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Housing & Neighborhood Services
The City of Cocoa's Final P 22-27 Consolidated Plan and PY22-23 Action Plan is now available on the link below.
What is the 5-year consolidated plan? The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions.
The Housing and Neighborhood Services Division administers federal and state funded community development and housing programs whose common goal is to improve the quality of life for Cocoa's income-eligible residents and revitalizing neighborhoods. Programs include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program.
The City also receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funding. The SHIP Local Housing Assistance Plan and SHIP Annual Report is available online.
Rental & Mortgage Assistance Available
The City of Cocoa is using CDBG CARES Act funding to support Cocoa citizens with rental and mortgage assistance through local community agencies.
Interested parties MUST reside in Cocoa's city limits. If you are in need of assistance please contact Donna at the Salvation Army at (321) 632-6060 ext 13 or call the Central Brevard Sharing Center at (321) 631-0306 ext 2.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is offering relief through the Florida Homeowner Assistance Fund for mortgage payments and other homeowner expenses. Register at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website to start the process and determine your eligibility.
- Homebuyer down payment assistance
- Housing repair assistance
- Demolition and reconstruction
- New housing construction
- Neighborhood park or public facility improvements
- Funding assistance to a variety of non-profit agencies
Homebuyer Down Payment Program
Call Community Housing Initiative (CHI) at (321) 253-0053 for more information.
Housing Repair Program
Currently, due to there limited funds available, the rehab waitlist has been closed. There is a 5+ year wait for housing repair assistance. Eligible repairs include re-roofs, plumbing, electrical and any other code issues. Please refer to our Housing Policy and Procedures.
City of Cocoa Equal Housing Opportunity
The City of Cocoa's Fair Housing Ordinance, the Florida Fair Housing Act, and the Federal Fair Housing Act make it illegal for anyone to refuse to rent, sell, or make a housing loan to you because of the following factors: race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.