- 2015- CDBG Action Plan
- AI Public Notice 2018
- Approved Lenders 2.12.19
- City of Ocala 2016-2019 LHAP FINAL
- Draft Analysis of Impediments 2015-2019
- Fair Housing Analysis of Impediments Report 2019-2024
- Housing Programs 2019
- Notice of SHIP Funds Available for Housing Assistance
- Notice of Substantial Amendment-City of Ocala CDBG
- Public Notice for CDBG Plans May 2019
- Rehabilitation Standards Manual
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.
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