Neighborhood Enterprise Division
The Neighborhood Enterprise Division seeks to increase the supply of affordable housing through a variety of rental and homeownership programs for the community’s low- and moderate-income residents, as well as encourage neighborhood and housing sustainability through the preservation and rehabilitation of existing housing stock.
NED provides the administrative, fiscal and technical support required to plan, design and deliver quality housing, community development and related services. The division is responsible for programs such as the Neighborhood Renewal Initiative Grant Program
, Homebuyer Programs
and Homeowner Repair Programs
Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance Program
Escambia County will be receiving Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) funding through Florida Housing Finance Corporation to assist Escambia County households with housing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance will be provided under this program. The County is setting up the application process as required by the State and is not yet accepting applications. An information line has been set up at 595-0872 for potential applicants to leave their name and contact number to be added to a waiting list to be contacted once applications are being accepted.
General eligibility requirements:
*Escambia County Resident (including City of Pensacola and Century)
*Income Adversely Impacted by COVID-19
*Total Household Income Cannot Exceed 120% Area Median Income (AMI)
| Household Size
| Maximum Household Income
Additional application information and eligibility requirements coming soon. Funds will be directly paid to landlord, utility, or mortgage company. General questions may be directed to NED@myescambia.com
Public Notice: Revised Citizen Participation Plan
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2) of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available in relation to these requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Escambia County is making revisions to its Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). This amendment is available for public review and comment through July 24, 2020.
The Citizen Participation Plan is being revised to incorporate updated language regarding the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, to include provisions relative to waivers provided by HUD under the CARES Act related to citizen participation in disaster and emergency events, and to make minor edits to align the CPP with 24 CFR 91.105.
Comments related to the updated CPP may be submitted to: Escambia Consortium, 221 Palafox Place, Suite 200, Pensacola, Florida 32523 or via NED@myescambia.com and will be accepted through July 24, 2020. For further information, contact Meredith Reeves at 595-4968 (Escambia County), Marcie Whitaker at 858‑0323 (City of Pensacola), or Erin Malbeck at 981-7091 (Santa Rosa County).