WUFT News

State grant makes affordable housing available for some low to moderate income families

By on October 11th, 2011

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The economy has impacted many families in Florida.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports, some Gainesville families may be able to receive help to stay in their homes.

For the first time, the state of Florida has awarded Gainesville $197,000 for affordable housing assistance. The State Housing Initiatives Partnership program, also known as SHIP, is an income-based eligibility program which helps extremely low to moderate income families buy houses.

Gainesville Housing and Community Development Supervisor Teresa Osoba says anyone who has an income is eligible for assistance.

“If a homeless person is homeless and they have income and they can qualify for any assistance or any program we have, then they are eligible,” she said.

Osoba adds the program is open to the public and anyone in need can fill out an application beginning Nov. 14.


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Uncategorized

Jan. 28, 2015: Afternoon News in 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Jan. 27, 2015: Morning News in 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Guns

Concealed Weapons May Be Allowed On College Campuses

Concealed weapons are prohibited on college campuses by state law. The Florida House Criminal Justice Committee meets Tuesday to consider allowing concealed-carry permit holders to carry concealed guns on campus.


Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 3.43.41 PM

UF Women’s Track Team Volunteers At Homeless Shelter

Members of the University of Florida women’s track team helped serve food at St. Francis’ homeless shelter.


Afternoon News in 90: Dec. 5, 2014

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments