Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Ocala Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Ocala Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Marion County, Florida Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on November 7th, 2016.

Please note: The Ocala Housing Authority covers Marion County, FL.
The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in November 2016, and prior to that for two days in November 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application.
  2. Submit a pre-application at the OHA office.
The waiting list closed once 300 applications were submitted online, 300 non-elderly/non-disabled applications were submitted in person, and 300 elderly (62+)/disabled applications were submitted in person.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the OHA website, or call the office at (352) 369-2636.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Deer Run 80/100 11/12/2013

Ocala Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Florida:

Affordable Apartments near Ocala Housing Authority

2833 NE 7th St
Spring Manor Apartments is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Ocala.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
2600 SW 10th St Apt 101
Green Gables Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Ocala. Rents at Green Gables Apartments start at $418-645.
2603 SW 10th St
Magnolia Walk Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Ocala. Rents at Magnolia Walk Apartments start at $418-513.