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Ocala Housing Authority

1629 N.W. 4th Street
Ocala, Marion County, Florida 34475

Ocala Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Ocala, Florida that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), 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

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Ocala Housing Authority Website: http://www.ocalahousing.org/.

Ocala Housing Authority Phone: (352) 369-2636.

Closed: Marion County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 18, 2020, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person: $18,100
  • 2 Persons: $20,700
  • 3 Persons: $23,300
  • 4 Persons: $25,850
  • 5 Persons: $27,950
  • 6 Persons: $30,000

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the OHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Ocala Housing Authority, as of March 19, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Marion County, Florida.

Last Updated on 03/19/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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/.

Representatives of Ocala Housing Authority may be available by phone at (352) 369-2636. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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 .

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

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
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.


About the Ocala Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ocala Housing Authority manages 1,206 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,079 8 7 16 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $486 $411 $553 $660 $356
Monthly Cost $523,968 $3,290 $3,870 $10,564 $33,099

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 Apartments Operated by Ocala Housing Authority

Deer Run

2193 NW 1st Ave
Ocala, Florida