State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) provides the City of Hialeah with an annual allocation of funds through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program for the production and preservation of affordable homeownership and multifamily housing, designed to serve extremely low, very low, and low-income households. Current and upcoming SHIP programs are as follows:
Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
Through the use of SHIP Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation and Reconstruction program, the City of Hialeah assists extremely low, very low, and low-income individuals who own and occupy single family homes located in Hialeah that are in need of repairs. If the home must be declared unsafe and suitable for demolition by a City inspector, this program may fund the demolition and reconstruction of the home on the existing lot.
Through the HAND Program administered by the Citrus Health Network, the City of Hialeah provides SHIP rental assistance. This program provides rapid re-housing services for individuals and families that are deemed homeless. Upon being re-housed, program participants may receive temporary rental assistance as well as guidance to achieve financial stability to prevent future risk of becoming homeless again.
Rental Housing Preservation
The Rental Housing Preservation program allows the City to utilize SHIP funds for renovations and repairs to affordable housing buildings. In particular, the City of Hialeah will be using these funds for renovations to the Villa Aida elderly housing building for the modernization improvements and repairs as needed to the 57 units of elderly-occupied housing.