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About the Housing Finance Authority

Special district's full, legal name: Marion County Housing Finance Authority
Published purpose: To increase the available of essential housing within Marion County.
Fiscal year: Oct. 1 to Sept. 30
Established on July 15, 1980 by the Marion County Board of County Commissioners

Legal background
(Ord. No. 80-5, § VI, 7-15-80)
Sec. 2-100 - Area of operation.

The authority shall have the power and is hereby directed to operate within the territorial boundaries of the county, and within any area outside the territorial boundaries of the county, if the governing body of the county within which such outside area is located so approves, either generally or only for specified qualifying housing developments or only for a specified number of qualifying housing developments.

Charter information: The Housing Finance Authority of Marion County is a separate public body corporate and politic authorized by chapter 159, part IV, F.S.

Creation document: Marion County Code of Ordinances, chapter 2, article IV, division 3, section 2-97.

Conflicts of interest:  Florida Statutes, section 112.313, standards of conduct for public officers, employees of agencies, and local government attorneys.

Statute under which the Housing Finance Authority operates: Section 189.069,  F.S., special districts required reporting of information; web-based public access; set forth requirements for an authority-specific website.

  1. The statute(s) under which the special district operates, if different from the statute or statutes under which the special district was established, F.S. 159.604.

  2. Description of the services provided by the special district.

Contact information:

Keith J. Fair, Executive Director
PO Box 3102, Ocala, FL 34478-3102

  • Ethics policy: adopted by the special district and a hyperlink to generally applicable ethics provisions.

View the State of Florida's code of ethics for public officers and employees

General financial information:
Annual budget
Annual financial report

2019 Housing Finance Authority meetings are held in the Marion County Administration Building, conference room A, 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Jan. 9,  Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11
2019 members:
PH Culver (Chairman), Rebecca Gavidia (Treasurer), Jon Kurtz, Scot Quintel (Secretary), Bryon Zonin