HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency
1629 NW. 4th Street P.O. Box 2468 Ocala, FL 34478

Homeownership and Rental Opportunities

Owning Your Own Home
The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) is committed to proving safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing to the residents of Ocala/Marion County.   Recognizing the need for homeownership opportunities, the OHA expanded its programs through the introduction of new homeownership initiatives in 1999.

Housing Counselling
One of the biggest obstacles to owning a home is the lack of knowledge.  The OHA Housing Counselling Program is designed to empower homebuyers with knowledge of all aspects of purchasing and maintaining a home.   HUD Certified Housing Counsellors are available to provide education and assistance in navigating homeownership and preventing loss of home due to foreclosure.  These services, funded by HUD, are provided free of charge.  

Individual and workshops sessions include budget, debt, financial analysis, credit, purchasing a home, maintaining a home, inspection, preventing loss of home, planning for emergencies, rights and responsibilities of renting, importance of home inspections, roles of a realtor, and knowing your rights.  Topics are addressed in classes held at the OHA main office and through one-on-one counseling sessions.  OHA is committed to anyone who is interested in becoming a homeowner and have connected with community partners who are very knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled in providing education to our club members.

Resident Opportunities Programs

Homebuyers Club
Steps to home ownership

Foreclosure Prevention
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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership
One of our more popular components of Housing Counseling is the benefit that allows Housing Choice Voucher recipients to use their voucher toward homeownership.  Request an application and fact sheet from your Housing Choice Voucher Case Manager today.     Section 8 Homeownership Program Information