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Martin County Housing Assistance

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RENTAL AND UTILITIES ASSISTANCE: Emergency rental and utilities assistance is being facilitated through the OUR (Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance) Florida Program. OUR Florida is Florida’s federally-funded relief program to support residents and businesses as they continue to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

OUR Florida provides renters who qualify with relief on unpaid rent and utility bills, and supports landlords and utilities with relief on lost revenue to support their continued recovery.

The program focuses on low-income renters whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which varies by county. The program will prioritize renters with income at or below 50% AMI and/or families who have experienced unemployment within the past 90 days.
 

View Program FAQs & Eligibility

Apply Online at OURflorida.com

 

Martin County’s Housing Program serves to meet the housing needs of the very low, low, and moderate income households of Martin County, to expand production of and preserve affordable housing, and further the housing element of Martin County’s comprehensive plan specific to affordable housing.

PLEASE NOTE: Human Services does not locate rental units or homes. It is the applicant’s responsibility to locate their rental unit or home. If you need assistance with services not offered by Human Services, we encourage you to review our Resource Guide, which lists community agencies that may offer the service(s) that you are looking for.

The State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program is a Martin County sponsored program to provide loans to very-low, low, and moderate income persons to assist them in obtaining a home or rehabilitating their existing home. Under the SHIP program, qualified Martin County homeowners can request income-related housing rehabilitation assistance. LEARN MORE 

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program seeks to improve the quality of life for the low and moderate income citizens via down payment and closing cost assistance and rehabilitation.

Down payment and closing cost assistance: to increase the number of affordable, owner-occupied homes through assistance with the purchase of new and existing homes.

Rehabilitation: to assist with the repairs to owner-occupied homes and retain home ownership.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides grants to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income (LMI) persons. The strategies for these grants are as follows:

Neighborhood revitalization

Infrastructure in LMI neighborhoods at least 51% must be LMI.

  • Eligible activities: water, sewer, roads, storm drains, neighborhood centers, parks, sidewalks.

Housing rehabilitation:

Rehabilitation/repair in LMI households.

  • Eligible activities: code, safety and hardening.

Commercial revitalization:

CRA improvements in LMI CRA-wide at least 51% in the CRA.

  • Eligible activities: sidewalks, parking, lighting, building code, sewer, water, flood and drainage.

Economic development:

Infrastructure needed for business expansion or new business – job creation is required.

  •  Eligible activities: water, sewer, rail, traffic, roads, gas, fiber. 

How to Apply

To apply for housing assistance, including the SHIP Program and/or HOME Grant, please select the "Online Application Portal" button below, then select "Register." Once you create an account, you will be able to submit an application. If you have any questions regarding this online portal, please call us at (772) 288-5456.

If you are unable to register and complete the application online, please call us at (772) 288-5456 to schedule an appointment, and we will arrange for you to complete the application in our office, located at 435 SE Flagler Avenue in Stuart, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For any additional questions, please select the "Submit a Request for Help or Information" button below to submit an inquiry online, or contact Martin County Human Services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (772) 288-5456.