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Affordable Housing Infill Land Bank Program

UPDATE: The inaugural awards of vacant infill lots for development of affordable infill housing were announced in 2020, and the closings (land transactions) for the first 10 lots from that award are scheduled for Friday, May 21, 2021, with additional closings to quickly follow.

Additional available lots will be made available for application in late Summer 2021.  Though new applications are not currently being accepted, below are links to program details and applications that will again be used when the additional lots are advertised for disposition through the program.

Questions regarding both the initial award and additional lots, or to add your name to the list of those to be notified when additional lots are made available should be directed to the Housing Office at 863.834.3360 or by email to housing@lakelandgov.net.

Background and Sample Application Forms

Infill Land Bank Cover Letter

Certified Affordable Housing Developer

Infill Land Bank Program Application

Infill Land Bank Program Details


Help for Developers

Affordable Housing Incentives Program

As part of the City's participation in and eligibility for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, the Housing Office is required to implement an Affordable Housing Incentive Plan.  Incentives included in the Plan which may be requested include:

  • Expedited permitting for affordable housing development projects
  • Reimbursement of impact fees for affordable housing development projects
    • The City Commision approved an amendment on September 20, 2021 to expand the areas covered from targeted neighborhoods to Central City Transit Supportive Area (see below)
  • Modified infrastructure requirements for affordable housing development projects

View the full Affordable Housing Incentive Plan and Application for Incentives.

Click here to view additional development incentives.

A map of the Central City Transit Supportive Areas


Community Housing Development Organizations

The Federal Government requires that a portion of the City's HOME Investment Partnership Program funding be set aside for specific activities to be undertaken by a special type of nonprofit called a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).  A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based organization that has obtained or intends to obtain staff with the capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves.  HOME grantees (called Participating Jurisdictions in the HOME Program) must set aside a minimum of 15 percent of their HOME allocations for housing development activities in which qualified CHDOs are the owners, developers and/or sponsors of the housing.

For additional information, or to become a CHDO, please contact the Affordable Housing Office at 863.834.3360 or by email.