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City of Melbourne, Florida, Housing and Community Development Department
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 housingcdbg@melbourneflorida.org, or stop by 695 E. University Blvd.
City of Melbourne Equal Housing Opportunity 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 PROGRAMS

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.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program:

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)

Household Size
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Income Limit for Consideration as 'Very Low Income'
$20,550
$23,450
$26,400
$29,300
$31,650
$34,000
$36,350
$38,700
Income Limit for Consideration as 'Low Income'
$32,850
$37,550
$42,250
$46,900
$50,700
$54,450
$58,200
$61,950

NOTE: Median Family Income (MFI) for a family of 4 = $58,600