Housing and Habitat Celebrate Energy-Efficient Affordable Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/982Housing2/20/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/982/Newsroom_Housing_015.jpgHousing 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/housingNewshousingHousing
Soluna Apartments Groundbreaking Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/935Housing2/13/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/y43PM78yVn8Soluna 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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingVideohousingHousing
Phoenix Revitalizes Neighborhood with New Mixed-Income Housing Unitshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/929Housing2/11/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/929/Newsroom_Housing_014.jpgPhoenix 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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Phoenix Replaces Aged Public Housing Units with New Affordable Apartmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/711Housing12/23/2019 6:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/711/Newsroom_Housing_013.jpgPhoenix 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> <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.”​ </p> <p> 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.   </p> <p> “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.”  </p> <p> 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. </p> <p> 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.  </p> <p> 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.   </p> <p> For more information about RAD, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.hud.gov/rad">hud.gov/rad​</a>.​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
900 Cards Created in Cards for the Troops Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/710Housing12/23/2019 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/710/Newsroom_Housing_012.jpg900 Cards Created in Cards for the Troops Event<div class="ExternalClass0C1DD10AB97B4A5FA844787F425137D8"><html> <p>​Aeroterra Community Center hosted a Cards for the Troops community event. </p><p>Over 900 cards were created by more than 125 residents and community members then sent to military members overseas. </p><p>As part of the event, residents participated in a movie night receiving free popcorn, dinner and raffle prizes.</p> ​ </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Edison-Eastlake Resident Leadership Council Graduationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/709Housing12/23/2019 5:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/709/Newsroom_Housing_011.jpgEdison-Eastlake Resident Leadership Council Graduation<div class="ExternalClass0FEBA222889743AB9BC95345C58D3075"><html> <p>​Phoenix Revitalization Corporation held the Edison-Eastlake Resident Leadership Council (RLC) 2019 Graduation.</p><p>The graduation began with a recap from the leadership sessions and leadership topics covered throughout the year. </p><p>Rosalyn Gordon, a resident leader who recently attended the Choice Means Choice Conference in New Orleans, presented on the conference and the dedication and commitment that all residents should invest in their community for change. </p><p>Twelve of the 14 graduating members of the RLC attended and received certificates presented by a representative from the office of U.S Representative Ruben Gallego.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Family Self Sufficiency Program Graduationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/708Housing12/23/2019 5:05:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/708/Newsroom_Housing_010.jpgFamily Self Sufficiency Program Graduation<div class="ExternalClass2A19726B2EE140A1A3FD5726BBF50AE1"><html> <p>​A Family Self Sufficiency Program graduate received an escrow check in the amount of $12,885.</p><p>The participant started the program unemployed but is now working full time at Maricopa Correctional Health receiving $22.17 per hour. </p><p>During her time in the program, she obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification, increased her earned income and took advantage of the Financial Literacy courses offered by Trellis. </p><p>She is now Self-Sufficient and no longer receives federal rental assistance.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Read for the Record Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/707Housing12/23/2019 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/707/Newsroom_Housing_009.jpgRead for the Record Events<div class="ExternalClass3AD4A6D1D22245978D4D2E45BE89F789"><html> <p>​The Housing Department held seven Read for the Record events. </p> <p>This program promotes language and literacy skills at home, in the community and in the classroom. </p> <p>Events took place at Dunbar, Lowell, and Edison elementary schools and at the iWORK, Aeroterra, Luke-Krohn and Sidney P. Osborn housing sites. </p> <p>Staff read the book “Thank you, Omu!" to more than 300 youth and adults. </p> <p>The children were all engaged and participated in various learning activates at the different locations. Activities included learning vocabulary words, making playdough soup, sharing vegetable soup, and making pretend soup with crafts. </p> <p> Each student received a Thank you, Omu! bookmark and a certificate for their participation in Read for the Record.​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing






Get Involved: Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=13https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/13/S261C.jpgGet Involved: Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass9728A8349F6F47A1A5123D0792DF410B"><html> <p>​Give your feedback about the Phoenix budget. Use our new online tool to adjust funding for various departments.</p> </html></div>Videohttps://Phoenix.gov/budget/fund2/19/2020 5:20:55 PM3/31/2020 5:20:55 PM

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