The President signed the COVID-19 Relief Bill into law on Sunday, December 27, 2020. This omnibus bill includes an extension of the deadline for current CRF funding until December 31, 2021. More information about how to apply for CARES Act Funding assistance for individuals will be forthcoming and will be posted below when available.
Martin County Housing Assistance
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.
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.
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.
NOTICE: Martin County Human Services is currently not accepting applications for the CDBG Program.
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:
Infrastructure in LMI neighborhoods at least 51% must be LMI.
- Eligible activities: water, sewer, roads, storm drains, neighborhood centers, parks, sidewalks.
Rehabilitation/repair in LMI households.
- Eligible activities: code, safety and hardening.
CRA improvements in LMI CRA-wide at least 51% in the CRA.
- Eligible activities: sidewalks, parking, lighting, building code, sewer, water, flood and drainage.
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.