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Housing Programs, Funding and Advocacy
The Department of Community and Economic Development operates Housing Programs and coordinates Redevelopment Projects. Our Mission is to revitalize housing as well as stabilize and improve the City's neighborhoods. Utilizing Federal and State grant funds, we focus on adding value and stimulating positive change in economically challenged areas. The Department encourages residents help our efforts by advocating for increased funding. When neighborhoods are improved, everyone benefits. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds:

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The City of Hollywood uses federal funding for a multitude of programs including Housing Rehabilitation, Disaster Mitigation and Special Projects as well as funding public service agencies that provide critical services to our residents.  

Some of the Public Services supported by CDBG funds:
Children of Russell Life Skills
Children of Russell Life Skills

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME):

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Wiley Street 2007
Wiley Street in 2007

State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Funds:

The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to provide very low, low and moderate income families with assistance to purchase a home, money to repair or replace a home and many other types of housing assistance.


Please help the City of Hollywood and Housing Advocacy Groups support the highest possible funding level for the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill by signing on to the letter to Appropriators today. 

YOU can also help by writing to your Federal elected officials, Appropriations Committees and media sources.: 

Click the link to review a Sample Letter for Federal Representatives. Please make sure to personally edit your letter before sending to your elected representative.

Click Here to find out who your U.S. representatives are.


Housing advocates are opposed to Senate Bill 586, a part of a series of bills aimed at addressing the implementation of Amendment 1. Housing advocates support the implementation of Amendment 1, but find that SB 586, which specifically addresses the distribution of documentary stamp tax revenues, unnecessarily hurts affordable housing.  SB 586 could easily be fixed in a manner that does not harm affordable housing, while providing the required 33 percent to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF). The City of Hollywood, along with the
Florida Housing Coalition, the Sadowski Coalition and other groups continues to support the maximum disbursement of SHIP funds. Click here to see the estimated disbursement of SHIP funds Hollywood will receive if the State of Florida fully funds Housing.

YOU can help by writing to your State elected officials and media sources:

Click the link to review a Sample Letter for State Representatives. Please make sure you personally edit the letter before sending to your elected representative.

Click Here to find out who your elected representatives are.

For more information, please contact the Department of Community and Economic Development at 954.921.3271.