Program And Property Services

Over this past year, the Tampa Housing Authority provided support services to our tenants such as assistance with employment, vocational training, outreach activities, credit/budgeting classes, homeownership opportunities, and life skills. Below is a summary of services:

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Community and Supportive Services (CSS) Case Management Program
The Community and Supportive Services (CSS) Program Case Management program provides referrals and assistance to the former residents who lived at Central Park Village and current ENCORE residents, as part of the Encore Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The program is comprised of three phases, (1) Family Needs Assessments/Development of Case Plans, (2) Referral and Service Delivery, (3) Monitoring and Re-Assessments. This case management service offers specific programs that are designed, modified and tailored to fit the resident’s individual lifestyle. The program has now expanded to include the new West River redevelopment initiative, serving former residents of North Boulevard Homes and Mary McLeod Bethune Homes.
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Village Link Up
Following the thinking that "It takes a Village to raise a child", the Housing Authority has created the "Village Link Up" support program to provide supportive services, parent engagement learning opportunities, and interventions for at-risk elementary aged children and their families residing on the Robles Park Village public housing development. The "Village Link Up" program will provide parents and families with case management services, parent education, and supportive services. Village Link Up clients will also have access to existing THA programs that provide postsecondary education, employment services, early childhood education, child development services, and economic assets. "Village Link Up" is funded through a grant from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, www.childrensboard.org.
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Jobs Plus Initiative
The Jobs Plus program is a 4-year grant provided by HUD to support job development, training, employment, supportive services, income incentives and community support for residents of the Robles Park Village development. The purpose of the Jobs Plus Initiative program is to develop job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents. Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. The Jobs Plus Initiative program consists of three core components which include: employment- related services, financial incentives, and community support for workforce.
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Resident Opportunity for Self- Sufficiency (ROSS) - Family
This program is funded by H.U.D. and works within the parameters of the W.A.G.E.S. Act. In a collaborative effort with the grant partners, The Centre for Women, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa (CDC of Tampa) provides employability skills training and job placement services to help residents obtain living wage jobs. The Vocational/Educational component provides public housing residents an opportunity to enhance their skills for employment within the local community. The employment objective is to place 150 new public housing residents in jobs or job training by 04/20/07. Additionally, the ROSS I (Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency) program connects public housing residents with supportive services, resident empowerment activities, and assistance in becoming economically self-sufficient. Community resources serve to support the program participant and family as needed. For this reporting period, 349 program participants have been recruited for job training. Two hundred, twenty-four (224) are active in the ROSS-Family program.
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Resident Opportunity for Self- Sufficiency (ROSS) - Elderly
The ROSS Family Grant received for elderly services goal is to provide on-going clinical, social and supportive services to public housing residents. The primary component of this grant award is the establishment of a medical clinic at J.L. Young apartments for residents of both the Bethune High Rise and J. L. Young, that will promote independent living and provide comprehensive medical, social, and occupational services through the medical entities of Family Physicians Medical and Pharmacy. Medical services such as primary care, pharmacy, podiatry, optical, dental, home health and other ancillary services will be offered for the residents at both properties. Grant I: Period September 2001– September 2004 and Grant II Period April 2004 – April 2007.
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Elderly Services Program
The Elderly Services component of the Program and Property Services Department is designed to assist senior and disabled residents with their daily average living skills, social skills, clinical and health services. Elderly Services program staff is responsible primarily to provide activities to residents, who under normal circumstances are unable to participate in activities, arrange transportation for medical appointments, and assist with other social service needs. Our residents are on fixed incomes and through the Capital Fund Program, Volunteer Programs, and other donated fund programs, activities are provided annually to approximately 200 to 300 seniors who regularly participate.  
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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
The Family Self- Sufficiency (FSS) program is designed to assist public housing residents in becoming economically independent and free from welfare assistance. The FSS program embraces the entire family structure with its supportive services offered to residents. Theses services are coordinated through various community agencies and programs to provide assistance to enhance education opportunities, job skills training, vocational training, remedial assistance, and opportunities for entrepreneurship and homeownership. Participants may accrue escrow as their income changes due to employment. Tampa Housing Authority establishes and maintains the escrow account for each participating resident until the resident completes their FSS goals and graduates from the program.  
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Neighborhood Networks Center
The Neighborhood Networks Center provides an after-school program activity for youth as well as, programs providing job preparation activities for adults and youth; these programs consist of the; After-school Tutorial Program, Summer Youth Program, Basic Computer Literacy Training, ABE/GED Classes, Basic Microsoft Office Instructions, Life Skills, Job Search, and Dress for Success. All programs are connected to the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance Programs.  
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A+ Certification Program
The A+ Certification program provides training consisting of: basic electronics, basic computer technology, A+ Certification technology, Internship Program, Troubleshooting Technology and job placement assistance to THA residents. 
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On-Site Case Management/Job and Service Fairs
On-site Case Management services, referrals, relocation assistance and resources are provided to public housing residents daily. On-site case management specifically include Robles Park, Central Park Village and North Boulevard Homes. Programs and services include Job Training and Placement Programs, supportive services (child care, transportation, etc.) and frequent home visits that provide one-on-one case management services. Job/Service Fairs are provided to residents on a quarterly basis in order to make services assessable for residents and to assist residents with job search and support services. 
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The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa provides equal opportunity to participates in our housing programs. Any disabled person, outlined by the American With Disabilities Act, requiring a reasonable accommodation to make this process accessible may request such by contacting (813) 341-9101


Where can I get more Help?

Assisted Housing Information:
(813) 253-0551

Public Housing Information:
(813) 341-9101


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