Community Development

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.


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
Fax (863)773-5801

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Online Documents

File Name:
Civil Rights Posting.pdf
Comp. Assessment for Tracking Community Health.pdf
Contractor Application.pdf
First Time Home Buyer Preliminary Application.pdf
Hardest Hit Help Fund.pdf
Housing Counseling - Budget & Credit.pdf
Housing Policy & Procedure Manual.pdf
Local Housing Assistance Plan.pdf
Rehabilitation Application.pdf
Subordination Policy.pdf
Supplemental Funding Public Notice Hardee (2).pdf

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