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 Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to provide funding for roof replacements on two homes in the Highland Pines neighborhood.
The new Emergency Roof Repair program offers grants of up to $15,000 for residents in need of roof repairs, with contractors approved and trained by the City of Tampa. Its goal is to make homes safer and prevent families from having to move in today's challenging housing market. Recipients of the grant include Mr. Willie Kelly and Ms. Shirley Wentworth, both of whom live on Star Street.
In addition to roof repairs, Habitat for Humanity and Fifth Third Bank have also launched the Highland Pines Revitalization Project, offering additional services such as landscaping and painting.
“We are always looking for partners who understand the vision of reinvesting in communities of color,” said Mr. Cedric McCray, East Tampa CRA Manager. “As we continue to work our programs, we always encourage creating opportunities to maximize redevelopment efforts and leverage our CRA dollars to create housing sustainability in East Tampa."
For more information on the Emergency Roof Repair Program, contact Vanassa Ross at 813-242-3808, or for more information on the Highland Pines Revitalization Project, contact Richard Rogers at 813-992-4132.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Belix “Be” Parks
CRA Communications & Project Coordinator, Community Redevelopment Agency
p: 813-274-8380 / e: Be.Parks@tampagov.net