State Housing Initiative Partnership
|The SHIP Program (State Housing Initiative
was created by the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act
of 1992. It is a housing program funded through the documentary stamp
tax and used primarily in Marion County to assist eligible households
with the purchase or repair of a home. The State of Florida requires
that a least 30% of SHIP dollars received by the County be expended to
assist Very Low income households. At least another additional 30% must
be spent on Low-income households. This means that applicants with
incomes falling within the income category need will receive priority.
HOME (Home Investment Partnership Program) is a HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) entitlement program primarily used in Marion County to assist eligible very-low income households with the purchase of a home and for the demolition and replacement of dilapidated homes.