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Housing Services

Jelani Marks Jelani Marks, 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 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

Emergency Roof Tarps

The Leon County Division of Housing Services has a limited supply of free emergency roof tarps available for Leon County residents with roof damage. Tarps can be picked up at the Office of Human Services & Community Partnerships (615 Paul Russell Rd.) during regular business hours, or Housing Services staff can deliver them upon request.

Interested Leon County residents should contact the Division of Housing Services in advance to check availability and arrange to pick up or receive a tarp. Tarp installation is not included. Please call (850) 606-1900 for additional information.


MOBILE HOME EMERGENCY REPAIRS

The Mobile Home Emergency Repair Program primarily assists low-income Leon County mobile homeowner-occupants that need repairs related to immediate health hazards and/or to eliminate a developing threat to the dwelling or its infrastructure that needs to be mitigated immediately. Typically, projects are funded as grant assistance. However, more costly repairs may require a deferred payment, forgivable, noninterest-bearing loan.

Emergency Home Repairs most often include damaged/leaking roof, damaged windows causing exposure to the elements, electrical, plumbing, or septic problems that could cause damage to the home or to remediate an immediate health hazard to the occupants.

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday December 6, 2023, at 10 a.m., and will be accepted until sufficient applications have been received to expend available funding. Based on program guidelines, applications will be reviewed, and eligible projects may begin thereafter.

IF YOUR HOME IS A MOBILE HOME, PLEASE CLICK THE PROGRAM TITLE TO APPLY FOR MOBILE HOME EMERGENCY REPAIR.

Please Note: Applications will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Housing Services staff support will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled in advance beginning November 30th. If you need assistance with completing an application or uploading documents, please schedule an appointment with staff here. You may also contact the Division of Housing Services at (850) 606-1900 or visit https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/HousingServicesApplicationAssistance@leoncountyfl.gov/bookings/ to schedule an appointment.


HOME REHABILITATION/EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR PROGRAM
(Non-Mobile Home)

Funds will be awarded to eligible homeowners living in the unincorporated areas of Leon County in need of rehabilitation of their home related to a dire situation that needs to be mitigated immediately via a short term and/or permanent repair most typically funded by a deferred payment, forgivable, noninterest-bearing loan although grants for minimal, temporary repairs may be provided.

Emergency Home Repairs most often include damaged/leaking roof, damaged windows causing exposure to the elements, electrical, plumbing, or septic problems that could cause damage to the home or to remediate an immediate health hazard to the occupants.

If you live inside City limits (Tax Code 1) please contact the City of Tallahassee for emergency repairs on non-Mobile Home dwellings.

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10 a.m., and will be accepted until sufficient applications have been received to expend available funding. Based on program guidelines, applications will be reviewed, and eligible projects may begin thereafter.

Applications for the comprehensive Home Rehabilitation & Home Replacement programs will be accepted starting on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, ONLY from applicants that have attended a workshop.

IF YOUR HOME IS NOT A MOBILE HOME, PLEASE CLICK THE PROGRAM TITLE TO APPLY FOR HOME EMERGENCY REPAIR.

Please Note: Applications will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Housing Services staff support will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled in advance beginning November 30th. If you need assistance with completing an application or uploading documents, please schedule an appointment with staff here. You may also contact the Division of Housing Services at (850) 606-1900 or visit https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/HousingServicesApplicationAssistance@leoncountyfl.gov/bookings/ to schedule an appointment.


HOMEOWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (HOD)
DEVELOPERS ONLY

The Homeownership Development (HOD) Program is one of the Division of Housing Services' strategies to grow the inventory of affordable housing in Leon County. The HOD Program is designed to provide funding to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations for the development of homes for low-income first-time homebuyers.

Before applying please view the presentation for updated for program overview and program information.

IF YOU ARE A DEVELOPER THAT WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CLICK THE PROGRAM TITLE TO APPLY FOR THE HOMEOWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (HOD).