2016 Southern Arizona Procurement Fair
The City of Tucson Housing & Community Development Department is co-hosting the 2016 Southern Arizona Procurement Fair, which will be held April 8th at the Kino Sports complex. The fair is free to attend, workshops will be provided and exhibitors booths are also available. Click below for an informational flyer and registration form.
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.
In October of this year, we started the process to update our Human Services plan. We began with a community conversation meeting where we invited knowledgeable representatives of non-profit agencies, government agencies and council office representatives asking them to assist us in prioritizing the needs of our community. This meeting was then followed up with two additional small group meetings where we outlined these needs and addressed the restrictions imposed by the funding sources. We also discussed the decline in funding which has been the trend for the past several years.
In order to ensure a broader participation, we then requested public and stakeholder feedback through the completion of an on-line survey that will assist us in prioritizing the issues discussed at the earlier meetings. We received 124 responses. Here are the results of that survey:
Our next step will be to reconvene the committee, review their discussion notes and the results of the survey. We will then update our Plan with their suggested goals and priorities. This plan will then be presented to Mayor and Council in the spring.
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
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.