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The City of Tampa is now accepting applications from residents to serve on a non-partisan board that will advise the Mayor and other officials on how to best implement development projects. In 2023…

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Mayor Jane Castor today announced the coming departure of our Administrator of Development and Economic Opportunity, Nicole Travis. Travis, who has been in the leadership role since January 2022,…

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A snapshot of Tampa's evolving and growing economy is now available at the click of a button. The City of Tampa has launched its first interactive online tool where stakeholders can view the general…

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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.…

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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…

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The City of Tampa is excited to welcome Javier Marin as its new Director of Economic Opportunity.  Serving within the Development and Economic Opportunity portfolio, led by Administrator Nicole…

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Tampa Police Detectives are working to identify the female in this video. On March 18, two Blue-fronted Amazon parrots, Tito (15 years old) and Mama (20 years old), were stolen from the porch of a…

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HOPE COTTAGES UNVEILED   Tampa Hope is enhancing its sheltering services for people experiencing homelessness with the addition of 100 new, freestanding structures known as Hope Cottages™. Over the…

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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…

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CELEBRATE THE FUTURE OF ROME YARD TAMPA, Fla. (March 13, 2023) --  To embrace the brewing excitement surrounding West Tampa's transformational Rome Yard project, community members are invited 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…

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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…

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CITY OF TAMPA LAUNCHES TREE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN Reaching Homeowners,Tree-Trimming Business on Tree Removal, Trimming   In an effort to protect its valuable tree canopy, the City of Tampa is…

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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…

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Ybor City CRA Says “YES!” to National Firm for Enhanced Environmental Cleaning Services The Ybor City Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is excited to announce the launch of the refreshed Ybor YES!…

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Community members, Mayor Jane Castor, and the CRA board will take the next big step in the beautification and restoration of historic Ybor City with the unveiling of the East 7th Avenue Monument.…

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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…

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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…

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Community Members Invited to Share Input on West Tampa CRA Parking Study The West Tampa CRA includes the area roughly between the Hillsborough River, and Armenia Avenue, Columbus Drive, and Kennedy…

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Watch Video Always on the lookout for opportunities to improve its community-centric services, the City of Tampa's Construction Services division is excited to now offer virtual inspections for…

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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…

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Committed to continuously improving its efficiency and delivering unmatched city services, the City of Tampa’s Development and Growth Management Construction Services division has formed the…

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HOMEOWNERSHIP EVENT TO HELP HOME BUYERS NAVIGATE THE PROCESS Amid an historically tight housing market, the City of Tampa is tackling the affordable housing crisis from every angle, including an…

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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…

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CITY AND DEVELOPERS JOIN FORCES TO INCREASE TAMPA'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING Mayor Jane Castor's goal of facilitating the creation of 10,000 affordable homes by 2027 is making headway with the first of…