This month ECOH visited the City of Pensacola Housing Department. Marcy Whitaker, the department head, was kind enough to show us around the facility, telling us about the great work they do. In addition to the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program, that provides rental assistance for low income families in the private rental market, the group has a variety of different programs which offers help to the community. Programs like the Housing Rehabilitation Program, assists homeowners within the city limits repair their homes and bring them up to housing quality standards; the First Time Homebuyers Program provides down-payment and closing cost assistance of up to $10,000 in the form of a forgivable loan to those who qualify. For information on programs mentioned above and more you can visit www.cityofpensacola.com.