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
Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program
APPLICATIONS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are jointly participating in the Coronavirus Relief Funds made available by Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Approximately $813,451 will be made available to assist applicants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance. Eligible expenses must occur between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Assistance is limited to no more than $3000 per household and payments will be made directly to the landlord, mortgage company, and/or utility company.
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 120% Area Median Income
- This program is for past due rent, mortgage and utilities ONLY
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| Maximum Household Income
Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday Sept.1, 2020 through Sept. 14, 2020 or until funds have been committed. Applications will be available online at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 at www.myescambia.com/CARES. For further information, email EscambiaCaresRentandMortgage@myescambia.com
SHIP Annual Report Notice
The City of Pensacola and Escambia County, Florida announce the availability of the 2020 SHIP ANNUAL REPORT detailing the closeout of the 2017/18 Grant and interim reports for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 grants to be filed with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) concerning the Escambia/Pensacola State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) affordable housing activities and accomplishments through 6/30/20. A copy of the Report is available for public review at: Escambia County Neighborhood Enterprise Division, 200 Palafox Place, Suite 200, Pensacola, FL or may be provided electronically upon request to: email@example.com
Written comments concerning the Report should be submitted to: Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Attention: SHIP Program, City Centre Building, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329.