Ocala Housing Authority

1629 N.W. 4th Street
Ocala, Marion County, Florida
(352) 369-2636

Open today from 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Ocala Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Ocala, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing, and Homeownership programs.

Ocala Housing Authority serves Marion County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Marion County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Ocala Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Marion County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in January, 2019; and before that for one day in November, 2016, and for two days in November, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the OHA Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Last Updated on 01/16/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in November, 2018.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the OHA Public Housing page here.

Last Updated on 12/17/2018.

About Ocala Housing Authority

More information about Ocala Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ocalahousing.org/.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://ocalahousing.housingmanager.com/.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (501)-404-4133.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/12/2018, Ocala Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-12:30pm , 1:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-12:30pm , 1:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm , 1:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm , 1:30pm-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:30pm , 1:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Ocala Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Ocala Housing Authority manages 1,184 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,063 3 7 17 91
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $467 $428 $677 $391 $386
Monthly Cost $496,353 $1,283 $4,738 $6,652 $35,088

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ocala Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 91 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,619 per year. 86% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ocala Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Ocala Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $550. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $195.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Ocala Housing Authority

Deer Run

2193 NW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL
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