Public Housing

The Ocala Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fair Housing Agency

 The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) owns and operates 186 Public Housing units within the city limits,   providing subsidized housing to eligible families. Our Public Housing Communities consist of Deer Run -seventy-six (76) units, Pavilion Oaks – forty (40) units, Pine Gardens – twenty (20) units and Shady Hollow – fifty (50) units.  The occupancy team works closely with our maintenance team to turn units around quickly to provide housing to another eligible family off our waiting list.  Together the teams provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for our residents.

Our goal is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing.  The public housing staff thoroughly screens prospective residents and strictly enforces our One Strike Policy to ensure that our families are living in safe communities.   Our maintenance staff ensures decent housing by maintaining units through work orders and preventative maintenance.   Staff monitors housekeeping to ensure that our residents are maintaining the homes to meet the Ocala Housing Authority’s sanitary standards.

Not only does the Ocala Housing Authority providing housing to our residents but also the opportunity for self sufficiency through our Resident Services Department.  The two departments work closely together to provide our families with the resources and tools needed to become self sufficient.

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All Public Housing communities are on the bus route and are conveniently located near schools, churches and shopping.

 Deer Run – 2804 NE 4th Court

This is a picture of Deer Run--a public housing community. Deer Run

Deer Run is located in NE Ocala.  There are two playgrounds on the Deer Run property.

10 – efficiency units/one bath units

15 – one-bedroom/one bath units

18 – two-bedroom/one bath units

23 – three-bedroom/two baths units

10 – four-bedroom/two baths units

Elementary – Oakcrest Elementary

Middle School – Howard Middle School

High School – Vanguard High school


Pavilion Oaks – 2203 NW 1 Avenue

This is a picture of Pavilion Oaks--public housing community. Pavilion Oaks

Pavilion Oaks is located in NW Ocala also has one playground on the property.

11 – one bedroom/one bath units

16 – two bedroom/one bath units

11 – three bedroom/two bath units

2 –  four bedroom/2 bath townhouses

Elementary – Oakcrest Elementary

Middle School – Howard Middle School

High School – Vanguard High School

Shady Hollow – 802 SW 19th Avenue Road

This is a picture of Shady Hollow--a public housing community. Shady Hollow

Shady Hollow is located in Southwest Ocala. These two and three-bedroom, detached apartments have washer/dryer hook-ups
and a private patio.

20 – one-bedroom/one bath units

20 – two-bedroom/one bath units

10 – three-bedroom/one bath units

Elementary – Saddlewood Elementary

Middle School – Liberty Middle School

High School – Westport High School

Pine Gardens – 515 SW 2 Avenue

This is a picture of Pine Gardens--a public housing community. Pine Gardens

Pine Gardens is a two-story apartment complex located in downtown Ocala.  Pine Gardens has elevator access to the second story level, and it has a community barbeque pit.

15 – efficiency/one bath units

  5 – one-bedroom/one bath units.




Name Title Ext Direct #
Janell Diaz Housing Programs Director: se habla espanol 226 (352)620-3378
Michelle Jennings Property Manager 225 (352) 620-3666
Chelsea Redd PH Counselor II 228 (352)620-3404
Kimala Beechum PH Counselor I 224 (352) 620-3366
Scott Ellis Facilities Supervisor
Lorenzo Johnson Property Maintenance Technician II
Isaiah “Ike” Norman Property Maintenance Technician I
Willie McCombs Property Maintenance Technician I
Solomon Johnson Maintenance Apprentice
Chrystal Melvin Property Maintenance Apprentice


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