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In an effort to combat the affordable housing crisis for our aging populations, the Tampa City Council approved $750,000 to help fund the construction of an 88-unit affordable housing complex called Madison Highlands II.The funds were made possible…
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TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2024) --  One hundred and seventy-five years after Tampa's incorporation, the city is undergoing the biggest infrastructure overhaul in its history. From massive stormwater improvement…
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As housing affordability remains a top issue for residents and those hoping to move to the area, the City of Tampa is taking major steps to address long-term housing development and preservation. With historic levels of investment from the City of…
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As part of its relentless efforts to address the affordable housing crisis in new ways, the City of Tampa is excited to see one of its newest private partners begin construction of a transformational mixed-income development along one of the city's…
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Six years after it launched its project to bring affordable homes to our community, the City of Tampa will unveil the third phase of its Infill Housing Program. Eighteen lots will be awarded during Phase III, including some for multi-family housing…
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Developers interested in joining the effort to create more affordable housing in Tampa now have another tool at their disposal.

The City of Tampa has launched an interactive map where users can view city-owned lots available for…
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Three Tampa natives, who have been friends since high school, are answering Mayor Jane Castor's call for local developers to help address the city's affordable housing crisis.

With the demand for affordable housing options at an all time…
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From launching a new homeless shelter, to helping a woman who is losing her eyesight develop the life skills she needs to remain living in her home independently, Tampa's residents have benefited in countless ways from federal grant programs, such…
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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…
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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…
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Mayor Jane Castor is joined by City Council Chairman Orlando Gudes (left) and Darrick Fullwood (right), owner of AAA Restoration and Builders, LLC.   Local developers awarded city-owned lots to build affordable housing are breaking ground and…
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Watch the introductory video to the Tampa Office of Human Rights. 
At a time when securing and facilitating the creation of affordable housing options in the City of Tampa is of utmost importance, Mayor Jane Castor has joined the nationwide…
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Starting today (June 21, 2022), the City of Tampa is launching a Housing Information Line, connecting people with housing resources, including avenues to avoid eviction, support in navigating landlord/tenant…
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The City of Tampa's Housing & Community Development division is honored to be recognized by state housing leaders for its relentless efforts to help families become homeowners amid the housing crisis.  The Florida Housing Coalition named the…
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HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES RECEIVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE, MORE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY After processing hundreds of applications and contacting thousands of individuals on the waitlist, the City of Tampa is excited to enter a…
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With housing affordability, a central goal of the Jane Castor administration and City Council, the City of Tampa is creating a new team dedicated to helping individuals connect with critical housing services and resources. The City is launching a…
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East Tampa CRA Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Provide Funding for Roof Replacements in Highland Pines Neighborhood   In an ongoing effort to uplift its neighborhoods and help homeowners remain in their homes, the East Tampa Community…
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More people who are either homeless, or on the verge of homelessness, can receive rental assistance from the City of Tampa.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program was created to…
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On the heels of last week's Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of people experiencing homelessness, the City of Tampa's Homeless Outreach Team is excited to share an update since its formation in 2021.  To provide a holistic approach to the affordable…
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The City initiated the Rental and Move In Assistance Program (RMAP) in March 2022 to assist residents with housing stability because of increased rents.  With a 2022-2023 budget of $6 million, the RMAP program has assisted close…
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WHO: Mayor Jane Castor will provide an update on the Rental and Move-In Assistance Program and announce the reopening of the application portal. 
DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
TIME: 10:…
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  WHO: City of Tampa Community Engagement and Partnerships Department, Housing and Community Development Division, Office of Human Rights, and more 
WHAT: The City of Tampa will host a “pop-up” community…
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Cheryl Hodges Cummings, a DARE recipient, closed on her first home in December 2021.
She also received assistance through the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area fund. With housing affordability at the forefront of Mayor Jane Castor's…
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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…
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  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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 $…
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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…
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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…