Applications for the
First-Time Homebuyer Program
will be accepted beginning 7/25/16.
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.
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.
First Time Home Buyer Program
Purchase assistance, to aid with closing cost and down payment, is provided to First Time Home Buyers whose household income is in the low to moderate income range.
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
Community Development and General Services
|Shanda Clark||Executive Assistant|
|Shelly Massey||Community Development Specialist|
|Lorie Ayers||Grants Coordinator|
|Esther Bragg||Accounting Specialist|
|412 W Orange St, Room 201|
|Wauchula , FL 33873|
|Office Phone: (863) 773-6349|
|Fax: (863) 773-5801|
|Hours of Operation:|
|Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|