Ruskin, Florida (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Florida Home Partnership (FHP) will receive over $4 million dollars in funding to expand its housing communities for affordable housing in the SouthShore area of Hillsborough County. A non-profit builder, FHP will extend its Bayou Pass Village communities with the expansion into phase IV.
The agency will be presented funding in Ruskin on Saturday June 23, 2012, between 12:45 – 2:00 PM during its Home Ownership Month Event. Richard Machek, the USDA Florida State Director will present the USDA Section 523 administrative check for $2,045,070, and Moises Loza, Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) in Washington D.C., will present the agency with a Capacity Building Grant from HUD’s Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) funds in the amount of $2,010,000.
According to Earl Pfeiffer, “In addition to helping qualified low and modest income first-time homebuyers build their new homes, this funding also enables FHP to continue to support jobs for employees with our vendors. The housing industry is a huge economic generator that creates permanent and temporary employment opportunities in addition to business opportunities for small to medium sized businesses." He further states that, "We are pleased to be able to contribute to these opportunities in our community."
For more information, contact Joey Henderson, Community Development Manager at (813) 672.7860 or send an email at joey(at)flhome(dot)org.
About the Florida Home Partnership
Florida Home Partnership (FHP) is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) has made homeownership a reality for over 500 low and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. Utilizing the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Program (SHOP), the government program began over 40 years ago, and mirrors the "barn raisings" of the Quakers with neighbors helping neighbors to build their homes together. No construction experience is necessary. FHP provides participants with guidance and tools. Determination and hard work build equity in the new homes. This program is ideal for those desiring homeownership in rural communities but having limited resources. For more information about the program, call 813-672-7860 or visit http://www.flhome.org, friend us at - http://www.facebook.com/Floridahome, follow us on Twitter - @flhome1.