Does Community Development Services repair mobile homes?No, only site-built homes are eligible under Community Development Services programs.
How do I get Community Program assistance?Please call 352-629-8231 to schedule an appointment.
What services does Community Programs offer?The City of Ocala may offer Down Payment or Closing Cost purchase assistance, as well as housing repairs for owner-occupied homes.
Does the City offer rental assistance?The City does not offer rental assistance. Please call 211 for other possible programs.
I don't live in the city of Ocala; can I receive Community Programs assistance?Applicants must own a home within the City limits of Ocala. Staff can help you determine if your home is in the city or the county.
The Community Programs division of Community Development Services focuses on administering federal and state funding to assist homeowners and to ensure Ocala maintains safe and affordable housing for lower income persons.
This funding includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The State of Florida provides funding under the State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP).
After qualifying for income limits and meeting other criteria, citizens can apply for assistance to rehabilitate their housing. Most projects are completed within six months or less.
The West Ocala Business Improvement Grant program is also managed by the Community Programs division. This program permits staff to assist businesses in West Ocala with various external and internal improvements to the structure the business operates in. The business does not have to own the structure; improvements can be made with the approval of the property owner.
Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series Announces Full Lineup
The 2019 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will feature a diverse lineup of high-caliber talent spanning musical genres such as blues, jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, classical, Latin and R&B.
5/13/2019 4:26:38 PM
Holiday Schedule: Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
City of Ocala business offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
5/8/2019 12:33:25 PM
City of Ocala Accepting Applications for 2020 Street Banner Lottery
Reservations can only be made by non-profit organizations.
5/22/2019 4:23:50 PM
Public Meeting: NE Eighth Avenue Road Diet Phase II
The goal of this public meeting is to collect input from residents and business owners for design elements within the second phase of this project.
5/14/2019 11:02:40 AM
OEU Recognizing National Electrical Safety Month by Encouraging Electrical Safety Before, During and After Storms
In recognition of National Electrical Safety Month, Ocala Electric Utility is urging residents and businesses to review important electric safety measures that can prevent electrically related fatalities, injuries and property loss before, during and after severe weather or natural disasters.
5/13/2019 9:43:11 AM