Down Payment Assistance updates:

11/20/2020

Purchase Assistance Funds are available in the city's of Miramar and Pembroke Pines for household AMI up to 80% and max value of subject property is $276,000 ONLY.

10/15/2020

  • The city's of Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and Fort Lauderdale also have funds available.




10/8/2020

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HELP WITH HOUSING EXPENSES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

 
 
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PBC CARES Rental Assistance


Palm Beach County residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 and who are at or below 140 percent Area Median Income (up to $86,000 for one person and $122,920 for a four person household) may apply for rental and utility assistance. Additional eligibility requirements apply, and maximum benefits are as follows:

  • Rent up to $10,000 in arrears beginning in March 2020
  • Electric, water and/or gas up to $1,200 in arrears beginning in March 2020

You can also contact non-profits that have been designated to assist with the rental application. Call (561) 355-4792 for more info.

 

The application portal rental/utility assistance will remain open until Oct. 30, 2020! Food assistance is also available through this application process.

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PBC Mortgage Assistance Program

 

Palm Beach County residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 and who are at or below 140 percent Area Median Income (up to $86,000 for one person and $122,920 for a four person household) may apply for mortgage assistance. Additional eligibility requirements apply, and maximum benefits are up to $10,000 (up to 6 months of mortgage and HOA payments. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first qualified, first served basis, subject to funding availability. The application will go live October 9 at 8am and close November 16,2020!

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CDC Rental Eviction Moratorium

 

This order will protect renters making no more than $99,000 ($198,000 for couples) from being evicted from their homes due to non-payment of rent through December 31, 2020. Renters must certify to the following to be covered under this moratorium including:

  • They made their best effort to obtain government assistance for rent by applying for the county’s Rental Assistance Program.
  • They cannot make a full rent payment because of a loss of income, lay-off, loss of work hours or extraordinary medical expenses.
  • They are making a best effort to make timely partial payments as close to the full payment as possible.
  • If evicted they would become homeless, need to live in a shelter or need to move into a shared residence where they would be living in close quarters.
  • Fill out a certification form and deliver it to their landlord. The form can be found at the CDC website or click the button below.

ALL rent (and potentially late fees) are due when this moratorium expires as this does not cancel rent. Evictions can resume January 1, 2021.

 

ABOUT US

The Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County is a coalition of Community Leaders working to sustain the economic viability of the County by supporting housing opportunities for all residents through education, advocacy, and facilitating partnerships.

 
 

Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County

2101 Vista Parkway, #4027
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Website: hlcpbc.org

 
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10/2/2020

 

08/25/2020

Palm Beach County:

Click the link below to see the available programs and incentives the City of West Palm Beach has to offer:

https://www.wpb.org/government/available-programs-and-incentives

08/19/2020

Broward County still has Homebuyer Purchase Assistance (HPA) funds available in the communities shown below. The communities where funds recently have become available are highlighted. Here are some details:

 

  • Lenders may ask to reserve funds when the buyer has a pre-approval and identified a property.
    • Hollywood: 
    • To reserve Hollywood funds, lender is to write to Irina Korovyakovskaya and then provides a 1003, 1008 and sales contract within the following few days.

 

    • All other communities: To reserve funds for any other community below, lender sends an email to Suzanne Weiss and Richard Yeargin. The lender will receive a written confirmation of the reservation of funds.

 

  • Income certifications are being handled by the County with the homebuyers telephonically and electronically.

 

  • Due to COVID staff spacing, the income certification, approval and funding process is taking 5-6 weeks after receipt of a package from the lender.  Please be mindful of this timetable.

 

  • As always, funds are available on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis, until funds are fully expended.

 

City/area

HPA available funds

Income Limit

(% of Area Median Income)

Available now?

Cooper City

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Dania Beach

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Davie

Up to $50,000

80% AMI

No available funds

Hallandale Beach

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Hillsboro Beach

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Hollywood

Up to $50,000

120% AMI

Limited funds available

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Lazy Lake Village

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Lighthouse Point

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Margate

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

Limited funds available

Oakland Park

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Parkland

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Pembroke Park

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Plantation

Up to $50,000

80% AMI

Limited funds available

Sea Ranch Lakes

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Southwest Ranches

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Weston

Up to $80,000

80% AMI

No available funds

West Park

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

Wilton Manors

Up to $40,000

140% AMI

YES!

Unincorporated Broward

Up to $40,000

80% AMI

YES!

 

Lenders:  the guidelines for the First Mortgage loan, submittal instructions and a Worksheet can be sent to you upon request.  Once your client is pre-approved and has identified a property, the lender is to contact our office in writing to reserve funds, then submit a hard copy, paper package.

 

Properties in other cities: If you are interested in a property located in any Broward city not listed above, you should contact that city directly to find out if they have purchase assistance program and available funds.

 

08/12/2020

Purchase Assistance Funds are available in the city of Pembroke Pines and Miramar

 

 1. 80% AMI
2. Max purchase price is 275,000

 

07/22/2020

Subject: Purchase Assistance Funds - HOME FUNDS- City of Miramar

  

There are funds in the HOME Program for the City of Miramar and the following are some of the criteria:

 

  1. Purchase Price limit $276,000
  2. Broward County Income Limit up to 80% AMI
  3. Funding up to $50,000 at 50% AMI and up to $40,000 at 80% AMI per household
  4. Ratios are 35/45% Max
  5. Recapture term is 15 years and there is no BUYDOWN

Other cities with funds available:

Cooper City 

Davie 

Fort Lauderdale

Broward County 

For more information see your housing counselor.

Click County for Area Median Income:

Broward County -

Palm Beach County - Featuring the City of Boca Raton

Miami Dade County - Featuring the MDEAT program

 

 

 

 

 


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