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.
7th Avenue Commons
On or about June 29, 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 7th Avenue Commons. The property includes four (4) developed urban lots, parcels 58 E. 5th Street, 546 N. Stone Avenue, 529 N. 7th Avenue and 519 N. 7th Avenue, located in Tucson, Pima County, AZ 85705. Pima County Assessor's parcel numbers: 117-04-2160, 117-04-214A, 117-04-214B, 117-04-214C.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) project includes demolition, adaptive reuse of existing structures and new construction on four (4) developed urban lots to provide fifty (50) very low income apartments. Twenty-seven (27) apartments will be located within the existing warehouse building with the addition of a 2nd story, and twenty-three (23) apartments will be newly-constructed in a new 3-level building. A two level parking structure is included in the project. A community building/clubhouse will be located on site, along with a shared laundry facility and fenced playground area. The streetscape along 7th Avenue will include urban landscape and hardscape and public art. The proposed development project will include the adaptive reuse of the existing 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse/office building. The project has been designed using the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) prescriptive path to sustainability, which is roughly equivalent to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard.
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.
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
City of Tucson FY 2017 Annual Action Plan with amendments to the City of Tucson Five Year HUD Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 (FY 16-20)
The following documents were approved by Mayor and Council on May 3, 2016 and we are awaiting approval from HUD.
The following Citizen Participation Plan was approved by Mayor and Council on May 3, 2016:
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.
Stone Point Apartments Environmental Assessment
An environmental assessment was recently completed and results are now available for review and are open for public comment. At the conclusion of a 15-day comment period, the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds to undertake the project known as Stone Point Apartments, a major rehabilitation of 26 units of affordable housing located at 3552 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705.
PHA Annual Plan
In accordance with Housing and Urban Development Department policy, the following documents are available for public review:
- Annual Plan Draft FY17
- Summary of Changes: Public Housing Program Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) Fiscal Year 2017
- Summary of Changes: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan Fiscal Year 2017
Please email HCDAdmin@tucsonaz.gov with comments or send comments to:
Housing & Community Development Department
PO Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210
Tucson Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant for the Oracle Area Revitalization Project
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is pursuing this $2 million grant opportunity. Click here for more information.
Esperanza En Escalante Phase II Environmental Assessment
An environmental assessment was recently completed and results are now available for review and are open for public comment. At the conclusion of a 15 day comment period, the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to HUD for the release of funds to undertake the project known as Esperanza En Escalante Phase II, 3700 S. Calle Polar, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona 85730
Housing Programs currently accepting applications
see attached information: Legal ad
Link to Section 8/ Housing Choice Voucher & Mod Rehab Online Application: https://tucsonsec8live.secureportaln.net/PHAHome/Index.aspx
Link to Public Housing Online Application: https://tucsonlive.secureportaln.net/PHAHome/Index.aspx
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.
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.
Downtown Motor Apartments Environmental Assessment
Section 106 Process- Downtown Motor Hotel
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.