Housing & Neighborhood Services

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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's Annual Action Plan is available online.

Approved CDBG Home Annual Action Plan FY 2021-2022
If you would like a copy of the Brevard County Consolidated Plan 2016-2020, please call Ibis Berardi at (321) 433-8520.

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.

Rental and Mortgage Assistance for Cocoa residents. contact Salvation Army or Central Brevard Sharin




Program Inclusions


  • 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 
View Available Housing Assistance Programs.

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.