State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)

The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to provide very low, low, and moderate-income families with assistance to purchase a home, money to repair or replace a home, and many other types of housing assistance.

If you would like to apply for housing assistance, please contact the Florida Housing Coalition at 1.800.677.4548 for additional information or contact the County or City SHIP office near you.

Technical assistance is available to local SHIP staff and their partners through the Affordable Housing Catalyst Program, funded by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Our assistance helps those involved in the administration of the program be successful in the implementation of your SHIP program strategies. We offer guidance on effective program design and help you, your staff and partners comply with program rules and statutes. We help your organization identify partners and resources, provide training and technical assistance on how to implement your program and show you how to properly track program encumbrances and expenditures. Call the Florida Housing Coalition’s SHIP hotline at 1-800-677-4548 for more information on free training opportunities that are available.

Live Local Resources

The Live Local Act, also referred to as SB 102, represents a comprehensive and far-reaching workforce housing initiative and is supported by the Florida Housing Coalition. The Act aims to significantly bolster the availability of affordable housing options for Florida’s dedicated workforce, allowing them to reside in the very communities they tirelessly serve. This groundbreaking legislation not only allocates historic levels of funding to workforce housing but also introduces a wide array of novel programs, incentives, and prospects. It endeavors to reshape Florida’s housing strategy with a singular focus: enhancing accessibility to housing for all.


Webinars and Workshops deliver an array of topics to help you administer and implement the SHIP program.
Email Michael Chaney to be added to the list for announcements of upcoming trainings.
For a list of future Florida Housing Coalition trainings, click here to view the SHIP Training Calendar.

One on One Training

We may provide training to help with a new initiative, review tracking and SHIP files, meet with your advisory committee members, or whatever support you need.  It all starts with a call to 1-800-677-4548 to request assistance.  Training is available on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Affordable Housing Program Design and Implementation
  • Preparation of Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Income Compliance and Eligibility Determination
  • Compliance with Regulations and Administration
  • Implementation of systems to maintain records, tracking, reporting, and monitoring of programs
  • Forming public/private partnerships
  • Meeting Low-Income Set-Asides for Extremely Low Income and Special Needs Housing
  • Predevelopment, Development, and Rehabilitation Process for Rental and Homeownership Programs
  • Working effectively with lending institutions,
  • Nonprofit Board and Staff Training/Organizational Capacity Building
  • Developing volunteer programs

What help is available?

Telephone and email technical assistance is available Monday through Friday at 1.800.677.4548 and We can answer your brief question to help finish today’s task or offer longer-term guidance to assist throughout the stages of a project.  Our assistance helps you have success with SHIP. We offer guidance on effective program design and help you comply with state and federal housing regulations.  We help you identify partners and resources, implement your program and account for the results and spending.


Do you need the most up-to-date resource at your fingertips? Do you have the latest Income limits, a sample LHAP or the tracking spreadsheet? If not, click the links below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact Michael Chaney at for additional resources.


The Coalition offers publications focused on various aspects of housing that is affordable. Please click the covers below to open the publications.


The Florida Housing Coalition encourages the use of the SHIP logo for use on all materials related to promoting SHIP. Feel free to use the SHIP logo to help brand all your success stories and SHIP information. Click the SHIP logo image to download and save the logo.

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