Programs 



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Purchase Assistance

The Purchase Assistance Program provides income-eligible first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing cost assistance to purchase a residential property in the City of Deerfield Beach. Assistance is in the form of a 0% interest deferred second loan that reverts to a grant if all program conditions are met. The program is administered by the City’s Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) and funded through entitlement grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Eligible properties include single-family detached homes, condominiums, townhomes, and villas. The maximum amount of assistance per applicant is $50,000.

To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have household income that falls in the category of very low, low and moderate-income in accordance with the Department of Housing & Urban Development income guidelines. Refer to the income chart below.
  • Be a first-time home buyer which by HUD’s definition includes applicants who have not owned or had an interest in a home within the last three years prior to applying.
  • Purchasing Deerfield Beach residential property as primary residence; 
  • Have a mortgage pre-approval from a lender at the time of application submittal 
  • Have an executed real estate contract at the time of application submittal

Applicants may use any licensed real estate professional of choice. We recommend seeking competent legal advice.

*Income Limits Effective April 2021
Household Size Extremely Low Income
(0-30% AMI)
Very Low Income
(31%-50% AMI)
Low Income
(51%-80% AMI)
1 $18,500 $30,800 $49,300
2 $21,150 $35,200 $56,350
3 $23,800 $39,600 $63,400
4 $26,500 $44,000 $70,400
5 $31,040 $47,550 $76,050
6 $35,580 $51,050 $81,700
7 $40,120 $54,600 $87,300
8 $44,660 $58,100 $92,950

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For additional information about the Purchase Assistance Program, please contact Community Services Department at  CommunityServices@deerfield-beach.com  or Loleta Harris at 954-428-0678, then press *113# or email lharris@dbhaonline.org

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Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The City of Deerfield Beach is accepting applications for Rental and Utility Assistance. The program provides income eligible city residents that have been financially impacted (i.e. job loss, pay-cut) by COVID-19 with up to $10,000 for past due rent and utility expenses. The program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and State of Florida Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF). Payments are made directly to property owners, landlords and/or utility companies. 

To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have household income that fall in the category of very low, low and moderate income in accordance with the Department of Housing & Urban Development income guidelines. Refer to income chart below; 
  • Demonstrated loss of income due to COVID-19; and 
  • Demonstrated hardship.  

All applications require the following documents:

  • Proof of residency (I.D. or Valid Driver’s License)
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of loss of income (due to COVID-19)
  • Hardship Letter (explaining loss of income due to COVID-19)
  • Notice of delinquency for rent and/or recent utility bill (light, water and natural gas) showing past due amount
  • Two most current years signed Federal Income Tax Return or Transcript from the IRS
  • W-9 for Landlord
Household
Size
1 2 3 4 5 6
Maximum
Income Per
Household
$49,300 $56,350 $63,400 $70,400 $76,050 $81,700

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For additional information about the Rental and Utility Assistance Program, please contact Community Services Department at  CommunityServices@deerfield-beach.com  or Loleta Harris at 954-428-0678, then press *113# or email lharris@dbhaonline.org


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Homeowner Rehabilitation Program 

The City of Deerfield Beach administers two Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs. They are as follows:

  • Home repair assistance to income-eligible owner-occupied households in Deerfield Beach to promote a safe environment. Eligible repairs include home, weatherization and energy efficiency retrofits. The program is funded through entitlement grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and administered by the City’s Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA). Assistance will be provided in the form of a 0% interest deferred second loan that reverts to a grant if all program conditions are met.

    To qualify for the program, applicants’ household income must fall in the category of very low, low and moderate-income in accordance with the Department of Housing & Urban Development income guidelines. Refer to the income chart below.

*Income Limits Effective April 2021
Household 
Size
Extremely Low Income
(0-30% AMI)
Very Low Income
(31%-50% AMI)
Low Income
(51%-80% AMI)
1 $18,500 $30,800 $49,300
2 $21,150 $35,200 $56,350
3 $23,800 $39,600 $63,400
4 $26,500 $44,000 $70,400
5 $31,040 $47,550 $76,050
6 $35,580 $51,050 $81,700
7 $40,120 $54,600 $87,300
8 $44,660 $58,100 $92,950


  • Assistance to eligible owner-occupied, single-family properties for qualified wind resistance repairs and installations to mitigate hurricane loss. Eligible activities include roof covering replacement /re-roofing, window installation, door opening protection, hurricane strapping installation and application of secondary water barrier. The program is funded by the Florida Division of Emergency Management Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program (HLMP). All repairs and installations must be constructed in compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Manufacturer’s Specification. 

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For additional information about the Homeowner Rehabilitation Program, please contact Community Services Department at  CommunityServices@deerfield-beach.com  or Loleta Harris at 954-428-0678, then press *113# or email lharris@dbhaonline.org


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Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance Program (funds are not currently available)

The City of Deerfield Beach is accepting applications for the Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance Program. The program, established to provide small businesses (five or fewer employees) impacted by COVID-19 with financial assistance to meet operational obligations, is grant-funded. Eligible expenses include business lease or mortgage payments, utility payments, debt payments, payroll, and inventory. The goal of the program is to support the business community efforts to remain viable and maintain staffing during the pandemic.

For additional information about the Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program, please contact Community Services Department at  CommunityServices@deerfield-beach.com  or Loleta Harris at 954-428-0678, then press *113# or email lharris@dbhaonline.org



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Community Participation Grant

Grant Purpose

The City of Deerfield Beach is committed to supporting organizations that contribute to the public welfare of its community. The Community Participation Grant program was established to provide financial resources to local non-profit organizations that assist the City in serving a valid public purpose. 

Application Cycle

The Community Participation Grant FY 2022 application cycle is closed. The application cycle opened on May 3, 2021, and closed at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2021. 

Grant Awards AnnouncementOctober 2021 - December 2021 

Funding

The total budget for the Community Participation Grant is subject to approval annually during the City's budgeting process. The number of grants awarded is at the discretion of the City Commission and based on the availability of funds

Program Contact

Please contact the Community Services Department with all inquiries regarding the Community Participation Grant program at (954) 422-5810 or via email at anicholas@deerfield-beach.com.