State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) 

The SHIP program was created to meet the housing needs of very low, low, and moderate-income households; for the purpose of expanding the production of and preserving affordable housing for very low to middle-income buyers, to further the local government housing element, and to increase housing-related employment. 

In accordance with SHIP requirements, the City of Pembroke Pines developed the Local Housing Assistance Plan to identify strategies to meet the affordable housing needs of our community. The City uses SHIP funds for the following activities:

  • Homeowner Rehabilitation
  • Purchase Assistance (i.e. down payment, closing cost assistance, and mortgage buy down)