Community Development

  1. Home Buyers Assistance
  2. Home Owner Repairs/Taxes
  3. Human Services  (Rent & Electric)

Homebuyer Assistance Program Funding Update

August 31st, 2018

Nearly all of Pasco County’s Homebuyer Assistance Program funds for ALL INCOME LEVELS have been encumbered. Complete, accurate, and eligible reservations currently under review will be processed accordingly (this is only available for “very low” (under 50% AMI) and “Low” income (under 80% AMI) households. We will continue to accept reservations, with the signed contract attached, until 5:00pm on Friday, September 7th, 2018.

What We Do

The mission of the Community Development Department is to improve the living and housing conditions of very low, low, and moderate income persons through the fair, ethical, and honest administration of Federal and State grant funds.

We do this through the administration of the County's neighborhood revitalization, housing and homeless programs utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds. The Department also is the principal government agency for Pasco County for Homeless Programs and administers the Housing Finance Authority.

Annually, we receive approximately $8 million dollars to assist the very low to moderate income citizens of Pasco County. Some of our activities include:

  • Neighborhood Redevelopment 
  • Homebuyer Programs 
  • Homeowner Rehabilitation 
  • Not-for-profit Agency Housing Development 
  • Homelessness Prevention and Assistance 
  • Funding Public Services