PROGRAMS FUNDED FOR THE 2022-2023 FUNDING PERIOD include:
- Purchase Assistance with or without Rehabilitation Loan for buyers who do not currently own a home. Repair costs cannot exceed $5,000.
- Purchase Assistance Loan for the purchase of new or existing manufactured home/land packages that are less then 20 years old. Maximum award $25,000.
Eligible applicants can only receive assistance through the SHIP Program once in a 10-year period.
Applications will be available Friday, July 28, 2023, starting at 9 a.m. Applications will not be accepted after funds are exhausted. Applications will be processed “first come, first qualified, first eligible” with a priority given to Special Needs and Essential Service Personnel defined as teachers, police and fire personnel, health care personnel and skilled building trades personnel.
A pre-qualification letter from your primary mortgage lender is required for submission of your application.
Assistance Limits for Manufactured Home Purchases: Assistance limits are $25,000 with a maximum purchase price of 90% of the Median Home Sold Price for the last 12 months not to exceed $359,263.80 for applicants meeting the income limits. Funds may be used for closing costs, first mortgage down payment or a combination of both. The buyer must occupy the home for ten (10) years for the SHIP loan to be satisfied. A pre-qualification letter from your primary mortgage lender is required for submission of your application. Only new and existing manufactured land/home packages less than 20 years old are eligible for assistance.
THE NASSAU COUNTY Grants Specialist administers the local SHIP program. Applications will be available on Friday, July 28th, 2023, at 9 a.m. and can be picked up at the address below. Individuals interested in participating in the SHIP program are encouraged to visit our website at www.nassaucountyfl.com and under DEPARTMENTS click on Office of Management and Budget then SHIP. It will provide the 2023 Income Limits and Purchase Assistance Guidelines for application or call Carol Gilchrist, Office of Management and Budget, 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 2, Yulee, FL 32097, (904) 530-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAIR HOUSING / EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
It is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status when renting, selling, or financing a home or property.
You Have Rights!! If you feel you have been discriminated against when buying or renting a home, please contact Nassau County SHIP office at (904) 530-6020.
Nassau County is a Fair Housing Advocate as explained in the County’s Fair Housing Ordinance which outlines steps that can be taken locally to report housing discrimination. A copy of Nassau County’s Ordinance may be obtained on our website at http://www.nassaucountyfl.com or by phone or written request.