FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Lee Board of County Commissioners awarded additional State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) grant agreements totaling $294,884 to local partners for affordable housing.
The grants awarded are:
· Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc. – $100,000 for construction of two single-family houses for two very low-income households with priority for households with special needs.
· LARC, Inc. – $94,884 for rental rehabilitation of a group home for six very low-income individuals with special needs.
· Dunbar Improvements Association, Inc. – $100,000 for rental rehabilitation for five very low-income households with special needs.
The SHIP program is funded by revenues collected by the state from a surcharge on documentary stamps and distributed to counties and local governments as grants.
Distributions are made on a population-based formula through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.