|Housing Department Impacted Services Update||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1063||Housing||4/1/2020 4:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1063/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.png||Housing Department Impacted Services Update||<div class="ExternalClass15C6DEC81B0C48648CF51036378B53BD"><html>
<p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br><em style="color:windowtext;font-size:13.33px;background-color:window;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em></p><p><em style="color:windowtext;font-size:13.33px;background-color:window;"><a style="font-size:10pt;background-color:window;" href="/housingsite/Documents/031920_Housing_Coronavirus_Update_SP.pdf" target="_blank">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página en español (PDF)</a><br></em></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>At Phoenix Housing, we prioritize the health and safety of our communities and want to ensure the well-being of our residents and staff. As the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, continues to impact the Phoenix area, Phoenix Housing is taking extra precautionary measures to limit in-person interactions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and asking our residents and partners to call, email or submit inquiries online rather than visit our offices.<br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p><strong style="font-size:14pt;">Temporary Changes at Section 8 Office</strong><br></p><p>Many of our families, landlords and staff are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. In order to keep you and staff healthy and safe, we have implemented an appointment-only system effective<strong> Wednesday, April 1.</strong> You can make an appointment by calling or emailing the <a target="_blank" href="https://quadel.com/contact/#locs">Quadel Phoenix </a>staff directly. Or if you prefer, you can use the following contact information to request an appointment: S8appointment@phoenix.gov or 602-262-6040.<br></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The Section 8 offices will be installing a secure drop box for participants to drop off information or they can send it electronically. In addition, the city will be paying all landlords timely through direct deposits (ACH payments) and is encouraging all landlords to sign up for electronic payments versus receiving a check.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><strong style="font-size:14pt;">Temporary Changes at Public Housing Properties</strong><br></p>
<strong>Until further notice</strong> Phoenix Housing has implemented the following precautions to protect its residents:<br>
<li>Leasing offices open by appointment only - office numbers are listed below</li>
<li>Suspension of Notices to Vacate and lease violations for non-criminal activity</li>
<li>Suspension of evictions for non-criminal activity </li>
<li>Suspension of routine work orders </li>
<li>Maintenance staff still performing emergency work orders </li>
<li>Suspension of housekeeping inspections</li>
<li>Suspension of late fees</li>
<li>Suspension of home visits and in-person appointments with caseworkers</li>
<li>Suspension of all resident activities to include Community Meetings, Tenant Meetings, and Youth Activities</li>
<li>Transfers, move-ins, move-outs processed on a case-by-case basis</li>
<li>Existing repayment agreements will be extended </li>
<li>Recertification deadlines will be extended</li>
<li>Pest control services will temporarily be suspended in resident’s units (excluding health and safety)</li>
</ul><p><strong>Residents are encouraged to call their property management office with questions:</strong><br>Fillmore Gardens - (602) 256-3144<br>Maryvale Parkway Terrace - (602) 262-1660<br>Pine Towers - (602) 256-3171<br>Sunnyslope Manor - (602) 262-4047<br>Luke Krohn - (602) 262-6973<br>Sidney P. Osborn - (602) 262-6973<br>Foothills Village - (602) 276-5269<br>Scattered Sites - (602) 261-8035</p><p><strong>I live in a city of Phoenix Housing property and I don’t have access to the internet. Where can I find information about the Coronavirus?</strong><br>The Housing department has posted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information and infographics regarding the Coronavirus at every housing site. If you have specific questions or concerns, talk to your property manager or call the Housing department at 602-262-6794.</p><p><strong>What preventive measures are being taken at city Housing properties?</strong><br>Housing staff has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting the common areas in all its properties and maintenance staff is power washing all public housing playground equipment twice a day. They are also ensuring ample Personal Protective Equipment is available for them to continue providing essential services.<br></p><p><strong>Are city housing unit inspections continuing to take place as scheduled?</strong><br>The Housing Department has suspended non-essential unit inspections until further notice.</p><p><strong>Are maintenance work orders still being fulfilled at city housing properties? </strong><br>Continue to submit work order requests by calling 602-262-6794. Necessary work will be performed; however, non-emergency maintenance work will be suspended until further notice.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Are evictions for public housing residents still taking place?</strong><br>The city of Phoenix has temporarily suspended evictions from city public housing properties.<br><br>For all other questions, please call Phoenix Housing at (602) 262-6794 or email <a href="mailto:email@example.com" target="_blank">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. For the latest information, please visit <a href="/Housing" target="_blank">https://www.Phoenix.gov/Housing</a>.<br><br></p><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a></p></html></div>||https://www.phoenix.gov/housing||News||housing||Housing|
|Phoenix Provides Food to Public Housing Residents in Face of Coronavirus||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1095||Housing||3/27/2020 7:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1095/Newsroom_Housing_019.jpg||Phoenix Provides Food to Public Housing Residents in Face of Coronavirus||<div class="ExternalClassEC2BF839E918485484361C8E966B0F60"><html>
response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the city has taken proactive measures to help stop the spread by promoting social distancing and suspending and closing some of its programs and facilities.
