The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa Is One of Two Authorities in the State of Florida To Receive HUD’s Family Unification Program Grant
TAMPA (June 24, 2011)—With affordable housing as the number one unmet need in the state of Florida, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development awarded the Tampa Housing Authority, $316,302.00 to provide 35 additional vouchers for families with children who are on the verge of becoming homeless or that have been separated due to inadequate housing. These vouchers will enable families to lease or purchase affordable housing in the private housing market thereby keeping the family unit together.
According to research from 2010 there are approximately 57,697 men, women and children who are currently homeless in the state of Florida. The Family Unification Grant was designed for the primary factor of preventing separation, or the threat of imminent separation of children from their families.
“This grant enables us to continue provisions of suitable and appropriate housing needs for our families,” said Jerome Ryans, President and CEO of THA. “We value the family unit and are excited that we now have the opportunity to keep more families together.”
The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa promotes the development and professional management of a variety of affordable housing opportunities, facilities and supportive services to nurture neighborhoods, provide economic development and self-sufficiency activities to residents while also assuring equal access to safe, quality housing for low and moderate income families throughout the community.
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