IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY… MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT!
The Housing Authority recently submitted a grant for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative FY2012. Initiated by HUD, this nationwide funding availability totals $110 million. Only four or five awards are anticipated with the maximum grant amount set at $30 million each. Should the Tampa Housing Authority be fortunate enough to receive this grant, the focus will be on three primary areas:
HOUSING: Development of public and assisted housing
THA’s focus will be on the development of the Tempo, an 8 story, 212 unit family rental housing apartment building at Lot 2 at the Encore site that will include a structured parking garage and construction of 203 units of mixed income family housing to be partially funded under this grant as well.
PEOPLE: Supportive Services (health, safety, employment, mobility an education)
Based upon the needs assessment for residents of public and assisted housing; THA has developed a target supportive services strategy that expands upon previous supportive services offered to former relocated residents of the Central Park development since 2007. A total of more than 12 locally-based service providers will be contributing $15.07 million in funding and/or services.
THA’s plans to transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and educational programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation and improved access to jobs.
The Housing Authority of the City of Tampa promotes the development of a variety of affordable housing opportunities, facilities and supportive services to nurture neighborhoods, provide economic development and self-sufficiency activities while also assuring equal access to safe, quality housing for low and moderate income families throughout the community.
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