The health and well-being of Phoenix residents continues to be a top priority, and Housing
Department staff is working hard to make sure its public housing residents have enough food for their families.
<img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/IMG_6055.JPG" alt="Aeroterra mobile pantry" style="margin:5px;width:229px;height:116px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /> <br><br>
Phoenix's Housing Supportive Services Team at the Aeroterra EnVision Center partnered with St. Mary's Food Bank to bring a mobile pantry to families living in the Edison/Eastlake Neighborhood. <br><br>
The pantry provided food to 187 families, 50 senior households and included 474 bags of food
- (two for each family). The bags included eggs; bread; fresh fruit and vegetables; fruit juice; and snacks.
<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/IMG_6056.JPG" alt="Aeroterra mobile pantry" style="margin:5px;width:198px;height:225px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br>
During this mobile pantry, the Housing team ensured that there was a safe environment for all and practiced social distancing by staging in the parking lot and allowing only a few families at a time to pick up their food at the curbside. Food was delivered to the homes of those families that have members with mobility issues.
The city of Phoenix has developed a list of resources available to residents and businesses for
help during this pandemic.
<a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources">Visit the Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</a>
s with questions about city services and programs affected can call 602-262-3111 or e-mail
<a target="_blank" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.
|Phoenix Works to End Digital Divide in Public Housing ||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1005||Housing||3/2/2020 11:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1005/Newsroom_Housing_017.jpg||Phoenix Works to End Digital Divide in Public Housing ||<div class="ExternalClass80556004C9B64E7DBDCB7D0CC48A272A"><html>
<p>The Phoenix Housing Department will provide one year of internet service for 25 donated T-Mobile tablets, thanks to a $3,000 GitHub microgrant. </p>
<p>Twenty-five public housing residents in the Edison-Eastlake Community will use the tablets as participants in the ConnectHomeUSA Program. The program includes a four-part digital literacy training, a focus group session and quarterly usage surveys. </p>
<p>Participants who complete the program will be able to keep their donated tablets, thereby continuing their access to technology and digital learning at home.</p>
<p>The connected tablets will complement the Housing Department's mission of increasing resident self-sufficiency.</p>
<p>Developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ConnectHomeUSA is a movement to bridge the digital divide for HUD-assisted housing residents in the United States.</p>
|Phoenix Focused on Building Affordable Housing||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1000||Housing||2/27/2020 4:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1000/Newsroom_Housing_016.jpg||Phoenix Focused on Building Affordable Housing||<div class="ExternalClass993A81F349D144FCAA45196F6C5B562F"><html>
<p>The city of Phoenix Housing Department has more affordable housing units under construction than ever before. Current estimates reveal a shortage of up to 100,000 of these types of units. <br><br>“We are in high gear to help address a housing shortage. Housing construction virtually stopped during the Great Recession and now Phoenix is experiencing an influx of new residents," said Cindy Stotler, Housing Department Director. “An overall shortage of housing has resulted in rapidly increasing rents and incomes are not keeping up with rent prices." <br><br>The Housing Department is working to identify and secure resources to help, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs like Choice Neighborhoods and Rental Assistance Demonstration, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and public/private partnerships to aggressively redevelop current housing sites to create more units through added density. <br><br>“These projects will offer residents quality, modern affordable housing in areas near downtown and major transportation corridors," said Stotler. <br><br><strong>Current redevelopments include:</strong></p>
and Monroe streets) – demolished 38 units of obsolete public housing. Currently under construction with 78 new one- to five-bedroom, affordable family housing units.</p></li></ul><ul>
<strong>Choice Neighborhoods Edison-Eastlake Community </strong>
(area between 16th
Street and I-10 to the east, Jackson Street and I-10 to the north) – demolishing 577 units of obsolete public housing to build 1,011 units of mixed-income housing over the next six years. Phase one, called Soluna, is currently under construction and will consist of 177 mixed-income, one- to five-bedroom units when completed. Demolition of public housing units for the next phase will begin in the fall of 2020. </p></li>
Avenue and Alta Vista Road) – major rehabilitation of 200 aged public housing units will begin in the summer of 2020. Multiple buildings will be under construction during the 18-month comprehensive rehabilitation.
