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.
Ocala Electric Utility Rate Increase Effective Oct. 1, 2018
Effective Oct. 1, 2018, Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) will implement rate changes affecting both residential and commercial customers.
9/17/2018 9:28:52 AM
Tree Trimming and Debris Removal Information for City Residents
It is important for residents to know what their tree trimming and debris removal options are and what they should expect from a tree service company.
9/13/2018 11:21:10 AM
Groundbreaking Ceremony: Ocala International Airport General Aviation Terminal
The new terminal is expected to open in December 2019.
9/24/2018 1:28:23 PM
Ocala Electric Utility Customer Appreciation Day - Friday, Oct. 5
This event will be held in conjunction with Public Power Week happening Sunday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 13.
9/24/2018 9:40:12 AM
City of Ocala Community Center Survey Available Through Friday, Oct. 5
Responses from this survey will be utilized to guide the design elements and development of a proposed community center.
9/18/2018 4:25:45 PM