Applications Are Now Being Accepted For the City of Ocala's Housing Rehabilitation Program

Posted on: November 07, 2017

The City of Ocala is accepting applications for its Housing Rehabilitation Program. This program assists low to moderate income citizens with home repairs to eliminate life, safety and health hazards.

Eligible household repairs include roof leaks, inoperable heating and air, exterior window/door replacement, electrical repairs, water/sewer connections, plumbing repairs and ADA accessibility, such as bathrooms and ramps.

Both the applicant(s) and property must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for this program. Applicant(s) must meet the eligible income limits (see below), the home must be located in the city limits, applicant(s) must reside in the home for two consecutive years prior to applying for this program and must have proof of homestead, and the mortgage, property taxes and homeowner’s insurance must be current.

For those interested in applying for the City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, the eligible income limits are listed below. These are the maximum income limits per household.
• One-person household - $28,500
• Two-person household - $32,550
• Three-person household - $36,600
• Four-person household - $40,650
• Five-person household - $43,950
• Six-person household - $47,200
• Seven-person household - $50,450
• Eight-person household - $53,700

To apply for this program, please contact the City of Ocala Revitalization Strategies Department at 352-629-8231 to pre-qualify. Upon conditional pre-qualification, a home inspection will be scheduled. If the home inspection is approved, staff will contact the applicant(s) to schedule intake. Documentation and proof of income will be required at that time. The application verification and review process may take up to 30 days. If approved, it may take up to 120 days for construction to begin.

The following circumstances do not qualify for the Housing Rehabilitation Program: 
• Reverse mortgages, liens or judgements
• Repairs on mobile homes
• Applicants who own more than one property
• Routine home maintenance
• Homes determined to be unsuitable or economically infeasible for repair.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Revitalization Strategies Department at 352-629-8231.

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