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Updated: 01/14/2022 - 09:33 am
The City of Tampa announced another step in its march to provide more affordable housing across all communities.   A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released for a seven acre property located at the northeast corner of 47th and Schipman Court in…
Updated: 01/13/2022 - 09:49 am
The City of Tampa has been awarded nearly $2 million to put toward one of its affordable housing programs.  On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will distribute more than $100…
Updated: 12/13/2021 - 03:56 pm
Catholic Charities officially opens permanent “Tampa Hope” on Monday  Catholic Charities, in partnership with the City of Tampa, is opening a new homeless resource program called Tampa Hope, providing safe, secure, and permanent shelter for…
Updated: 12/01/2021 - 02:20 pm
  Kayon Henderson, Manager of Housing and Community Development  The City of Tampa has appointed Kayon Henderson as Manager of Housing and Community Development.  Her promotion follows a series of accomplishments and dedicated service, which over…
Updated: 10/05/2021 - 10:13 am
Now through December 2021, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County staff will be available to provide residents with one-on-one application assistance for critical rental and utilities relief. City of Tampa and Hillsborough County have received…
Updated: 03/17/2021 - 02:07 pm
Tampa achieved a 45% increase in construction value despite the global pandemic The City of Tampa has concluded its extensive process to identify a developer to lead transformative and inclusive development in the West Tampa community. During a…
Updated: 12/21/2020 - 11:52 am
The City of Tampa will celebrate first-time homebuyer Tamara Virgil, the first recipient of the Housing Department’s new “Welcome Home Tampa” gift basket program. The welcome baskets are given to residents who utilize one of the City of Tampa’s…
Updated: 12/01/2020 - 08:02 am
The City of Tampa has launched a Rental Rehabilitation Program to provide expedited access to financial capital to landlords, ensuring that property maintenance is sustained and that tenants have appropriate living conditions. The increase in…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
Today, Mayor Jane Castor revealed key recommendations from her Housing Affordability Advisory Team that support her vision for Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow. The team is made up of subject matter experts tasked with identifying how the City of Tampa…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:06 am
The City of Tampa has issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) from qualified persons or entities for the development of approximately 18-acres of City-owned land in the West Tampa Community Redevelopment Area. The property, known as the Rome Yard, is…
Updated: 10/28/2020 - 06:52 am
The City of Tampa received four (4) Planning & Design Awards, presented at the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission’s 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards virtual event. The awards program is a well-respected tradition that…
Updated: 10/21/2020 - 06:16 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Jena Hudson, Harry Cohen, and Tom DiFioreWHAT: Facebook Live update on eviction and the rights of…
Updated: 09/18/2020 - 09:37 am
Today, Tampa City Council approved the City of Tampa to purchase a privately-owned downtown lot in order to build additional affordable housing units. The City of Tampa is moving forward with the purchase of a .66-acre parcel at 1312 Tampa St, for $…
Updated: 08/28/2020 - 07:56 am
Through the Community Development Block Grant program, the City of Tampa was proud to award Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, Inc.) a grant of $585,687 to support their mission of providing children…
Updated: 03/10/2020 - 10:44 am
The City of Tampa is proud to host its 3rd Community Resource Fair.  The Community Resource Fair will bring together a large array of resources in one place to help citizens learn how to rent or buy a home, receive healthcare screenings, register…