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Housing Programs

    Disaster Recovery Initiative — 954-828-4527
    This program provides assistance for home repairs due to damage sustained during hurricane Wilma.

    First-Time Homebuyers Program — 954-828-4527
    This program assists income-eligible homebuyers purchasing a property in the city limits of Fort Lauderdale with a loan up to $75,000 towards their down payment and closing costs.

    Foreclosure Prevention — 954-828-4527
    Provides a one time grant up to $10,000 for income-eligible homeowners who are in jeopardy of losing their homes due to foreclosure.

    HOME Program — 954-828-4527
    Annual funding is available to eligible residents for affordable housing assistance.

    Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) — 954-828-4775
    Housing assistance and support services for HIV positive residents. Services include group home living, independent living, and emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

    Nonprofit Acquisition and Improvement Loan Program (NAIL) — 954-828-4511
    Funds are available to assist nonprofit social service organizations in the acquisition and renovation of structures used for nonresidential activities.

    Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation — 954-828-4527
    This program provides loans to qualified lower-income homeowners to bring their homes up to City Code standards and help keep neighborhoods attractive.

    Rental Rehabilitation — 954-828-4509
    This program is designed to increase the supply of affordable rental housing by encouraging investors to acquire and/or renovate existing rental units which are made available to low/moderate income renters. Loans are provided to rental property owners to cover up to one-half of the rehabilitation costs necessary to bring the dwelling up to City Code standards.

    Replacement Housing — 954-828-4527
    Qualified homeowners with houses that cannot be rehabilitated can participate in this program which provides a new house on the owner's existing lot.

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