Community Development




We are currently out of funding for the

First-Time Homebuyer Program.

Please check back in July 2015.



Mission Statement


   Community Development's mission is to provide an integrated system of resources, services and opportunities to help people improve their lives, the lives of others, neighborhoods and the total community.


Departmental Services


   The Office of Community Development (OCD) Offers Continuous Dedication to our community through coordinating, monitoring, and maintaining a centralized database of all grants and grant projects for the County. OCD also assists the Departments and Grant Consultants in the acquisition, implementation, and administration of grant programs. Housing assistance programs are offered to the citizens of Hardee County.

* Eligibility requirements apply to the programs offered.


Housing Repair Program


This program helps low-income households with repairs to their home. The house must be owner-occupied and be the primary residence. It must be free of delinquent taxes, liens and/or judgments. Mobile homes do not qualify.


Fair Housing


Fair Housing

Federal Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property.


Click the link below for Fair Housing Information
* Fair Housing - Equal Housing Opportunity


Contact Information


Community Development and General Services
412 W Orange St, Room 201
Wauchula , FL 33873


Janet Gilliard Director
Esther Bragg Executive Assistant
Community Development Specialist
Lorie Ayers

Grants Coordinator

Diane Moore

Accounting Specialist


Office Phone:  (863) 773-6349

Fax: (863) 773-5801

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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