SHIP - Affordable Housing Program

Program Overview

The SHIP Division coordinates the administration of the County’s affordable housing program to ensure optimal citizen participation, program efficiency, and effectiveness pursuant to federal, state, and local housing policies, procedures, and regulations.

The SHIP Program provides down payment/closing cost assistance and owner occupied home rehabilitation to very low-, low-, and moderate-income families who meet all of the requirements listed in Florida Statutes 420.907, Florida Administrative Code 67-37, and Nassau County’s Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP). 

SHIP Funds for 2017/18 are currently available for the purchase of a newly constructed home and for owner occupied home rehabilitation for low and very low income applicants only. Moderate Income applications are not being accepted at this time. An application may be picked up at our office between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. To submit  your application you will need to make an appointment with Carol Gilchrist, the SHIP Administrator at 904-530-6020.

Additional Eligibility Requirements