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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.

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  •   Update - Hours of Operation City of Ocala Aquatic Fun Centers

    The Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, located at 255 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., will close for the season, effective 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

    8/12/2019 5:02:09 PM

  •   Road Closure NW Sixth Terrace

    Due to construction for the Old City Yard Stormwater project, NW Sixth Terrace, from NW Fourth Street to NW Fifth Street, will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 19. NW Sixth Terrace is expected to reopen Friday, Aug. 30.

    8/12/2019 5:00:07 PM

  •   City Completes Three Public Art Projects

    The City of Ocala announces the completion of three public art projects. The projects were completed during summer 2019 and include the restoration of the Ocala Black History Mural, Bridging the Divide in Tuscawilla Park and Retro Reel at the Marion Theatre.

    8/12/2019 1:55:16 PM

  •   Save the Date - 2019 Ocala Harvest Fest

    The City of Ocala will host the Fifth Annual Harvest Fest, a music and food truck festival, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 500 NE Sanchez Ave.

    8/12/2019 1:52:25 PM

  •   Temporary Parking Lot Closure in Midtown Friday

    City of Ocala parking lot six, located on North Magnolia Avenue, between NW Third Street and NW Second Street, will be closed beginning Friday at 6 a.m. to accommodate geotechnical testing for future improvements to the Midtown area.

    8/8/2019 2:51:52 PM

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