Local Housing Assistance Plan Public Meetings


The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

To receive public input, the City of Gainesville is holding four public meetings to discuss its proposed three-year SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plans (LHAP). The LHAP will govern the SHIP Program’s affordable housing activities during the July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 time period. When complete, the LHAP will summarize affordable housing priorities, planned activities and funding levels anticipated for implementation during the three-year period, subject to actual allocation as approved by the Florida Legislature. The times and locations of the meetings are:

Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
Senior Recreation Center
5701 NW 34th Boulevard

Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
Cone Park Library
2801 E. University Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Westside Park, main room
1001 NW 34th Street

Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.
Thomas Center Building A
Long Gallery
302 NE Sixth Ave.

Residents may also submit written comments about the LHAP to the City of Gainesville and the FHFC. Written comments should identify the author by name, address and affiliation or interest affected. Mail or email written comments to the City of Gainesville and/or the FHFC at:

City of Gainesville HCD Division
Post Office Box 490, Station 22
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
227 N. Bronough St., Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329