Ocala Housing Authority
1629 NW 4th Street
Ocala, Marion County, FL

352-369-2636

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Public Housing Projects

186

Public Housing Units

1,314

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Ocala Housing Authority
1629 NW 4th Street
Ocala, Marion County, FL

352-369-2636

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ocala Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 186 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,314 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ocala Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Ocala Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Ocala Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Florida.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Ocala Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 85 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Ocala Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Florida housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Ocala Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 67. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Deer Run has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Ocala Housing Authority owns and manages 186 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Ocala Housing Authority is $242.00 compared to the state average of $278.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Florida ranges from a low of $193.00 to a high of $423.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)