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Veterans & Seniors Project-Based Voucher Programs

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is providing project-based vouchers for two (2) programs that are currently accepting applications.  The links below provide eligibility criteria and contact information for Esperanza en Escalante and Rally Point Apartments.  Please contact the programs directly with any questions and for additional details. 

Esperanza en Escalante  (Español en la página dos)

Rally Point Apartments 

Rally Point Apartments - en Español

 

PHA Annual Plan

In accordance with Housing and Urban Development Department policy, the following documents are available for public review:

Please email HCDAdmin@tucsonaz.gov with comments or send comments to:
Housing & Community Development Department
PO Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210

 

The PCCLT Ontario Project

On or about February 23, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (RE), acting as lead agency for the Tucson/Pima County HOME Consortium, will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Pima County HOME funds to undertake the project known as the PCCLT Ontrario Project, 1511 West Ontario Street in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona  85745.

The Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) proposes to build six (6) single family homes on what are currently three contiguous R-2 lots located west of downtown Tucson.  The homes are 1304 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath units.  They will be architecturally appealing and consistent with the neighborhood.  One unit will be fully ADA accessible.  The site will include an outdoor seating area, lanscaped yards with rainwater harvesting features, community and personal garden areas.  Off street tenant parking will also be provided. 

Environmental Assessment (EA) for the PCCLT Ontario Project

EA Appendices for the PCCLT Ontario Project 

 

TMM Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development

On or about February 16, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (RE), acting as lead agency for the Tucson/Pima County HOME Consortium, will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Pima County HOME funds to undetake the project known as the Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development, 3102 and 3108 E Fairmount Street and 3131, 3147 and 3149 E Lee Street in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona  85716.   

The Desert Winds Senior/Veterans Rental Development project will include construction of five single-story duplex units (ten apartments) of approximately 868 square feet.  Each unit will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a 126 square foot private porch.  Each unit will have Energy Star efficient electric appliances, water saving fixtures, 1.6 gallon flush toilets and solar water heaters.  There will be five ADA wheel chair accessible units.  Each site will include an outdoor ramada and seating area, landscaped yards with rainwater harvesting features, community and personal garden areas.  Off street tenant parking for the apartments will be provided. 


CITY OF TUCSON PUBLIC NOTICE - 2018 Annual Action Plan and RFP Process

Each year the City of Tucson is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to update the adopted Consolidated Plan (HUD Program Years 2015-2020) and develop an annual implementation plan.  The Annual Action Plan outlines the needs, priorities and strategies for housing, supportive services, and community development programs.  The Plan also establishes policies and goals for the City, and serves as the local government’s application for approximately $8 million in annual entitlement funding. 

 On or around February 1, 2017 the City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) process (through Zoom Grants) for FY 2018 federally funded housing rehabilitation programs.  The RFP will be posted on this web page.

Click here to view the Public Notice - 2018 Annual Action Plan and Request for Proposals Process.  

City of Tucson Human Services Forum - February 8, 2017

 

Choice Neighborhoods Update

In 2016 the City of Tucson applied for a Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The City's application was not selected for funding in this national competition.  The application incorporated a physical needs assessment of a 408 unit, seventeen-story public housing building that represents 27% of the local PHA public housing portfolio, the Tucson House.  The physical needs assessment resulted in a "severely distressed" designation, due to the antiquated systems in the building.  This elderly and disabled high rise public housing building is located in a high-stress neighborhood with an adopted revitalization area plan, the Oracle Area Revitalization Project (OARP).  The Public Housing Authority (PHA) has continued to investigate the options for making the needed improvements to Tucson House, and is considering resubmission of a grant application under the Choice Neighborhoods program.  The intent is to address the aged building systems including HVAC, domestic water distribution, fire suppression, electrical and other special building components. The PHA will also include energy conservation and environmental finishes. The agency will build on the previous Choice Neighborhoods application and will continue to integrate the Tucson House residents and neighbors in collective processes and projects to benefit all area residents. Should HUD provide the opportunity for a Choice Neighborhoods application the PHA will pursue a planning and/or implementation grant.  Click here for more information about OARP. 


