State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP)

The Glades County SHIP Program is designed to provide affordable housing assistance to qualified home buyers, as well as provide rehabilitation to substandard single-family owner occupied units of very low, low or moderate income. Income verified and certified applicants may be eligible for down payment/closing cost assistance or home rehabilitation. Applications will be received during the advertised application period for affordable housing assistance for eligible residents of Glades County. A waiting list will be maintained for those who have applied, but have not been served.

Eligible candidates must qualify under specifically mandated State Criteria for "Anticipated Gross Household Income Limits Adjusted to Family Size" for Glades County as established by H.U.D. and distributed by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for Glades County in accordance with the specific guidelines created for each strategy in the Glades County SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan.

SHIP Application
Contractor Application
Contractor Handbook
SHIP Income Limits

The following dates are when applications will be accepted during the 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 calendar years.

October 1st - October 15th
January 1st - January 15th
April 1st - April 15th
July 1st - July 15th

Program Contact Information:

Cynthia Ricker, SHIP Administrator
P.O. Box 1527
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-6124
Fax: (863) 946-2860

Glades County is a Fair Housing Advocate. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination at: 1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally, Susan Whidden, SHIP Administrator at 863-946-6124 .