<strong>Deck Park Vista</strong>
and Moreland streets) – proposed demolition of 56 units of aged affordable housing to build at least 200 units of mixed-income housing on two acres in downtown's Roosevelt Row. Proposals are due March 6th
<strong>Habitat for Humanity Single-Family Homes on Matthew Henson vacant lots </strong>
Avenue and Buckeye Road) – partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build 30 new LEED Platinum single-family homes for low-income households. Residents must participate in the construction of the home, and they receive housing counseling and down payment assistance.
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<strong>Resident Assistance Supports Relocation
<br>During the construction and/or rehabilitation of existing housing, residents will be temporarily relocated at the city's expense. Resident relocation is managed by the city's Housing Department:</p><ul><li><p>Each household is individually evaluated and assisted according to their needs. </p></li><li><p>Households are offered choices of permanent or temporary relocation.</p></li><li><p>Households are offered units in Phoenix Housing properties.</p></li><li><p>In some cases, households can obtain Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for permanent relocation to private properties.</p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All households receive moving assistance in the form of a contracted moving company or a direct payment to the head of household. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p></li></ul><p><strong>New Homes, New Amenities</strong><br><br>“All residents have the first right to return to the newly constructed housing," said Keon Montgomery, Deputy Housing Director. “Upon return, these residents and new families can look forward to modern housing communities with Energy Star appliances, shaded playgrounds, barbecues, fitness centers and community space for gatherings." <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/CN%20logo%20with%20Tagline.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:249px;height:135px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />The Choice Neighborhoods Edison-Eastlake Community will have amenities that include an expanded park with a soccer field and skate plaza, a new linear park w<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>ith a meditation garden and fitness equipment, walk-in medical services and career development cen<br>ters, and complete streets with shaded sidewalks.<br><br>For more information about these projects and other Housing Department programs, visit the city's <a target="_blank" href="/housing">Housing Department website</a>. </p></html></div>||https://www.phoenix.gov/housing||News||housing||Housing|
|Housing and Habitat Celebrate Energy-Efficient Affordable Home||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/982||Housing||2/20/2020 5:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/982/Newsroom_Housing_015.jpg||Housing and Habitat Celebrate Energy-Efficient Affordable Home||<div class="ExternalClassEB357B15F5254FC89403E0758E3AF7D9"><html>Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) in partnership with the city of Phoenix Housing Department, held a home dedication and celebration ceremony for the first new, LEED Platinum affordable single-family home in Phoenix's Central City South neighborhood.<br><br><strong>About the new homeowner:</strong> Angelica was born and raised in the Central City South neighborhood. Looking to create housing stability for her and her son, she turned to Habitat. Today, she has the keys to one of 30 Energy Star Certified, affordable homes. <br><br>In the fall of 2017, Habitat was awarded by the city a contract to develop affordable single-family homes on 30 vacant lots purchased as part of the Matthew Henson HOPE VI redevelopment project. <br><br>The new, affordable homes are under construction and available for low-income homebuyers in the Central City South area.<br><br>For more information, visit <a href="https://habitatcaz.org/" target="_blank">https://habitatcaz.org/</a>.<br><br></html></div>||https://www.phoenix.gov/housing||News||housing||Housing|
|Soluna Apartments Groundbreaking Celebration||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/935||Housing||2/13/2020 3:00:00 PM||https://youtu.be/y43PM78yVn8||Soluna Apartments Groundbreaking Celebration||<div class="ExternalClass6F1985FCCDC44E29AC111725906D2A21"><html>
