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Housing Services

Due to COVID-19, services and or programs may have changed. Click here to view the latest service changes.

 

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.


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.


MOBILE HOME EMERGENCY REPAIRS

The Mobile Home Emergency Repair Program primarily assists low-income Leon County (including inside City of Tallahassee limits) 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 roofing that is leaking, 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 until at least October 1, 2021 or until sufficient applications have been received to expend available funding. 

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

Please contact the Division of Housing Services (850-606-1900) if you need assistance completing the application.


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 roofing that is leaking, 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 until at least October 6, 2021 or until sufficient applications have been received to expend available funding. 

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

Please contact the Division of Housing Services (850-606-1900) if you need assistance completing the application.


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 are required to complete an application (click the Down Payment Assistance program title link) prior to a loan reservation being accepted by TLC. 

Applications will be accepted until sufficient applications have been received to expend available funding.  

PLEASE CLICK THE PROGRAM TITLE TO APPLY FOR DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

Please contact the Tallahassee Lender’s Consortium at 850-222-6609 (Jose Barreiros x109) if you need assistance completing the application.


ADDITIONAL DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

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.


OWNER-OCCUPIED HOME 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.


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

 

Contact Matthew G. Wyman II Housing Services Manager 850.606.1900 WymanM@leoncountyfl.gov

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