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HUD authorizes Hillsborough County to conduct a recount of its homeless listen

03/28/13 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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About two weeks from now hundreds of volunteers will fan out across Hillsborough County in an effort to count the homeless population – again. Due to an anomaly in the most recent survey that showed a dramatic, but unrealistic decrease in the number of homeless, last week advocates received approval from the federal government for a re-do.

Under federal law, counties are required to report the number of homeless every other year. The [count done in 2011](http://www.homelessofhc.org/i...

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Tampa gets $30 million HUD grant for Encore development listen

12/13/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was awarding a $30 million grant to the Tampa Housing Authority to help fund the Encore project in downtown Tampa and nearby communities.

In a conference call, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said Tampa’s grant is the largest of the four awarded through HUD’s [Choice Neighborhood Initiative](http://portal.hud.gov/hu...

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Tampa Housing Authority's Encore project ahead of schedule listen

10/26/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The area was home to Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. The twist has its Roots there. Now The Tampa Housing Authority and The US Department of Housing and Urban Development are bringing new life into what was known as Central Park Village in Downtown Tampa. Today, the city gave a tour of the development that is 5 months ahead of schedule with more than 95 percent of the infrastructure completed.

“It consists of about 1500 units. Half of them are markets units half of them are...

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Pinellas fair housing conference promotes equal rights for all listen

04/11/11 Lenka Davis and Christopher Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Are you planning to rent an apartment but the landlord does not want you to live there with the kids? Were you ever denied the purchase of a house because your skin color did not fit in the neighborhood? The Fair Housing conference, organized by Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium and Pinellas County Office of Human Rights last Friday dealt with equal access to housing.

In April 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Fair Housing Act was adopted at the federal ...

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Florida gets $200 million from HUD for neighborhood stabilization listen

09/09/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it’s putting an additional $1 billion toward its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The program aims to protect property values in foreclosure-ridden areas. The Tampa Bay Area will get a sizable chunk of it.

Despite the muggy morning heat, officials gathered today in the grassy back yard of a foreclosed East Tampa home. The property is the future site of an apartment complex for 18 female military veterans and ...

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Hillsborough plans for Neighborhood Stabilization Program listen

10/23/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Earlier this year, Congress passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. One component is the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The $3.92 billion NSP gives grants to states and local governments for purchasing homes that are in foreclosure or in danger of being foreclosed upon.

Today, Hillsborough County met about the NSP with housing non-profit groups.

Hillsborough County will receive $19.1 million through the NSP and the city of Tampa will receive $13.6 million. Homes that...

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