Neighborhood Enterprise Division
The Neighborhood Enterprise Division seeks to increase the supply of affordable housing through a variety of rental and homeownership programs for the community’s low- and moderate-income residents, as well as encourage neighborhood and housing sustainability through the preservation and rehabilitation of existing housing stock.
NED provides the administrative, fiscal and technical support required to plan, design and deliver quality housing, community development and related services. The division is responsible for programs such as the Neighborhood Renewal Initiative Grant Program
, Homebuyer Programs
and Homeowner Repair Programs
Community Development Block Grant-CV2 Public Hearing
Escambia County, Florida is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding.
The county is eligible to apply for $444,420. Eligible projects must prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. All activities funded through the CDBG-CV program must also meet one of the following National Objectives:
1. Provide benefit to low- and moderate income persons;
2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; OR
3. Meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency.
Typical projects that CDBG-CV funds may be used for include acquisition and/or rehabilitation of buildings and improvements, including public facilities; assistance to businesses; public service activities targeting low/moderate income households; and planning activities. Additional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing.
A public hearing to obtain citizen comment concerning the county’s housing and community development needs in relation to the coronavirus pandemic will be held in Room 104 at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, located at 3363 W. Park Place, Pensacola, Florida 32505 at Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing, contact Meredith Reeves at 850-595-4968 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Written comments may also be submitted through Friday, March 12 at email@example.com
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application information coming soon.
Escambia County will receive an allocation of $9,611,771 from the Department of the Treasury to assist renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rent and/or utility assistance.
General eligibility requirements:
- Escambia County Resident (including City of Pensacola and Town of Century)
- Income Adversely Impacted by COVID-19
- Total Household Income Cannot Exceed 80% Area Median Income
- This program is for renters ONLY.