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.
Housing programs are offered in partnership with the private and public sectors to assist lower income households to:
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..
Home Repair Program
This program provides assistance, to eligible homeowners, to pay for home repairs. Learn More..