Homeowner Accessibility

Overview
Application cycle - Opened until all funds are expended.

SHIP funds will be used to pay for the installation of ramps or handicap accessible bathrooms which require immediate attention and will make the residence more accessible for persons who have special housing needs, such as the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Assistance
The maximum assistance allowed is $10,000. Assistance shall be in the form of a 0% interest loan secured by a mortgage and note; if the cost is $1,500 or less, the assistance will be in the form of a grant.

Eligibility
Applicants must submit a completed application for determination of income eligibility. Assistance will only be provided for homes that are owner-occupied and used as a primary residence. Proof of Homestead Exemption is required and all property taxes must be current. The mortgage must be current if applicable and the home must be in good condition. Mobile homes are not eligible for assistance.

Applications can be picked up at the Sumter County Housing Services office:
319 E. Anderson Ave.
Bushnell, FL. 33513

For more information, please call 352-569-1515.