In the sections to the left, you will find information on SHIP assistance programs that are available in Osceola County.
Applications for Purchase Assistance will be available to eligible families beginning January 26, 2015 and will be made available through the Osceola County SHIP Program. In order to obtain an application for assistance, the following requirements must be met:
- 12hr – First-Time Homebuyers Education Certificate provided by Osceola County Extension Services
- Current Pre-approval letter from one of Osceola County's Participating Lenders that is no more than 60 days
Applications can be obtained in person at the Osceola County Human Services Division, located at 330 N. Beaumont Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or here online when available. Applications must be hand-delivered to the office with the attached requirements. Have questions? Contact us at (407) 742-8402.
The Osceola County housing assistance program is designed to make affordable housing available to citizens with an income that is classified as moderate or lower. The number of moderate funding is limited to funding restrictions.
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership S.H.I.P. program provides funding to local governments to assist citizens to become homeowners. Eligible first-time homebuyers will receive financial assistance to help with the costs of buying a home.
S.H.I.P. partners in Osceola County include lending institutions, housing developers, community based housing, service organizations and affordable housing professionals.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first ready, first served basis.
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) Annual Reports for the following fiscal years are available for review within the Human Services Department by request:
- FY 12/13
- FY 13/14
- FY 14/15
Interested parties may visit the Human Services Office in person to review reports or request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.