Housing Choice Voucher

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

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program (HCV) subsidizes low-income families rental obligations, which allows the family to rent homes outside of traditional Public Housing. Families will pay 30% – 40% of their adjusted gross income directly to the landlord. The Ocala Housing Authority (OHA) serves the entire Marion County area. The participating family decides the type and location of the unit they which to rent. The subsidized portion of the rent is based on the fair market guidelines.

The waiting list opens periodically due to the popularity of the program, and the limited numbers of vouchers available. Waiting list applications are accepted only when the list is open. The existing list must be exhausted before the list is open. Advertisement is placed in the local newspaper and mailed to local social service agencies and churches, inviting those who believe they are eligible to apply. A notice will also be place on this web site.

In addition to the HCV program, OHA also administers Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), which is rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affair at its medical centers and in the community.

Landlord Listings
If you are a landlord and would like to make your affordable rental unit available to Housing Choice Voucher participants, you can list it for free at GoSection8.com, FloridaHousingSearch.org, and HousingApartments.org.

Find Affordable Housing
If you are a participant of the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program and are looking for affordable rental housing please visit GoSection8.com, FloridaHousingSearch.org, and HousingApartments.org.


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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

A federal law that went into effect in 2006 protects individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The name of the law is the Violence Against Women Act, or “VAWA.” The following notices explain your obligation under VAWA.

VAWA Information for Landlords

VAWA Information for Tenants/Applicants



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Direct #

Octavia Jenkins HCV Manager 226 (352) 620-3378
Luis Garcia Inspector Coordinator (se habla español): Caseload: N-Z 240 (352) 620-3665
Marcus Kiner Senior Inspector: Caseload: A-M 232 (352) 620-3452
Chiquita Harmon P/T Administrative Assistant 227 (352) 620-3390
Susan Grigler HCV Counselor II: Caseload: G-L, N-Q, FUP, Blitchton Station 238 (352) 369-2331
Rosa Ortiz HCV Counselor II (se habla español): Caseload: R-Z, Laurel Park 229 (352) 620-3406









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