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Public Housing

The Ocala Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fair Housing Agency

The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) owns and operates 186 Public Housing units within the city limits,   providing subsidized housing to eligible families. Our Public Housing Communities consist of Deer Run -seventy-six (76) units, Pavilion Oaks – forty (40) units, Pine Gardens – twenty (20) units and Shady Hollow – fifty (50) units.  The occupancy team works closely with our maintenance team to turn units around quickly to provide housing to another eligible family off our waiting list.  Together the teams provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for our residents.

Our goal is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing.  The public housing staff thoroughly screens prospective residents and strictly enforces our One Strike Policy to ensure that our families are living in safe communities.   Our maintenance staff ensures decent housing by maintaining units through work orders and preventative maintenance.   Staff monitors housekeeping to ensure that our residents are maintaining the homes to meet the Ocala Housing Authority’s sanitary standards.

Not only does the Ocala Housing Authority providing housing to our residents but also the opportunity for self sufficiency through our Resident Services Department.  The two departments work closely together to provide our families with the resources and tools needed to become self sufficient.

All Public Housing communities are on the bus route and are conveniently located near schools, churches and shopping.  read more

Deer Run – 2804 NE 4th Court


Deer Run

Deer Run is located in NE Ocala.  There are two playgrounds on the Deer Run property.
10 – efficiency units/one bath units
15 – one-bedroom/one bath units
18 – two-bedroom/one bath units
23 – three-bedroom/two baths units
10 – four-bedroom/two baths units
Elementary – Oakcrest Elementary
Middle School – Howard Middle School
High School – Vanguard High school

Pavilion Oaks – 2203 NW 1 Avenue


Pavilion Oaks

Pavilion Oaks is located in NW Ocala also has one playground on the property.
11 – one bedroom/one bath units
16 – two bedroom/one bath units
11 – three bedroom/two bath units
2 –  four bedroom/2 bath townhouses
Elementary – Oakcrest Elementary
Middle School – Howard Middle School
High School – Vanguard High School

Shady Hollow – 802 SW 19th Avenue Road


Shady Hollow

Shady Hollow is located in Southwest Ocala. These two and three-bedroom, detached apartments have washer/dryer hook-ups
and a private patio.
20 – one-bedroom/one bath units
20 – two-bedroom/one bath units
10 – three-bedroom/one bath units
Elementary – Saddlewood Elementary
Middle School – Liberty Middle School
High School – Westport High School

Pine Gardens – 515 SW 2 Avenue


Pine Gardens

Pine Gardens is a two-story apartment complex located in downtown Ocala.  Pine Gardens has elevator access to the second story level, and it has a community barbeque pit.
15 – efficiency/one bath units
  5 – one-bedroom/one bath units.