Housing Assistance

Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP)

The City of Lauderdale Lakes received state funding from the Division of Emergency Management to mitigate approved owner-occupied, single-family properties or properties that have fire walls that separate attached units completely within the City of Lauderdale Lakes. The HLMP program will provide qualified wind resistance construction and installations to be completed in strict compliance with Florida Building Codes and Manufacturer’s Specifications. Mitigating a home means strengthening it against hurricane force winds to make it safer, providing increased levels of protection for homeowners and their families. Example activities include:

Replacement of roof covering/re-roofing

Installation of window and door opening protection

Installation of hurricane straps

Application of secondary water barrier

Program: The assistance will be in the form of an interest-free loan requiring no repayment if program requirements are met. Owner occupancy for five (5) years after receiving assistance is required. However, if you default on your first mortgage, sell or rent your home within five (5) years, you will be subject to full repayment as this constitutes the instance that the five-year requirement is not met. To be eligible, your home must be owner occupied as the “primary residence”; have no outstanding code violations, City liens, open permits, AND no illegal enclosures or additions (work done without permit). Must have current homeowners insurance. Also, flood insurance if required by Mortgage Company, be up-to-date with first mortgage unless fully owned outright. The City of Lauderdale Lakes is not responsible for code violations, liens/attached liens, open permits, or illegal structures. The City of Lauderdale Lakes will not award financing if any code violations, liens/attached liens, and/or open permits exist.

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Lauderdale Lakes Residential Assistance Program

The City of Lauderdale Lakes will provide assistance to our low-income residents during this time of great economic need to assist in alleviating the financial impact during this time. Upon approval of funding, the City of Lauderdale Lakes will be accepting applications from households that are facing financial constraints. Eligible households may receive rental or mortgage assistance along with utilities to include (electricity, internet/cable and water). Assistance will be provided to eligible households on a first come- first qualified- first served basis and as long as funding is available. Please CLICK HERE to access the application.

Rental Deposits Assistance Program

The City of Lauderdale Lakes, will provide assistance to our low-income residents during this time of great economic need to assist in alleviating  financial constraint. One-time emergency payment on behalf of eligible families for rental deposit payments to prevent homelessness. Maximum award up to $4,000 per qualified household. Please CLICK HERE Version OptionsHousing AssistanceHeadline Version OptionsHousing AssistanceHeadline to access the application.

Code Compliance Trust Fund Program 

The program established hereby and the benefits to be provided hereunder are limited to those violations pertaining to single-family homes and condominium units, which involve the aesthetic appearance of the exterior of real property or which constitute an imminent threat of the loss of property or bodily harm. By way of example, but not the way of limitation, violations concerning the appearance of lawns and irrigation systems, the exterior of buildings, including roofs, broken windows, unprotected swimming pools, stagnant water, deteriorated exterior doors, or deteriorated fences and walls shall be within the scope of the code enforcement trust fund program. For those eligible, the cost to cure shall not exceed $2,500.00. The city may provide one-time financial assistance to eligible program participants to correct code violations. Please CLICK HERE to access the application.

Home Improvement Program 

The City of Lauderdale Lakes is funding a home improvement program for owner-occupied, single-family and condos within the City of Lauderdale Lakes.  The HIP program will provide assistance to residents with improvements meeting the Florida Building Codes and Manufacturer’s Specifications. These improvements will provide financial relief to residents at or below the Broward County Area Median Income of $73,400, in doing so many of our residents and their families will benefit from the increase in their home value.  Please CLICK HERErsion OptionsHousing AssistanceHeadline to access the application.

Homeowners Insurance Program

This program is limited to single-family homes and condominium units, the city will provide to eligible applicants one-time payment only up to $3,500.00 to obtain property insurance. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the insurance policy thereafter, the City of Lauderdale Lakes will not be responsible for any further payments.  Priority will be given to residents applying to the City’s grant programs. Funding is based on a first come, first serve bases until funding is exhausted. Please CLICK HERE to access the application.

Minor Home Repair Program (MHRP)

The City of Lauderdale Lakes is offering a minor home repair grant to low income households up to a maximum award of $40,000. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, life safety, plumbing, electrical, roofing, windows, HVAC and handicap accessibility. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served, first-qualified, basis. Similar to the previous Hurricane Loss Mitigation program, the MHRP will provide qualified wind resistance construction and installations to be completed in strict compliance with Florida Building Codes and Manufacturer’s Specifications, in addition to other repairs. It can include activities such as:

  •    Replacement of roof covering/re-roofing
  •    Installation of window and door opening protection
  •    Installation of hurricane straps
  •    Application of secondary water barrier

Please CLICK HERE to access the application. 

For more information on these programs, please call 954-535-2482.