TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Economic Development & Community Services is presenting a Fair Housing Seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
The free seminar will include many of the housing-assistance programs offered by Lake County, such as Section 8 Housing, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and the State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP).
Applications for the SHIP programs — home-purchase assistance, housing rehabilitation & replacement and foreclosure prevention — will be available during the seminar. Applicants will placed on a waiting list. Lake County anticipates having $1.3 million available in SHIP funds after Sept. 1. Eligible applicants for the SHIP programs must have incomes below 120 percent of the area media income as per family size.
For more information, call the Lake County Housing Division at (352) 742-6540.