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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

On or about June 20, 2017 the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of CDBG funds to undertake the 2018 Residential Rehabilitation Program.  The Program will focus on 2 areas, Comprehensive Residential Rehabilitation and Home Access, by providing deferred loans and low-interest loans to qualified low income single family home owners.  The Comprehensive Residential Rehabilitation Program will mitigate hazards, correct deficiencies, and clean-up single family low income owner-occupied homes. The Home Access Program will provide outreach and navigation, remove barriers to safe access, allow a greater level of independent living, and reduce institutionalization for disabled persons through accessibility improvements and upgrades to low income single family owner-occupied homes.

Outside agencies wishing to participate in these programs shall be selected through an RFP process.  The project estimates that 70 homes will be rehabilitated through both programs in FY 2017-2018.  Total grant amount is $750,000.00 in CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. 

Click here for more information:  2018 Residential Rehabilitation Program


EL PORTAL PROGRAM - Rental Units Available NOW!!

Affordable rental properties are now available - click here for more information




Grants from $50,000 to $250,000

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (“HCD”) is soliciting applications from organizations that are qualified, responsible and willing to provide residential rehabilitation services to the community in two program areas:  Comprehensive Residential Rehabilitation, and Home Access. 

In-person Technical Assistance for prospective applicants will be provided Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. MST at the Community Resource Center, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tucson, AZ 85745.  Attendance is strongly encouraged.  You may download information and the pre-application by clicking on this link:  “GETTING STARTED WITH ZOOMGRANTS AND THE PRE-APPLICATION”  

Pre-application deadline is June 5, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. MST.

Application deadline is June 19, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. MST.  Only those applicants completing the pre-application by the pre-application deadline may submit an application. 

Submittals will be accepted online only through the HCD ZoomGrants webpage at https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2208&limited=859.

For further information, please contact Glenn Moyer at Glenn.Moyer@tucsonaz.gov or 520-837-5422.



The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department (“HCD”) is soliciting proposals for the purchase and development of a vacant improved City-owned residential subdivision (the “Property”) located in the Menlo Park neighborhood and known as Westmoreland Lots 1-14. 

The RFP package is available on the HCD website (link below) and a pre-proposal meeting will be held at 320 North Commerce Park Loop, in the Santa Cruz Room of the Sentinel Building, Tucson, AZ  85745, at 4:00 PM on May 23, 2017.  For further information or to request an RFP package, please contact Glenn Moyer at Glenn.Moyer@tucsonaz.gov or 520-837-5422. 



Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan

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


PHA Annual Plan

In accordance with Housing and Urban Development Department policy, the following documents are available for public review and comment through March 29, 2017:

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


Draft FY 2018 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan


The City of Tucson is accepting comments on the draft FY 2018 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 2018 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan will be available for review on the City's website beginning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 and a printed copy is available for viewing at our office, located at 310 N. Commerce Park Loop, Santa Rita Building.

Draft FY 2018 Public Housing Capital Fund 5-Year Plan

Comments will be accepted from Tuesday, April 11, 2017 through May 25, 2017.  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 Arana

310 N. Commerce Park Loop

Tucson, AZ  85745


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


West End Station - 855 W Congress Street

On or about March 23, 2017 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 under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, to undertake the project known as the West End Station, 855 W. Congress Street, Tucson Pima County Arizona 85701. Pima County Assessor parcel number 116-20-6330.

The West End Station project will include site excavation, grading and trenching for the new construction of three 4 story buildings surrounding an interior open courtyard and a 1 story below grade underground parking garage with 46 parking spaces.  The project will consist of seventy high-quality affordable rental units with 20-one bedroom, 29-two bedroom and 21-three-bedroom units.  The average square footage of the one-bedroom units will be 675 square feet, the two-bedroom 802 square feet and the three-bedroom 1150 square feet.  Each unit will have a full size refrigerator, washer and dryer, dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave, garbage disposal and hard wired ceiling fans with light kits.  A minimum of 5% of the project units will be Type A fully wheelchair accessible and all units will be Type B accessible (adaptable).  The project will be built to the equivalent of a LEED Gold standard, using the ADOH prescriptive path to sustainability.

Environmental Assessment 

Environmental Assessment Factors

Notice of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds


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


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.  


NOTICE OF WAITING LIST CLOSURES - effective January 4, 2017

Find programs accepting applications 


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 



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.


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

Find more information by clicking here >> Project Based Voucher Programs


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