MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 27, 2014) – Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department will host a July 11 training workshop for lenders and Realtors who assist homebuyers through the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) down payment assistance program.
The workshop will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., in the Fourth Floor Manatee Room of the County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.
Registration for the workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Those attending are asked to reserve a spot by calling (941) 749-3029 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“We’ll cover changes to the SHIP program, how to access the application package for down payment assistance and we’ll go over the necessary documents for proper submission,” says Denise Thomas, Housing and Community Development Coordinator. “There’s much more interest in SHIP funding this year because now we can service some moderate income household and provide down payment assistance for new construction projects in addition to existing homes.”
SHIP funding becomes available on July 21. Interested applicants can access down payment assistance for new construction and existing home buying purchases by visiting the County’s down payment assistance site.
For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.