<p>The Phoenix Housing Department broke ground on the future site of Soluna, the first Choice Neighborhoods mixed-income Housing development in the Edison-Eastlake Community. </p><p>This mixed-income community will consist of 177 one- to five-bedroom, modern, energy-efficient units. Amenities include community rooms, playgrounds, a computer lab, a fitness center, and green space with plenty of shade trees. </p>
|Phoenix Revitalizes Neighborhood with New Mixed-Income Housing Units||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/929||Housing||2/11/2020 4:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/929/Newsroom_Housing_014.jpg||Phoenix Revitalizes Neighborhood with New Mixed-Income Housing Units||<div class="ExternalClass9DE63B8411034311A3A8F593C43505C6"><html>
<p>The city of Phoenix Housing Department began the construction of Soluna, the first Choice Neighborhoods mixed-income housing development in the Edison-Eastlake Community.</p>
<p>“It is fitting that a historic neighborhood such as Edison-Eastlake will be the home for innovative new housing units,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “These new mixed-income units not only provide more modern amenities to residents, they offer a sense of place with added resources to promote community. The Valley has a long way to go to meet our residents’ need for affordable housing - but this is a great step in the right direction.”</p>
<p>Soluna is the first phase of rental housing units developed as part of a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to revitalize the Edison-Eastlake neighborhood. </p>
<p>“Soluna's groundbreaking is another positive step towards building an inclusive city, where all residents have safe, convenient housing,” said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “Having affordable housing for all Phoenicians is a goal that I will continue to work towards making a reality.”</p>
<p>This mixed-income community will consist of 177 one- to five-bedroom, modern, energy-efficient units. Amenities include community rooms, playgrounds, a computer lab, a fitness center, and green space with plenty of shade trees. </p>
<p>Soluna is scheduled to open in 2021. </p>
<p>In the next five years, the city will demolish 577 public housing units and construct 1,011 mixed-income housing units while providing supportive services for residents and improving the neighborhood and parks.</p>
|Phoenix Replaces Aged Public Housing Units with New Affordable Apartments||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/711||Housing||12/23/2019 6:10:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/711/Newsroom_Housing_013.jpg||Phoenix Replaces Aged Public Housing Units with New Affordable Apartments||<div class="ExternalClass9CFF3A03A8814A249603C8B8A21450F4"><html>
<p>The city of Phoenix Housing Department is celebrating the groundbreaking of Monroe Gardens Apartments to replace the obsolete A.L. Krohn East public housing complex built in the 1960s. </p>
“The new Monroe Gardens Apartments turned 38 units of obsolete public housing into 78 units of modern, energy efficient, affordable units,” said Mayor Gallego. “There is no doubt that Phoenix needs more affordable housing to meet the needs of our fast-growing community. These units bring Phoenix one step closer to that goal while also helping to spur greater investment in the surrounding area.”
The redevelopment of A.L. Krohn East in the Edison-Eastlake community will benefit the
residents, the neighborhood, and the city by
eliminating blighted housing and replacing it with safe, new, affordable housing, helping local businesses, and assisting in spurring investment in the neighborhood.
“Phoenix residents deserve housing options, regardless of their income,” said Councilme
mber Carlos Garcia. “The groundbreaking of Monroe Gardens is a positive step towards providing all residents an affordable, safe and comfortable place to live.”
The new Monroe Gardens Apartments will consist of five buildings, with one-to five-bedroom units, and will be equipped with a new playground and community space. Built by co-developer Gorman & Company, the new affordable housing property is scheduled to open in late 2020.
Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program the city can redevelop public housing, increase the number of affordable housing units, improve neighborhoods and pursue other financing sources to better maintain its affordable housing stock.
Under the RAD program, residents continue to pay 30 percent of their income for rent and maintain the same basic rights as they possess in the public housing program.
For more information about RAD, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.hud.gov/rad">hud.gov/rad</a>.