Housing Programs

Housing Programs

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We administer local, state and federally funded grants to preserve and expand the availability of safe, sanitary and affordable housing in the County. In addition to providing financial assistance through grants and interest free, deferred payment loans, we also develop Affordable Housing Incentives to encourage single and multi-family affordable housing developments.
  
2017-2020 Alachua County SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
​To obtain the Affordable Housing Incentives document or the 2017-2020 Alachua County SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan, please contact the Alachua County Housing Program at 352-337-6284 or email at sweeks@alachuacounty.us. 
Public Notice of SHIP Annual Report


SHIP Annual Report:

The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Annual Report for State Fiscal Years 2015-2016 (close out), 2016-2017 (interim) and 2017-2018 (interim) has been drafted and will be available to the public for review and comments between August 10 - August 27, 2018.

A copy of the proposed report will be available for review in the Alachua County Housing Programs' office at 218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL  32641.

Reports:

  • SHIP Closeout Annual Report 2015-2016
  • SHIP Interim 1 Annual Report 2016-2017
  • SHIP Interim 2 Annual Report 2017-2018

For additional information, please contact the Housing Programs Office at 352-337-6283.

DOWN PAYMENT CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE

DOWN PAYMENT CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE

You may qualify for up to $7,500 in down-payment and closing cost assistance​ through the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority.

MORE HOME BUYERS EDUCATION CLASSES

MORE HOME BUYERS EDUCATION CLASSES

Classes are being held at various times throughout the year. To obtain the Homebuyer Education Class Schedule, please contact the Alachua County Housing Program at 352-337-6284 or email at sweeks@alachuacounty.us​ 

 
  • Stephen Weeks
  • Housing Programs Manager
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-337-6285
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Susan Meadows
  • Housing Program Coordinator
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • Phone: 352-337-6283
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • James Shaw
  • Housing Grants Contracts Specialist
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-337-6284
  • Fax: 352-264-6703
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
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    • Fair Housing
    • (800) 440-8091
    • If you have questions about Fair Housing call the number above or use the Florida Relay Service Voice (statewide) by dialing 711

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
    • 1-800-669-6820 (TTY)
    • If you have questions about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) call the number above
    • Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
    • (800)669-9777 TTY (800)927-9275
    • If you have questions about Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) call the numbers above
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