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West Point Apartments

On or about September 30, 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 under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, to undertake the project known as the West Point Apartments, 10 E. Broadway Boulevard, Tucson Pima County Arizona 85701. Pima County Assessor parcel number 117-13-0390.

The West Point Apartment project will include renovation, redevelopment and new construction for 50 units of low income housing for persons age 55 and over with a preference for veterans. This Low Income Housing Tax Credit project includes acquisition of the eastern portion of the Westerner Hotel site on the south east corner of the intersection of Stone Avenue and Broadway Blvd. The western half of the site with the 4 story historic Westerner Hotel will be owned by other entities and will have its interior rehabilitated as a separate project, leaving the historic façade intact. The exterior of the historic hotel on the west side of the site will not be altered and the new construction on the east side of the site will complement the existing structure. SHPO concurred that the rehabilitation and new construction will have no adverse effect on the Westerner Hotel or the proposed Downtown Tucson Historic District. The existing 1 story structure on the east side of the site will be demolished. The new 6 story building will have 50 one bedroom/one bathroom units. The new building will feature an interior courtyard and space for social gathering, while providing natural light and fresh air to the residents and the community space below. The community areas will include laundry facilities, a wellness center, classrooms/meeting space, computer lab, and supportive services offices. The project includes a 2,500 sq. ft. roof garden for residents and tenants. Long term bicycle parking will be provided inside the building for residential use. 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.

Requested funding from the HOME program through the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is $496,500.00.

Environmental Assessment for West Point Apartments

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

CITY OF TUCSON ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS:

The City of Tucson is accepting comments on the draft FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The report provides information on City expenditures from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 for the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grants:  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnership (HOME); Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA).

This DRAFT report is linked below and was made available on this website for review and comment as of Monday, September 12, 2016. 

Comments will be accepted through September 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM and may be sent by email to HCDComment@tucsonaz.gov or faxed to (520) 791-5407, or delivered in person or by mail to: 

Housing and Community Development Department

Attn:  Ann Vargas

310 N Commerce Park Loop

Tucson, AZ  85745

DRAFT GENERAL CAPER

DRAFT ESG, HOPWA, HOME CAPER

CDBG Financial Summary Report (PR26)

The information contained in the City of Tucson DRAFT FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) that was posted on September 12, 2016 for public comments is required to be submitted to HUD in the automated eCon Planning Suite format for federal review and approval. This is the first year the City of Tucson is using this format to transmit this end of the year report.

A formatted version titled eCon Planning Suite: City of Tucson FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now posted for public review. This report contains the same goals and accomplishments that are in the September 12, 2016 DRAFT City of Tucson FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  with some additional project specific examples and details.

eCon Planning Suite: City of Tucson FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (Caper)

Ciudad de Tucson esta Aceptando Comentarios:

El gobierno de la Ciudad de Tucson esta aceptando comentarios al borrador del Reporte Anual de Rendimiento y Evaluación del plan de Acción del año 2016.  Este reporte proporciona información acerca de los gastos realizados durante el periodo del 1ro de Julio del 2015 hasta el 30 de Junio del 2016.  Esta información es acerca de los fondos proporcionados por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos en los siguientes programas:  Asistencia Financiera para Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG por sus siglas in ingles);  Asociación para la Inversión en Vivienda (HOME siglas en ingles); Asistencia  Financiera para Albergues de Emergencia (ESG siglas en ingles); Asistencia Financiera  para Desarrollo Comunitario  (CDBG por sus siglas in ingles);  y Oportunidades de Vivienda para personas con SIDA (HOPWA, siglas in ingles).

Este borrador del reporte anual estará disponible a partir del lunes 12 de Septiembre del 2016 en la página de Internet de la Ciudad de Tucson.  Los comentarios serán aceptados hasta el día 27 de Septiembre del 2016 a las 5:00 p.m.  Los comentarios serán recibidos vía fax al (520) 791-5407, enviado por correo electrónico a HCDComments@tucsonaz.gov, o entregados en persona o por correo dirigidos a:

Housing and Community Development Department

Attn:  Ann Vargas

310 N Commerce Park Loop

Tucson, AZ  85745

DRAFT GENERAL CAPER

DRAFT ESG, HOPWA, HOME CAPER

CDBG Financial Summary Report (PR26)

La información contenida en la Ciudad de Tucson PROYECTO año fiscal 2016 consolidado Rendimiento Anual y el Informe de Evaluación (CAPER) que fue publicada el 12 de septiembre de 2016 para las observaciones del público que se requiere para ser presentado al HUD en el formato de Planificación suite automatizado eCon para la revisión federal y aprobación . Este es el primer año que la Ciudad de Tucson está usando este formato para transmitir este informe final del año.

Una versión titulada eCon Planning Suite: City of Tucson FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) ahora está publicado para consulta pública. Este informe contiene los mismos objetivos y logros que se encuentran en el número de septiembre 12, 2016 PROYECTO Ciudad de Tucson el año fiscal 2016 consolidado Rendimiento Anual y el Informe de Evaluación (CAPER) con algunos ejemplos específicos de proyectos adicionales y detalles.

eCon Planning Suite: City of Tucson FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (Caper)

 

Local Contractors Wanted 

Residential Housing Rehab Contractors Wanted

Se buscan los Contratistas Locales 

Se Necesitan Contratistas para Renovacion de Viviendas Residenciales  

 

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.

 

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.   

Environmental Assessment for 7th Avenue Commons

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

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

 

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.

FY 2017 Annual Action Plan

City of Tucson Five Year Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 (FY 2016-2020) with amendments

The following Citizen Participation Plan was approved by Mayor and Council on May 3, 2016:

Citizen Participation Plan

 

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

 

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.

Environmental Assessment for Stone Point Apartments - posted 4-26-2016

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

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

Environmental Assessment for Esperanza En Escalante Phase II

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

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

Find all programs accepting applications.

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.

Downtown Motor Apartments Environmental Assessment

Information regarding the Downtown Motor Apartments Enviromental Assessment

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.