizens may also submit written comments about the LHAP to the City of Gainesville and the FHFC by Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12 p.m. Written comments should identify the author by name, address and affiliation or interest affected. Mail written comments to the City of Gainesville and/or the FHFC at:

City of Gainesville, HCD Division
PO Box 490, Station 22
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
227 N. Bronough St., Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329

For more information, please contact John Wachtel at 352-393-8565.