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Housing and Community Development staff currently administer many local housing programs on behalf of our Region:

 

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) – Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf County

For homeowners currently occupying your homestead property in Jackson or Calhoun County, Florida who is seeking housing-related assistance. Eligible Jackson County residents will be assisted through the following strategies identified by the Jackson Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) in the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP): purchase assistance, emergency repairs, owner occupied housing rehabilitation/repairs, and demolition/reconstruction. Eligible Calhoun County residents will be assisted through the following strategies identified by the Calhoun Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) in the Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP): purchase assistance, owner occupied housing rehabilitation/repairs, and foreclosure prevention/mortgage assistance.

 

The Apalachee Regional Planning Council is excited to begin administering SHIP on behalf of Gulf County as of October 2023. Please bear with us as we transition and move the prescreening/application process online.  For now, information and eligibility can be found

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on Gulf County’s Website at https://www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/county_government/s_h_i_p

Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP)

For Jackson County residents impacted by Hurricane Michael and are seeking aid through the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP). Eligible residents will be assisted through the following strategies identified by the Jackson Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) in the HHRP Funding Agreement and Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP): purchase assistance, owner occupied housing rehabilitation/repairs, and demolition/reconstruction.

 

THESE APPLICATIONS ARE ONLINE:

If you are a resident of Jackson or Calhoun and are interested in pre-screening for housing assistance please visit the following link: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/ARPC/Participant

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