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SHIP Funds Available for Housing Rehab, Down Payments



BRADENTON -- Money is available to help residents buy a home or fix up their existing one. The City of Bradenton Housing & Community Development Division received $71,358 in State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funding from the Florida Housing Finance Corp. for the 2011-12 program year.


About $20,000 is available for down payments and about $51,358 for housing rehabilitation assistance. The City is accepting applications now until Sept. 29. There are guidelines in order to qualify for these funds. Click on these links (or see the attached) for more information: Down Payment Assistance Program and the Housing Rehabilitation Program.




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