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Manatee County to make over $400,000 available through SHIP Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program
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Manatee County to make over $400,000 available through SHIP Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Aug. 2, 2021) — Starting today, low and very low income Manatee County homeowners can apply for financial help for housing rehabilitation and replacement assistance from Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity (REO).

From today through Aug. 20, low and very low income Manatee County residents can submit entry forms to be eligible for a total $408,343 in funding through the Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program. The program provides low and very low income owner-occupied households with 0% interest deferred payment 30-year loans to make code-related repairs to single-family homes or replace dilapidated single family housing structures. Through this program, housing conditions can be corrected to improve the health, safety and welfare for the people who live there.

Program entry forms will be available today on Manatee County’s Rehabilitation/Replacement Program webpage or at REO offices located on the third floor of the Manatee County Administration Building at 1112 Manatee Ave. W. Those who need help completing an entry form or submitting an online entry form can call (941) 749-3029.

The funding is expected to assist approximately five local households. The deadline for entry forms is Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. On Aug. 31, REO staff will use a lottery-style drawing to determine which applications to review first. Funding will be awarded to households who meet the eligibility requirements until all funds have been committed.

To be eligible, households must be located in unincorporated Manatee County or City of Palmetto and be within the program standards for very low/low income and property value. Read eligibility requirements online.

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