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SHIP Program in Levy County

S.H.I.P. program in Levy County

SHIP State Housing Initiatives Partnership logoSHIP (State Housing Initiatives Partnership) program for first time home buyers is run by Mr. Marlon Gayle. He can be reached in Bronson at 352-486-5268 or by stopping by 612 E Hathaway Ave, Bronson, FL 32621. This office is next to the Baker Building across from Save-A-Lot in Bronson.

The education portion of the Levy County SHIP program will be held by the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation in Gainesville, Florida.

  • There is a $50 fee which includes your lunch and is refundable if you purchase you home within a year of taking the class.
  • An additional lunch can be purchased for $5.
  • Please bring a writing utensil (pen or pencil) to take notes and also a calculator.
  • Please do not bring children to the class.
  • Feel free to bring snacks in the event you get hungry prior to lunch.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming SHIP classes in Gainesville.

A couple standing in front of a home for sale. Photo taken 02-24-17.

October 28, 2017
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, October 20, 2017)
November 11, 2017
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, November 3, 2017)
December 16, 2017
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, December 8, 2017)
January 27, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, January 19, 2018)
February 17, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, February 9, 2018)
March 17, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, March 9, 2018)
April 21, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, April 13, 2018)
May 19, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, May 11, 2018)
June 23, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, June 15, 2018)
July 28, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, July 20, 2018)
August 25, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, August 17, 2018)
September 22, 2018
(Registration and payment required by FRIDAY, September 14, 2018)

You can see the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation here.

2 Comments on “S.H.I.P. program in Levy County

  1. We would like to make the public aware of programs like SHIP and CDBG that offer assistance to home owners that need repairs done to their homes, and end up taking a turn for the worse. For going on 5 years now after applying to the SHIP program, qualify for assistance, 5 attempts later with engineers involved our septic system is now worse than it ever was before they stepped on our property. Not only SHIP but CDBG was involved in our home repairs, things took place in our home that you could not even imagine. We the home owners have been labeled demanding, not satisfied when indeed it was all shady work that was being done and all Levy County wanted to do is keep it quiet. So much wasted tax payers money, all because they would not listen to us the homeowners. Levy County has literally left us here again for the 5th time with a failed septic system. Everyone is aware and knows the system has failed again, but just walked away, said program ended, granted ended. Meanwhile septic is running not only into the street, our neighbors yards including the river where the county states they had permission to run a pipe into the river. All Levy County will state is program ended we have to fix it ourselves. They know we do not have the funds to fix it, if we did we would of never applied to this program, but just left us like this. How can a government, state program that is designed to help individuals like ourselves with repairs just walk away because they have not a clue how to address the issue? How can they allow people to come into your home through their program and destroy it and not care enough to listen to the homeowners when they are trying to report what is going on? How can this program still exists, be able to get more funding and continue on doing this to other homes. Are they not responsible to fix their errors? How can they make an homeowners home worse than it was before they entered their property? Their is so much wrong that went on here in our home and the one issue that we applied to the program for was our septic and that is the one thing they never fixed correctly but have made far worse than it ever was. Now Halloween is approaching us tomorrow and our whole front yard is full of holes this failed septic has created, trick or treats in the dark can not see these holes. Have contacted all involved more than once regarding this issue and none of them could care less. None of them will contact us back, last thing we want is to see someone fall and get hurt. We have a disabled child and we have had to deal with this on going issue going on 5 years. If we had the money to address this issue we would of never applied to a program for help, we did nothing wrong but asked for help. We have located a company that says they can address this issue and fix it correctly but again this program says grant closed, no more funds, but they still advertise for homeowners to apply and go on helping other families but leave us to sit here again with a stinking mess. How may we ask you can a government/state program be allowed to do this to someone’s home and when they can not fix it just simply walk away and leave it far worse than it was?

    • If anyone is interested in finding out more about the SHIP program in Levy County, contact Marlon Gayle at 352 486-5268. He is the coordinator for our county. His office is located in the Baker Building in Bronson. Thank you.

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