The programs summarized below are offered through the
City of Melbourne's Housing and Community Development Department. The Department administers a variety of programs funded by federal and state funds with the goal of improving the quality of life for Melbourne's low-income residents and low-income neighborhoods.
Programs range from housing assistance to code enforcement activities, demolitions, neighborhood public facility improvements, and funding assistance to a variety of social support agencies.
Eligibility for programs is determined by factors including income levels. Federal and state guidelines are used to determine if a household can be classified at a "low income" or "very low income." The chart below indicates qualifying income levels for most programs.
For additional information, please contact the Housing and Community Development Department at (321) 674-5734 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by 695 E. University Blvd.
of Melbourne Equal Housing
information is available to citizens on this website and by request to the Housing & Community Development Office.
Important legislation includes City
of Melbourne's Fair Housing Ordinance, the Florida Fair Housing Act,
and the Federal Fair Housing Act
HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAMS
Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program:
Funds are available to eligible very low- and low-income
homeowners for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied dwelling units.
Maximum assistance per unit is $60,000.
Homeowner Housing Reconstruction Assistance Program:
Funds are available to provide assistance to very
low- and low-income homeowners whose homes are substandard and not suitable
for rehabilitation under the Housing Rehabilitation Program. Maximum
assistance is $75,000 for the
construction of a new home on site. Assistance includes demolition
of existing home and relocation expenses.
Rental Rehabilitation Program:
Funds are available to owners on a 50:50 matching
basis for the rehabilitation of rental dwelling units affordable to
very low- and low-income households. Maximum assistance per unit is $15,000.
Funds are available on a temporary basis for
monthly rental subsidies to very low-income renters who are elderly or are disabled.
Current Income Limits for HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (Effective Dec. 1, 2011)
Income Limit for Consideration as 'Very Low Income'
Income Limit for Consideration as 'Low Income'
NOTE: Median Family Income (MFI) for a family of 4 = $58,600