Vision Statement

Our Vision for the Future

HOPS strives to ensure that the history of Ocala remains relevant for future generations of residents and visitors by preserving the historic nature of those buildings, neighborhoods, and commercial districts built during a critical moment in the city's development (1880s-1940s). By cultivating strong bonds between the educational, cultural, non-profit and business communities through outreach programs, small-grant funding, active engagement on pressing preservation issues, HOPS seeks to encourage good stewardship of Ocala's historic resources through environmentally-responsible, sustainable rehabilitation, renovation, and reuse of those resources.