City of Ocala Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation
Program, (352) 629-8322, repairs houses for
low-income owners to bring the houses back to a safe,
City of Ocala Neighborhood Services Department,
(352) 629-8231, administers federal, state, and local
funding programs, including the City of Ocala SHIP program.
Florida Emergency Financial Assistance Program,
(877) 891-6445, offers a one-time rent or mortgage
assistance of $400 to families.
Marion County Community Services Department,
(352) 671-8770, administers the State Housing Initiatives
Partnership (SHIP) and Federal Homes programs, community
development programs, and Federal Stimulus Funds. The
program provides down payment and closing cost assistance
for low-income, first-time home buyers building or buying a
Ocala Housing Authority, (352) 369-2636,
provides subsidized rental housing units and rental
assistance payments to income-eligible Marion County
USDA Rural and Community Development, (352)
732-9840, provides funds for home ownership loans, home
improvement loans, and rural rental housing loans.
Veterans Home Loans, (800) 827-1000,
provides information about VA home mortgages and also
provides help with mortgage problems.