Public Notice: Affordable Rental Housing Request for Proposal (FY 2017 2018)

The Seminole County Community Services Department is currently seeking to use a portion of its State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds received from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide assistance to organizations that construct or rehabilitate affordable rental housing in Seminole County.  The County has a total of $300,000 in SHIP funding and $150,000 in HOME funding available for rental construction and rehabilitation projects that are ready to proceed immediately.   In addition to supporting the construction or rehabilitation of units from a variety of other funding sources, Seminole County funds may also be used as local contribution for developments applying for affordable housing tax credits in the 2017 State of Florida Universal Cycle.

Applications must be submitted to the Community Services Department by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017.  Applications must be date stamped by the official time clock located in our lobby or recorded as delivered by Fed Ex, UPS or a similar courier agency.

Optional Applicant Informational Workshop: 

Seminole County Community Services will hold an optional information workshop for applicants. The purpose of the workshop is to outline the County’s expectations, provide an overview of the funding sources used and field questions. The workshop will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m., in the Seminole County Community Services Large Conference Room. Seminole County Community Services is located at 534 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, Florida, 32773.

For further questions, please contact Diane Durr, HUD Administrator, at (407) 665-2386 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by email at ddurr@seminolecountyfl.gov.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING ASSISTANCE SHOULD CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ADA COORDINATOR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE CLOSE OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD AT (407) 665-7940. FOR HEARING IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS, THE FLORIDA RELAY NUMBER IS 1-800-955-8771.

Click here for the application.