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Housing Services

Matthew Wyman Matthew G. Wyman II, Housing Services Manager

The Division of Housing Services provides owner-occupied rehabilitation, home buyer counseling, down-payment assistance, and emergency repairs to low- and moderate-income residents of unincorporated Leon County (outside of the City of Tallahassee). Most of our programs are funded through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program.

 

2019 Spring Home Expo

In case you missed the 2019 Spring Home Expo that took place on Saturday, April 13th 2019, check back here for video recordings of the following sessions that took place:

  • What I Wish I'd Known Before Buying My Home 
  • So You Think You Inherited a Property, Now What?
  • Greening Your Home 

VIDEO RECORDINGS TO BE POSTED SOON. 

Check out Photos from the Event! Here’s the link to the Leon Photos gallery.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE 

If you were affected by the most recent severe weather the Small Business Administration is offiering Disaster Loan Assistance.  Please view the documents and link below to find out more information:

Link:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/   

Documents:

March 3 Severe Weather Fact Sheet

March 18, 2019 Press Release

Down Payment Assistance 

Two sources of down payment assistance are available; both are administered by partner organizations.

Down payment assistance is 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 or a participating lender to learn more about the program.

The Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium (TLC) also administers a down payment assistance program on behalf of the Leon County Housing Services Division. Contact TLC directly to learn more: 850-222-6609 ext.100.

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.

Emergency Repairs

The Emergency Repairs Program assists low-income homeowners living in the unincorporated areas of Leon County. The program provides one-time short-term 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 Emergency Repairs Program is not intended to be a permanent fix. The program provides short-term assistance to buy0time for the homeowner to identify a permanent solution to their housing repair needs. To apply for assistance please fill out the housing services inquiry form.

Housing Services Inquiry

 

Important Documents

Local Housing Assistance Program (LHAP)

2018 SHIP Annual Report

 

 

Contact Matthew G. Wyman II850.606.1900
WymanM@leoncountyfl.gov

 

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
850-606-2400
MinnixG@leoncountyfl.gov
American with Disabilities
Act/Section Liaison
Maggie Theriot
850-606-5011
TheriotM@leoncountyfl.gov
Fair Housing Coordinator

Matthew G. Wyman II
 850-606-1900
 WymanM@leoncountyfl.gov