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Housing Services

Matthew Wyman Matthew G. Wyman II, Housing Services Manager

Consistent with the State of Florida, and in coordination with City, Judicial, and Constitutional Offices, all Leon County offices/buildings (not parks) will be closed to the public beginning Monday March 23, 2020 until at least April 19, 2020.

However, we will continue to provide essential services to address emergent needs when possible.

The Division of Housing Services mission is: To efficiently and responsibly administer programs and develop community partnerships that preserve and grow the inventory of safe and sanitary affordable housing in unincorporated Leon County.

The Division's major programs are income driven and include owner-occupied rehabilitation, home buyer counseling, down-payment assistance, and emergency repairs.  Most of our programs are funded through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program.  If you live inside City limits you should contact the City of Tallahassee.

Affordable Housing Rental Search

If you are looking for assistance in locating affordable rental properties please click HERE and search your desired location by city, county or zip code.  This search tool also allows you to see the search results on a map or a list. 

Short Term Emergency Housing Repairs

The Short Term Emergency Repairs Program assists low-income homeowners living in the unincorporated areas of Leon County short term-assistance to buy time for the homeowner to identify a permanent solution to their housing repair needs. The program provides grant assistance to address a dire situation and/or prevent further damage to the home. The most common emergency repairs are tarps for leaking roofs and emergency pump-outs of failing septic systems. The Short Term Emergency Repairs Program is NOT intended to be a permanent fix.

Funding for this program for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 has been established at $50,000.  The application period will begin on October 4, 2019 and will continue until enough eligible households are identified or served to exhaust the funds. Funds will be awarded on a first qualified first served basis.


Down Payment Assistance

Two sources of down payment assistance are available and are administered by the Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium (TLC) on behalf of the Leon County Housing Services Division.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL jmaxwell@tallahasseelenders.org

Down payment assistance is also available through a partnership between the Leon County Housing Finance Authority (Leon HFA) and the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority  (Escambia HFA). Contact the Escambia HFA at a participating lender to learn more about the program.

Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation

Due to the high number of homeowners already waiting to receive assistance, the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program is NOT accepting applications at this time and the waiting list is closed. Check this website for updates.

Contact Matthew G. Wyman II850.606.1900


Contact Geraldine Green850.606.1917GreenG@LeonCountyfl.gov


Contact Lon Twyman850.606.1921TwymanL@LeonCountyfl.gov

Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships 918 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, Fl 32310
FAX: 850-606-1901

Leon County Contacts
Equal Opportunity Employment
Employee Relations Manager
Genevieve Minnix
American with Disabilities
Act/Section Liaison
Maggie Theriot
Fair Housing Coordinator

Matthew G. Wyman II