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Housing Programs

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  • Tom Webster
  • Housing Programs Manager
  • 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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Hard Hat 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 in the unincorporated areas of the County.

You may qualify for up to $10,000 in downpayment and closing cost assistance through the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority. Click here to learn more.

We look forward to assisting you in obtaining your goal of affordable homeownership or rental housing.
For more information, please call 352-264-7013.

Are there other local housing resources available to me?

The programs offered by this office primarily serve lower income households residing in Alachua County, outside the city limits of Gainesville, Florida.

The City of Gainesville has its own Housing Division which receives funding for its population. If you live or plan to live in the City Limits of Gainesville, you can contact their office at (352) 334-5026.

If you want to apply to live in public housing or obtain a Section 8 rental housing voucher, you need to call one of the two public housing authorities in Alachua County.

Affordable Home

Housing programs are offered in partnership with the private and public sectors to assist lower income households to:

  • Achieve and maintain the dream of affordable homeownership.
  • Make basic home repairs.

The Housing Programs office provides primary support to the following Advisory Committees:

For profit and not for profit housing providers are also assisted in financing the development of affordable single family and multi-family housing development, as well as housing serving specialized needs populations such as domestic abuse victims, homeless, or teenage age moms and their children.

Home Buyer's Education classes

Classes are being held by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office on February 11th, 18th, and 25th, 6:00 to 8:00pm. Download Flyer for more information.

What programs do you offer?

The following programs are administered in part to achieve the goals and objectives identified in the Housing Element of the Comprehensive Plan.

Down Payment Assistance

This program provides assistance, to eligible first time homebuyers, to pay for down payments, closing costs, and home repairs.   Learn More.. Learn More..

Home Repair Program

This program provides assistance, to eligible homeowners, to pay for home repairs.     Learn More..Learn More..