Housing Programs

Housing Programs

We administer local, state and federally funded grants to preserve and expand the availability of safe, sanitary and affordable housing in the County. In addition to providing financial assistance through grants and interest free, deferred payment loans, we also develop Affordable Housing Incentives to encourage single and multi-family affordable housing developments.

View the SHIP brochure for available programs.

Down-payment Closing Cost Assistance

You may qualify for up to $7,500 in down-payment and closing cost assistance through the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority.

More Home Buyers Education Classes

Classes are being held at various times throughout the year. Sign up for Homebuyer's Education Classes.


  • Fair Housing
  • (800) 440-8091
  • If you have questions about Fair Housing call the number above or use the The Florida Relay Service Voice (statewide) by dialing 711
  • View the Fair Housing poster
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • 1-800-669-6820 (TTY)
  • If you have questions about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) call the number above
  • Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • (800)669-9777 TTY (800)927-9275
  • If you have questions about Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) call the numbers above
  • Housing Programs
  • Ralston Reodica , Housing Programs Manager
  • Email Housing Staff
  • County Annex Building, 1st Floor
  • 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Phone: 352-337-6284
  • Fax: 352-381-0121
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am-4:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm
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