CITY OF TUCSON- Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Project Based Voucher (PBV) program

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department requests proposals from property owners and developers for the Project Based Voucher (PBV) Program. Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 via email at hcdadmin@tucsonaz.gov. If you have any questions, please contact us at 791-4171.

Project Based Voucher RFP  ⇔(click on link)


CITY OF TUCSON ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS:

The City of Tucson is accepting comments on the Housing & Community Development Department Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Action Plan and Amendment.  The Plan provides information on the City of Tucson Housing & Community Development Department's Family Self Sufficiency Plan that outlines a strategy to further its goal of developing and effectively promoting families and individuals to move toward independent living and economic independence.

A draft of the Plan and the Amendment will be available for review on the City's website beginning on Monday, December 12, 2016 and a printed copy is available for viewing at our office, located at 310 N Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, Az  85745, Santa Rita Building.

The HUD required changes for the FSS Action Plan are as follows:

Added three (3) content sections that were missing from the previous FSS Action Plan

  1. Family Demographic
  2. Assurances of non-interference with rights of non-participating families
  3. Certification Coordination

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program Action Plan 

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program Addendum

Comments will be accepted until the end of business on January 10, 2017.  Please direct your comments to:  Ramona.Williams@tucsonaz.gov or call at 520-837-5389.

 

NOTICE OF WAITING LIST CLOSURES - effective January 4, 2017

Find programs accepting applications 

Miracle Point Apartments

On or about December 15, 2016 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (Responsible Entity) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds to undertake the project known as the Miracle Point Apartments, 2940-2960 N. Oracle Road, Tucson Pima County AZ 85705.  The parcel includes the address 375 W. Blacklidge Drive, Tucson Pima County AZ 85705.

The project includes new construction of 34 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom single story units in an attached town house configuration, with landscaped and fenced common areas, walkways, paved parking areas, covered patios and a 2500 square foot community building.  The average square footage of the one-bedroom units will be 650 square feet, the two-bedrooms 800 square feet.  The project has been designed using the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) prescriptive path to sustainability, which is roughly equivalent to a LEED Gold standard.  The project is focused on providing housing for chronically homeless individuals and families with a preference for chronically homeless veterans.  La Frontera has secured 40 Section 8 Project Based Vouchers from the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department Public Housing Authority.

Environmental Assessment for Miracle Point Apartments

Miracle Point Apartments Environmental Assessment Apendix A - P Combined

 

Administrative Plan: for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

 

Local Contractors Wanted 

Residential Housing Rehab Contractors Wanted

Se buscan los Contratistas Locales 

Se Necesitan Contratistas para Renovacion de Viviendas Residenciales 

2016 Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program

Online Application Instructions for 2016 Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program

Programa de Control de Peligros de Pintura a base de plomo 2016

Instrucciones Para las Solicitudes en Linea por Programa de Control del Peligro de Pintura con Base de Plomo del 2016 

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds - Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program

On or about October 7, 2016 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of funds for the Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program (LBPHC).  Funding is for the multi-year LBPHC and Healthy Homes Program for the purpose of lead based paint hazard control within the city limits of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.  The period of performance for the 3 year program is October 2016 to September 2019.  The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is requesting the release of $2,500,000.00 in HUD Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program funds and $400,000.00 in Healthy Homes Supplemental Funds for a total amount of $2,900,000.00.

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) will establish and maintain a low income homeowner eligibility list, conduct site specific risk assessments, determine scope of work for each individual site, procure contractors to perform the abatement work, provide site specific project management and contract administration, supervise abatement and associated work, and provide final clearance of the lead hazard.  HCDD will also provide referral and payment for lead blood level testing in children under 6 years of age in homes participating in the program.  The estimated maximum number of homes to have lead abatement performed is 260.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:

The Housing and Community Development, City of Tucson’s Housing Rehab Program waiting list is closed but is accepting DIRECT Center for Independence referrals only for ADA (American with Disabilities Act) modifications.  For further information, contact Leticia Carpio, Community Services Manager, at (520) 837-5423.

