Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance Programs



SHIP Purchase Assistance Program


Currently accepting applications. The purpose of the Program is to assist eligible first-time home buyers with a 0% interest, deferred payment loan to be applied toward down payment and closing costs for the purchase of eligible owner-occupied housing, and rehabilitation costs for minor improvements to the property after closing. The maximum award amount is based on need, not to exceed income category limits as included in the application. Available funding is very limited, and state set-aside requirements apply. New applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

**NOTICE***
EFFECTIVE MARCH 12, 2020 AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL SHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS AND DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAIL TO THE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DIVISION (201 W. Palmetto Park Road, Room 220, Boca Raton, FL 33432). CITY HALL REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Application packet revised as of 4/17/2020.  All previous versions of the application package are no longer valid.  Applications can be obtained by calling 561-393-7756 or by clicking on the following link: https://www.myboca.us/DocumentCenter/View/24051/SHIP-Application-Packet-2020.