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The City of Cocoa's DRAFT 5-year Consolidated Plan is now available to review.  We are now accepting public comments and feedback ON THE PLAN (please make sure to read the plan) through July 12, 2022.   Help us by completing the community survey.

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 of Cocoa's DRAFT 5-year Consolidated Plan is now available to review.  We are now accepting public comments and feedback ON THE PLAN (please make sure to read the plan) through July 12, 2022.  We want to hear from our residents on programs and services that can help improve the quality of like for Cocoa's income-eligible residents and help revitalize neighborhoods.  Please provide your feedback on the plan now through July 12, 2022.

Open for Public Comment from June 9, 2022- July 12, 2022.  

Agencies, groups and individuals are invited and encouraged to share their ideas and comments with City Staff.   Please address any written comments to: City of Cocoa Housing & Neighborhood Services Division, Ibis Berardi, Housing Program Manager, 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922, or via email at iberardi@cocoafl.gov. 

Prior Plans-


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


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.