La lista de espera del Programa de Renovación de Viviendas de la Ciudad de Tucson, de Vivienda y Desarrollo de la Comunidad, está cerrada pero se están aceptando solicitudes referidas DIRECTAMENTE del Centro para Independencia solamente para modificaciones por ADA (Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades).  Para mas informacion, contacte Leticia Carpio, Gerente de Servicios Comunitarios, en (520) 837-5423.

 

Draft FY 2017 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan

CITY OF TUCSON ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS

The City of Tucson is accepting comments on the draft FY 2017 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan.  The Plan provides information on City expenditures for capital improvements to public housing properties. 

A draft of the FY 2017 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan will be available for review on the City's website beginning on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and a printed copy is available for viewing at our office, located at 310 N. Commerce Park Loop, Santa Rita Building.

Draft FY 2017 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan

Comments will be accepted from Thursday, April 21, 2016 through June 4, 2016.  Comments may be faxed to 520-791-2511, emailed to HCDHousing@tucsonaz.gov or mailed/delivered to the following address: 

Housing and Community Development Department

c/o  Erin Cooper

310 N. Commerce Park Loop

Tucson, AZ  85745

A Resident Advisory Meeting regarding the Capital Fund Plan is scheduled as follows:

Date:              Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time:             10:30 AM

Location:       320 N. Commerce Park Loop

                       Sentinel Building - Rillito/Sabino Conference Rooms

 

Human Services Plan

Human Service programs are essential to the growth and vitality of our community.  The City of Tucson strongly believes that investing in the prevention as well as the remediation of personal struggles, community members will have an opportunity to achieve well-being and lead productive and self-sufficient lives.  The City allocates federal funds (CDBG, ESG) and general funds to nonprofit agencies through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process that supports nonprofit agencies that deliver a broad range of services including case management, financial assistance, food assistance, transportation help, pro-social activities, shelter, skill development/training, mentoring, respite, and tutoring.

The following Plan was approved by Mayor and Council at the April 5, 2016 Regular Session with the requirement that we retain the current funding for the first year of the Plan, and implement the new funding for the remainder of the Plan.  This included postponing implementation of this plan until FY 2018.

Human Services Plan

 

Project Based Voucher Applications

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) as the Public Housing Authority is accepting applications for Project Based Vouchers from qualified owners and/or developers to do business in the City of Tucson and Pima County.

In accordance with its Public Housing Authority Plan, HCDD is converting 150 Housing Choice Vouchers to Project Based Vouchers for new construction affordable housing projects. Generally under the Project Based Voucher program buildings containing more than four units are subject to 25% unit limitation on the number that can have project based assistance. Developments that will serve the elderly or disabled or provide case management in accordance with the PHA's Administrative Plan are exempt from the cap.

A recent Request For Proposals closed on January 18, 2016 and the results are as indicated below:

- West End Station received a contingent award of 54 Project Based Vouchers.

- Miracle Point Apartments received a contingent award of 40 Project Based Vouchers.

- Marist at Cathedral Square rescinded their PBV application.

Applications from projects previously awarded housing assistance through a competitive process (i.e.- LIHTC, HOME, Pima County G.O. Bond) will be accepted continuously.  Such awards must have been made with no consideration for Project Based Vouchers in the project in accordance with 24CFR983.51.  Below is a link to the description and the application.

Application for Project Based Voucher Projects Previously Awarded Housing Assistance Through a Comptetive Process

All applications submitted must conform to all of the requirements and specifications outlined within the application document and any designated attachments in their entirety.  Applications should be delivered to:  HCDD, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ  85745  Attn: Teresa Williams, Deputy Director; or they may be emailed to Teresa.Williams@tucsonaz.gov.

Section 106 Process- Downtown Motor Hotel

Information regarding the Downtown Motor Hotel- Section 106 Process

Homeless Protocol

The City of Tucson has revised our Homeless Protocol which gives direction to city departments when a homeless camp is found on city-owned property. You can view the protocol through the following link:  Homeless Protocol

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

Click here to view the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan process and updates.