Housing and Community Development

Housing Team

Housing Team

HCD with Mayor Jane Castor

HCD with Mayor Jane Castor

HCD Mini Group Picture

HCD Mini Group Picture

Housing Team

Housing Team

Housing Team

Housing Team

HCD with Mayor Jane Castor

HCD with Mayor Jane Castor

HOUSING HIGHLIGHTS

Emergency Utilities Assistance Program (EUAP)

City of Tampa Emergency Utilities Assistance Program: Renters who have been impacted by COVID-19 may apply for relief on both current and past-due charges on City of Tampa utilities (Water, Wastewater & Solid Waste services). 

Emergency Utilities Assistance Program Information

Emergency Utilities Assistance Program Flyer

Rapid Response Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa received federal funding to administer the Rapid Response Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).  The program’s goal is to assist residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and are unable to pay rent and utilities.

East Tampa CRA Down Payment Assistance Program

The East Tampa CRA offers down payment assistance forgivable loans to eligible homebuyers who would like to purchase a home within the East Tampa CRA footprint/boundary.

Down Payment Assistance Flyer

Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership Program

The City of Tampa offers down payment assistance loans to income eligible home buyers of property within the City limits of Tampa. The forgivable loan is in second position behind primary financing from a mortgage lender and is typically known as a “silent second” because of the 0% interest rate and $0 monthly payment.

Dare to Own the Dream Flyer

Mayor's Infill Affordable Housing Initiative - Phase II Information and Timeline

In an effort to provide sustainable, affordable housing inventory, the City has awarded 14 residential, single-family lots and will provide a $1.1 million of revolving loan funds at 0% interest to build new, affordable homes on existing vacant, city owned lots. Click here for more information.

Mayor's Infill Affordable Housing Initiative - Phase II Information and Timeline

In an effort to provide sustainable, affordable housing inventory, the City has awarded 14 residential, single-family lots and will provide a $1.1 million of revolving loan funds at 0% interest to build new, affordable homes on existing vacant, city owned lots. Click here for more information.

Building Tampa's Equitable Tomorrow

Mayor Castor and the City of Tampa have made the development of Workforce and Affordable Housing a strategic priority of the Mayor’s ‘Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow’ vision. The details of that strategy can be found here:  https://www.tampagov.net/t3/housing-affordability
There are many continuing and new opportunities to invest in our community’s future and to be part of Tampa’s tomorrow. We want to ensure that all partners and stakeholders can align their efforts with the City’s housing affordability strategy.

Watch the Video Now to learn more about:

  • The City’s Housing Affordability Strategy and Recommendations 
  • The City’s Community Land Trust (CLT) – coming soon!
  • Workforce and Affordable Housing projects on the horizon
  • New policies and partnership opportunities
  • Longer-term strategies, including use of Opportunity Zones 

Improving Lives and Communities Across Tampa

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) plays a lead role in the development of housing and citizen support programs to serve the city's low and moderate income households, homeless, and disabled populations. HCD maintains and expands housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons and families in the city by:

  • Preserving the city's housing stock through rehabilitation and repair assistance programs.
  • Expanding the supply of affordable housing for lower income renters and owners, including first-time home buyers.
  • Serving the needs of the homeless community and partnering with homeless service providers.
  • Providing impartial, unbiased investigation services for discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation to any person who believes they have been discriminated against.
  • Providing outreach activities by offering employment, housing and public accommodations seminars / workshops to keep the public informed about their civil rights.
  • Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership Event Video - June 2019