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Housing Services

Matthew Wyman Matthew G. Wyman II, Housing Services Manager

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

The Division's major programs are income driven and include owner-occupied rehabilitation, home buyer counseling, down-payment assistance, and emergency home repairs.  Application information for our programs can be found below.  Most of our programs are funded through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program as well as the Housing Finance Authority of Leon County.  Please see the "Documents and Reports" page of this site (menu to the right) to review program policy, eligibility information as well as the most recent SHIP Annual Report available for public comment.

Contact Matthew G. Wyman II Housing Services Manager 850.606.1900 HSCP-HousingServices@leoncountyfl.gov

Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships 615 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301
PHONE: 850.606.1900 FAX: 850-606-1901

 


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. 

If you are experiencing homelessness and are not yet connected with a Case Manager associated with CESC, Inc./Kearney Center, Big Bend Homeless Coalition, CCYS, Ability 1st, Refuge House or Catholic Charities.  You may contact the Big Bend Continuum of Care 850-792-5015 to be referred to an agency above that will best meet your immediate needs.


HOUSING SERVICES FUNDING NOTIFICATION LIST

A sufficient number of applications have been received to expend available funding for down payment assistance and all home rehabilitation programs (Emergency Repair, Mobile Home Repair, Home Rehabiliation & Replacement) and as such receipt of new applications has been suspended. At this time, we expect to reopen the application portal in late Summer. It is anticipated that information will be posted on our website (www.leoncountyfl.gov/housing) at least 30 days prior to the reopening of the application portal.

If you would like to be notified when funding for our various owner occupied home rehabilitation programs becomes available, please follow the link below to provide us your contact information as well as details on the needs of your home. In turn, we will provide you details on how and when to apply for our programs when more details are available.

FUNDING NOTIFICATION REGISTRATION

NOTE: If you live inside City limits (Tax Code 1) please contact the City of Tallahassee for emergency repairs on non-Mobile Home dwellings. Mobile Home owners must also own the property on which the home rests.


DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

The Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium (TLC) administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership funded down payment assistance on behalf of the Leon County Division of Housing Services. Applicants interested in purchasing a property in unincorporated Leon County (Tax Code-2; Outside City Limits) are required to complete an application prior to a loan reservation being accepted by TLC.  Currently, funding for this program is not available.


ADDITIONAL DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Please contact the Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium at 850-222-6609 if you need assistance completing the application for the City of Tallahassee’s (properties inside City limits Tax Code-1) down payment assistance program which is also administered by TLC.

Additional down payment assistance funding may be available through a partnership between the Leon County Housing Finance Authority (Leon HFA) and the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority.  Contact the Escambia HFA at a participating lender to learn more about the program.

Down payment assistance may also be available through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.  Click HERE to find out more about their programs.

Down payment assistance may also be available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Click HERE to find out more about their programs.


 Questions, requests for additional information or reasonable accommodation should be directed to Division of Housing Services staff.  Contact information can be found at the top of this page.

Las preguntas, solicitudes de información adicional o adaptaciones razonables deben dirigirse al personal de la División de Servicios de Vivienda. La información de contacto se puede encontrar en la parte superior de esta página.
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