Federal & State Grants
The Neighborhood Services Department receives 3 grants totaling approximately one million dollars annually.
- The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
- The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The 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. For more information on the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) program, you can visit HUD’s website.
The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
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:
- Coordinating the statutory requirements of the different programs in such a manner as to achieve their purposes in a comprehensive way
- Encouraging consultation with the public and private agencies
- Identifying shared needs and solutions
- Promoting the development of an action plan that provides the basis for assessing performance
- Providing comprehensive information on the City that is easy to understand
A copy of Titusville’s 5 Year (Fiscal Years 2022 through 2026) Consolidated Plan is available in person at the Neighborhood Services Department located in the Harry T. Moore Social Service Center, 725 S. DeLeon Avenue.
State Housing Initiatives Partnerships (SHIP) Program
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. For more information on the SHIP program, you can visit the Florida Housing website.
SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)
The SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) describes how the City will administer the 2022 through 2026 SHIP Program allocations pursuant to Section 420.907 et seq., Florida Statutes.
Housing Assistance Strategies
The Plan specifies four Housing Assistance Strategies, which the City may participate in. These Strategies are:
- Disaster Recovery
- Owner -Occupied Emergency Housing Repairs
- Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
- Owner-Occupied Energy Efficiency and Weatherization
- Tenant Assistance, and
- Water and Sewer connection fees for affordable housing developments
Additionally, the Plan identifies three 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:
- Plan revisions
- Regulations that impact the cost of housing
The Plan can be viewed in person at the Neighborhood Services Department located in the Harry T. Moore Social Service Center, 725 S. DeLeon Avenue, or available via email upon request.