Community Redevelopment Agency Will Help Residents in East Tampa
Starting in the spring, struggling East Tampa homeowners can expect help from the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency. The agency has budgeted nearly $2.5 million toward housing affordability and rehabilitation initiatives to support residents directly. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $40,000.00. These funds can be used for anything from major structural repairs to exterior and landscaping upgrades. One million dollars will go towards those reparations and another $1.5 million will go towards completely demolishing and rebuilding homes that couldn’t be fixed otherwise. As the rent and housing prices go up in this area, these repairs will help people stay in their homes.
“We need to ensure that everyone in Tampa is able to live in the neighborhood they want to. That includes out-of-the-box thinking,” a board member said.
“Affordable housing is a top priority for the City. The CRA Board, along with Mayor Castor, are laser-focused on finding solutions to the housing challenges facing our community,” East Tampa CRA Manager Cedric McCray said in a statement.
The East Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency has even developed a new Tree Trimming Grant Program to help residential property owners and tenants in East Tampa, Florida improve the safety of their homes and property. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $2,500.00 for trimming trees on private single-family residential property. For more information, please contact Marcus Marks at (813) 242-3808 or e-mail at [email protected]. You can also visit their official site and get informed on all their programs.