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: Martin County 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 Community Resource Guide.

You may also search floridahousingsearch.org; a free, state resource for renters and property managers in Florida to help you find available rental housing to fit your needs and income. For help searching and listing, call (877) 428-8844 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dial 7-1-1 for TTY. Dial 2-1-1 if you are in a housing crisis.

Housing Assistance Programs

The State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program is administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. It provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable home ownership. SHIP funds are distributed on an entitlement basis to all 67 counties and 52 Community Development Block Grant entitlement cities in Florida.

Currently not accepting applications

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program is a Martin County sponsored program to provide qualified residents with rental assistance in order for them to afford their monthly rent. Assistance will be made available as funding is made available and could be terminated at any time, if a participant is deemed to no longer be eligible and/or if funding is exhausted.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is a rental subsidy used to help individual households afford rental housing costs. Martin County’s HOME TBRA assistance may be made available to the following applicants:

  • Residents of Martin County who are age 62 or older at the time of application, whose households income does not exceed 60% of the Area Median Income:
    • 1 Person = $35,580
    • 2 People = $40,680
    • 3 People = $45,780
    • 4 People = $50,820

Applicants who are approved for the HOME TBRA program will be required to contribute 30% of their monthly income or $150, whichever is greater, toward their monthly rent. Approved applicants’ rental unit must be located in Martin County. Perspective tenants may not rent property from family members.

How to Apply:

Over the phone or in person: 

Applicants without access to the internet may utilize computers located at each of the County’s libraries or at Human Services’ office. Those who wish to apply, but are confined by age or disability, may make an appointment to complete an application over the phone or in person.


Submit completed HOME TBRA Application in person at: 

Martin County Human Services
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
435 SE Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994

Or by email to:

Julie Stellatos
Housing Program Coordinator
(772) 288-5456

Applicants will be assisted on a first come, first complete, first served basis.

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.

Contact Us

If you are unable to complete applications 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. For any additional questions about housing assistance, please select the "Contact Us" button below to submit an inquiry online, or call (772) 288-5456.

Martin County Human Services
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
435 SE Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 288-5785

ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) & Fair Housing Coordinator: tgrimm@martin.fl.us | (772) 419-6968