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Barrio HCD February

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Included in this month's Newsletter:

  • Black History Month
  • February Commission on Equitable Housing and Development Meeting
  • Tucson Receives Visit from the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
  • City of Tucson Receives More Than 15,000 Pre-Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist
  • Plan Tucson Kickoff

NEWS RELEASE: City of Tucson Receives More Than 15,000 Pre-Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist

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The City of Tucson and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) completed the first round of the re-opened affordable housing waitlist on Jan. 24 with more than 15,000 pre-applications

HCD Director Liz Morales called the pre-application, three-week period a success.

Housing Affordability Strategy for Tucson is Delivering Results in First Year

On this day last year, Mayor Regina Romero introduced the Housing Affordability Strategy for Tucson (HAST) to be heard and later adopted unanimously by the City Council. With direction from the Mayor and City Council, the City of Tucson’s Housing and Community Development department worked collaboratively with the Commission on Equitable Housing and Development and held multiple public meetings in person and virtually. The plan includes an introduction to housing concepts, key data driving our decisions, and 10 policy initiatives. 

Housing First Employee Honored by Arizona Housing Coalition for Work with Houseless Individuals

Allison Chappell, a member of the Housing First team, was recognized for her work with helping homeless individuals in the City of Tucson.

The Arizona Housing Coalition named her the recipient of the Kevin Collins Award for Excellence in Direct Service. The award is given to direct service employees "who go above and beyond to get clients housed."

City of Tucson to Open Public Housing-Section 8 Waitlist in January 2023

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The City of Tucson, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, will open the pre-application period for families and individuals seeking to be placed on a waitlist for public housing, and City of Tucson and Pima County Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). The pre-application period will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 24 and all applications received in this three-week window will be placed in a lottery.

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