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City of Tampa celebrates home closing of first “Welcome Home Tampa” basket recipient

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 Housing programs in the home buying process and include useful household items such as City services literature, a water conservation kit, and face masks. 

“The City and our community partners offer a wide variety of Housing programs and services like financial support, education, advisement, and more. Our goal is to provide residents with the critical tools and resources to ensure that homeownership is not only just an attainable dream, but an absolute reality,” said Kayon Henderson, City of Tampa Interim Manager of Housing

Ms. Tamara Virgil, a 30-year old single mom, completed her homebuyer education class via City partner Solita’s House in August 2018. She recently utilized the Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership (DARE) program, in which she received $30,000.00 of gap funding (approximately 17% of the purchase price).

WHAT: City of Tampa Housing Department celebrates the first “Welcome Home Tampa” gift basket recipient’s closing on a new home. First-time homebuyer Ms. Tamara Virgil utilized the City’s Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership (DARE) program to purchase a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home.

WHEN: Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:30pm

WHERE: Solita’s House (3101 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605)

Learn more about the City of Tampa’s Housing programs here. Learn more about Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership (DARE) program here.