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The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is accepting proposals from not-for-profit organizations with capacity to advance P-CHIP goals through the following grant opportunities beginning November 21, 2023.

The City will additionally will release three additional Requests for Proposals under the P-CHIP grant round on or around the first week of January 2023.  These opportunities include: 

Traffic Alert - El Tour de Tucson

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the 39th Annual El Tour de Tucson will take place throughout the community. The following travel restrictions and road closures will be in place for the day-long event.

Downtown – On Friday, November 18, 2022, beginning at 6 a.m., Cushing Street from Stone Avenue to El Paso Avenue will be closed to motorists.

On Saturday, beginning at 6 a.m., Sixth Avenue from 22nd Street to Broadway will be closed to motorists. Expect additional side street closures in the downtown area.


Get a free visit to Reid Park Zoo when you attend a housing resource fair on Friday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission to the Zoo is free with a wristband for those who register and are attending the workshops. Registration and check in for the workshops is at the Zoo Gate 7, next to the main admission booths. Attend informational workshops, and get information about buying a home, down payment/closing cost assistance, rental/mortgage assistance, mortgage credit repair, reverse mortgage, and much more.

Church Avenue Travel Restrictions - Tucson Holiday Ice Rink

The Tucson Holiday Ice Rink, hosted by the City of Tucson, will be located on Church Avenue, south of Broadway, in front of the Tucson Convention Center.

To accommodate the outdoor ice rink, Church Avenue between Broadway and Cushing Street will be restricted to one lane of travel in each direction, beginning November 7. This travel restriction will be in place 24-hours a day, seven days a week until Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Paul's Note - November 4, 2022

One of Tucson’s unique and most popular events is on tap for Sunday, the All Souls Procession. 

The downtown procession started in the 1990s and has grown to an event that 150,000 people participate in. It’s tied to local traditions about remembrance of folks who have passed away. 

22nd Street Bridge Public Meetings

The 22nd Street Bridge Revitalization Project, that will replace the existing weight-restricted bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) between Kino Parkway and Tucson Boulevard, as well as increase the number of travel lanes in each direction for improved east-west connectivity, is scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2023.


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