Applications are open for the Manatee County Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Program


MANATEE COUNTY, Fla .– Manatee County is accepting applications for its home repair and rehabilitation program by August 20.

Entries will be placed in a random group that will be drawn on August 31 in the order in which they are served under the Housing Rehabilitation / Replacement Program. 20% of the funding will be set aside to serve households with disabilities.

The county says limited funding is available and that approximately five households will be served, and only very low / low income households will be served through the funding.

Funding is provided in the form of a deferred payment loan at zero interest (0%) for 30 years. The program ends once all funds have been committed for eligible households.

To participate, you will need to meet the minimum eligibility standards below (all must be met to participate in the program):

  • If you indicate a disabled household, proof of disability is required.
  • The ownership of the property on the deed must be in the name of the person requesting the assistance.
  • The property benefiting from the assistance must be the primary / homestead of the person making the request. We will need to verify that you have a homestead exemption on the property.
  • All utilities on the property (water, sewer, garbage) and all property taxes must be paid current at the time of request for assistance. This will be checked before the draw.
  • Your current mortgage payments must be paid up to date and the total mortgages on your property cannot exceed 200% of the total fair value according to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office. We will check that out.
  • Your property must be located in Unincorporated Manatee County or in the City of Palmetto.
  • The total value assessed by the real estate appraiser cannot exceed the value of $ 180,000 for very low income households and $ 200,000 for low income households. (Find your income level below.)
  • Your total gross household income cannot exceed the maximum income levels based on your household size for the SHIP program.
    • Maximum single-person household: $ 27,050 (Very low income), $ 43,250 (Low income)
    • Household of 2 people max: $ 30,900 (Very low income), $ 49,400 (Low income)
    • Household of 3 people max: $ 34,750 (Very low income), $ 55,600 (Low income)
    • Maximum household of 4: $ 38,600 (Very low income), $ 61,750 (Low income)
    • Maximum household of 5 people: $ 41,700 (Very low income), $ 66,700 (Low income)
    • Household of 6 people max: $ 44,800 (Very low income), $ 71,650 (Low income)
    • Household of 7 people max: $ 47,900 (Very low income), $ 76,600 (Low income)
    • Household of 8 people max: $ 51,000 (Very low income), $ 81,550 (Low income)
  • If you have received County Housing Assistance in the past 5 years, you will not be able to participate at this time.

Note: Tampering with any information will automatically result in disqualification of individuals from participation in this program.

All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2021.

For more information about the program, or if you need assistance completing the registration form, please call our office at (941) 749-3029.

Click here to complete the online registration form.

If you cannot complete the form online (preferably), you can print and complete a paper version of the form and deliver it in person or by mail by 5 p.m. on August 20.

  • In person during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at the Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunities Department, located on the 3rd floor of the County Administration Building at 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205
  • By mail: Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 3rd Floor Bradenton, FL 34205

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