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Affordable Housing Incentives Program

Construction Equipment on table

LAKELAND, FL (October 1, 2021) | As part of the City's participation in and eligibility for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program, the Planning and Housing Division 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 Commission 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 at Lakelandgov.net/departments/community-economic-development/housing.




Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.



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