Housing Programs

Housing Programs


We administer local, state and federally funded grants to preserve and expand the availability of safe, sanitary and affordable housing in the County. In addition to providing financial assistance through grants and interest free, deferred payment loans, we also develop Affordable Housing Incentives to encourage single and multi-family affordable housing developments.
View the SHIP brochure for available programs.
2017-2020_Alachua_County_LHAP.pdf2017-2020 Alachua County SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan (pdf) - effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
Assessment of Fair Housing

​Alachua County, City of Gainesville (City), the Gainesville Housing Autority, and the Alachua County Housing Authority have collaborated to work through the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirement under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.  The AFH is required of all communities and states that receive federal funding, as well as all public housing authorities.  Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 5.154, the AFH includes an analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals specific to the Alachua County region.  Fair housing issues include segregation, racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty and disparities in access to opportunity for protected classes, and disproportionate housing needs for any protected class within the region.

Part of the HUD requirements includes a 45-day public comment period on the Draft AFH, including the strategies and goals.  A copy of the Draft AFH will be available for public inspection and comment for 45 days beginning now and ending November 30, 2017.  Copies of the Draft AFH will be available, during regular business hours, at the following locations:

  • Alachua County Community Support Services, 218 SE 24th Street;
  • Housing & Community Development Office, 306 NE 6th Ave, The Thomas Center, Bldg B, Rm 245;
  • Clerk of the City Commission Office; 200 East University Ave, City Hall;
  • Downtown Library, 401 East University Ave;
  • Cone Park Library, 2801 East University Ave;
  • Library Partnership, 1103 NE 16th Ave;
  • Gainesville Housing Authority Office, 1900 SE 4th St;
  • Alachua County Housing Authority Office, 703 NE 1st St

Click for Joint AFH for Public Display.pdfJoint AFH for Public Display.pdf.

For more information, or to submit written comments, please contact John Wachtel by email at wachteljs@cityofgainesville.org, or by phone at 352-393-8565.

  • Stephen Weeks
  • Housing Programs Manager
  • 218 SE 24 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-337-6284
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Satori Days
  • Housing Program Specialist
  • Phone: 352-337-6284
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Susan Meadows
  • Housing Program Coordinator
  • Phone: 352-337-6283
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

  • Fair Housing

    ​(800) 440-8091

    If you have questions about Fair Housing call the number above or use the Florida Relay Service Voice (statewide) by dialing 711

          View the Fair​ Housing poster                           

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)


    1-800-669-6820 (TTY)


    If you have questions about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) call the number above

  • Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

    (800)669-9777 TTY (800)927-9275

    If you have questions about Section 504 of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) call the numbers above

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