State Housing Initiatives Partnership Info

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Per F.S 420.907-420.9079 and Rule 67-37 of the Florida Administrative Code, SHIP funding may be used for single family and multi-family acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, Down Payment/Mortgage assistance programs, Homeless Prevention Security and Utility Deposits, and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.  SHIP funding has various income and set aside requirements as outlined in the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP).  Program Administration is capped at 10% per year.

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Agencies currently funded by the City of Tampa SHIP funds:

  • St. Vincent de Paul, South Pinellas provides rental security and utility deposits and arrears on behalf of eligible households within the City. Eligible utility deposits include only provider-mandated deposits for water, sewer, electricity, and gas. Assistance is provided to very-low and low income, must be homeless, or at risk of homelessness because of the inability to pay the security and/or utility deposit. Assistance is limited to a one-time award.

  SHIP Funding: $150,000

  Phone: 813-609-4907


The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) was established as required by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) per ss. 420.9076 (2). The AHAC has the responsibility to review established policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the local government comprehensive plan and make recommendations on initiatives that will encourage affordable housing. Every three years after the initial report, a new report must be submitted to the local government governing board by the AHAC by December 31st of the year preceding the Local Housing assistance plan due date.

2017 AHAC Meeting Minutes

Past AHAC Meeting Minutes

Effective Thursday, January 11, 2018, AHAC meetings will be held the 2nd Thursday, of each month.  Meetings have been scheduled for 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the City of Tampa Municipal Office Building, 306 East Jackson Street, Tampa, FL 33602 (or as otherwise advised). The dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

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