State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)

SHIP Purchase Assistance and Rehabilitation Grant Program opens may 2, 2022. the programs close on may 31, 2022

The City of Fort Pierce Grants Division has allocated $300,000 for programs through the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.). Applications will be accepted on a First-Come, First-Qualified basis. 

  • Purchase Assistance

    • Opens May 2, 2022 and closes May 31, 2022.The City of Fort Pierce may provide purchase assistance funding for the purchase of a home within the City limits by providing down payment and/or closing cost for eligible first-time homebuyers.
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Purchase Assistance FAQ
    • Application: Home Purchase Assistance Application
      • Please email completed application with attachments to
      • Or, please mail completed application with attachments to 100 N US 1 HWY, Fort Pierce, 34950. ATTN: Grants Administration
      • Or, drop off application in black mailbox in front of City Hall
  • Housing Rehabilitation

    • Opens May 2, 2022 and closes May 31, 2022.This program provides owner-occupied housing repair/rehabilitation funding for the upgrading of substandard, owner-occupied housing units and housing code violations.
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Rehab Program FAQ
    • Application: 

              Maximum income limit is  based on HUD 2022 income chart.

Household SizeMaximum Income Limit

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP), which provides funds to local governments to preserve affordable homeownership. The program was designed to serve very low, low, and moderate income families.

SHIP funds are distributed on an entitlement basis to all 67 counties and 53 Community Development Block Grant cities in Florida. Funding for this program was established by the William E. Sadowski Act. Funds are allocated to local governments on a population based formula and are derived from the collection of documentary stamp tax. Total actual disbursements are dependent upon actual documentary stamp collections.

SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)

SHIP Annual Reports