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Updated: 06/21/2022 - 04:56 pm
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…
Updated: 06/21/2022 - 10:41 am
Thank you for your interest in the City of Tampa Rental & Move-In Assistance Program (RMAP). RMAP has reached the maximum amount of applications, and is currently closed and not accepting applications at this time.  The City of…
Updated: 05/26/2022 - 08:59 am
  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…
Updated: 04/04/2022 - 10:43 am
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…
Updated: 03/22/2022 - 01:50 pm
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…
Updated: 01/31/2022 - 03:04 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…