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.

PY22-27 Consolidated Plan and PY22-23 Action Plan

Cocoa Citizen Participation Plan - Updated 8/2022

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.

Prior Plans-

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

Annually, the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division, on behalf of the City of Cocoa, is required to prepare and submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  

This report can be viewed during normal business hours at:

City of Cocoa, 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922

Action Plan

The One-Year Action Plan, updated annually, is a component of the Consolidated Plan used to reflect any changes previously reported.  Additionally, the plan includes allocations, program projections and budget for the upcoming year.  

The Action Plans are available for viewing above or in person at the City of Cocoa, Housing and Neighborhood Services Division.

Fair Housing

Assessment of Fair Housing and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Report 2023 AFH

Brevard County Consortium AFH 2023

Citizen Participation Plan AFH 2023

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) 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.

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

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. 

Helping Homeowners in need. Relief is here for homeowners impacted by the pandemic.

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 

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.