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Martin County Housing Assistance

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September 21, 2020 at 01:26 PM

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.

CARES Act (Rent, Mortgage & Utilities) Assistance

Martin County has received funding to assist eligible residents who have been financially-impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on or after March 1, 2020. Examples of eligible expenses include rent and/or mortgage payments and certain emergency repairs, due to job loss, furlough, work hour reductions, etc.

NOTE: You can only apply for assistance to cover Coronavirus-related assistance that has not already been paid for by your insurance or by another federal program or other resource. This program is income based.

INCOME RANGE MEMBERS IN HOUSEHOLD
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Extremely Very Low $14,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640

$44,120

Very Low $24,350 $27,800 $31,300 $34,750 $37,550 $40,350 $43,100

$45,900

Low $38,900 $44,450 $50,000 $55,550 $60,000 $64,450 $68,900

$73,350

Moderate $58,440 $66,720 $75,120 $83,400 $90,120 $96,840 $103,440

$110,160

HOW TO APPLY

ONLINE:

Applications are available online via our Online Application Portal. Once you register in the online application portal, please fill out the application for rental, mortgage, emergency repair or utility assistance.

IN PERSON:

Applications can also be picked up at our office Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Martin County Human Services
435 SE Flagler Avenue
Stuart, Florida 34994

If you have any additional questions, please call Martin County Human Services at (772) 288-5456.

State Housing Initiative Partnership Program

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 About the SHIP Program

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

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.

Community Development Block Grant

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:

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 CARES Act individual assistance, the SHIP Program and 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.

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