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Housing Department Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1063Housing4/1/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1063/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngHousing 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> <ul> <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:housing@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">housing@phoenix.gov</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/housingNewshousingHousing
Project SOAR Participant on Her Way to Princeton Universityhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1375Housing7/2/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1375/Newsroom_Housing_023.jpgProject SOAR Participant on Her Way to Princeton University<div class="ExternalClass80F579EF135E4DA19D9C316D7A7FF89E"><html> <p>​Melanie Delgado Santacruz is a participant in the city’s ROSS for Education program - also known as Project SOAR (Student + Opportunities + Achievements = Results). She is a recent Phoenix Union Bioscience High School graduate.</p> <p>She enrolled in Project SOAR in 2017 as a Sophomore with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society and a participant with the Be A Leader Foundation. Be a Leader empowers students with leadership skills and support through high school.</p> <p>Upon enrollment in the city’s program, Melanie was self-sufficient, however, she gained additional support from her Education Navigator, Bethany Neal, who was always available to provide advice on navigating the education system and case management services. Melanie completed her Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2019 at the city’s College Depot.  </p> <p>Not only has Melanie completed high school, but she was accepted to Princeton University with a full-ride scholarship. She is one of 50 students chosen for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship and the only recipient from Arizona.</p> <p>Melanie has started online classes with a summer bridge program for first-generation students and will officially start as a freshman at Princeton in the fall.</p> <p>Melanie plans to major in engineering. She is very honored and excited to be attending Princeton.</p> <p>CONGRATULATIONS Melanie!</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
U.S. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Visits EnVision Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1349Housing6/17/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/VCEv4HVE3aYU.S. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Visits EnVision Center<div class="ExternalClassDEA330B1FFA74F329968C4A1E7070AF5"><html> <p>​U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, visited Aeroterra's EnVision Center recently. This EnVision Center is the first in Arizona and it utilizes public-private partnerships to provide services designed to assist residents in achieving self-sufficiency.</p> <p>EnVision Centers offer residents a centralized hub where they can receive support from partnering organizations in the areas of economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership.</p> <p>This HUD initiative operates under the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingVideohousingHousing
Phoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1347Housing6/17/2020 1:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1347/Newsroom_Housing_022.jpgPhoenix City Council Unanimously Approves Major Affordable Housing Initiative with Goal of Creating or Preserving 50,000 Housing Units by 2030<div class="ExternalClass71831ACE99114F3E9E46E33C5800F85D"><html> <p style="text-align:center;">​Vote takes place same day as visit by U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson</p> <p>PHOENIX- Today, Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a new citywide affordable housing initiative that will work to address the many housing needs in the nation's fastest-growing city. Earlier in the day, Phoenix Housing Department staff and Mayor Gallego joined U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson as he toured city housing sites. </p> <p>The plan approved today will address the need for an additional 163,000 housing units in Phoenix. Housing costs have grown in Phoenix as wages have stayed stagnant. This, along with a dearth of affordable and workforce housing options, have widened the gap of housing accessibility for far too many residents. The plan seeks to address the following areas:</p> <ul> <li>Prioritize New Housing in Areas of Opportunity  </li> <li>Amend Current Zoning Ordinance to facilitate more Housing Options  </li> <li>Redevelop City Owned Land with Mixed-Income Housing  </li> <li>Enhance Public-Private Partnership and Establish Alternative Funding Sources  </li> <li>Implement Cost Saving Policies for Housing Development  </li> <li>Increase Affordable Housing Developer Representation  </li> <li>Expand Efforts to Preserve Existing Housing Stock  </li> <li>Support Affordable Housing Legislation  </li> <li>Initiate Housing Options Education Campaign  </li> </ul> <p>This citywide plan will require partnerships between both outside organizations and other levels of government. To that end, Mayor Gallego discussed with U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson how the city might better partner with the federal government to address the city's housing needs. Today's vote and visit by Secretary Carson is yet another important step in making Phoenix a city that works for everyone.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Public Housing Residents Provided Tablets and Internet Accesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1320Housing6/8/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/aYhqJ6HRcLgPublic Housing Residents Provided Tablets and Internet Access<div class="ExternalClass96CB5CF4136E471D91263578230AED32"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>$660,000 in federal COVID-19 Relief Funding was allocated to extend WiFi access in Phoenix. This includes the purchase of 800 tablets with built-in hotspots for families in city public housing with school-age children. Phoenix Housing Director, Cindy Stotler, explains the program and why it is important.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingVideohousingHousing
Housing Vouchers to Help Persons with Disabilitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1253Housing5/20/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1253/Newsroom_Housing_021.jpgHousing Vouchers to Help Persons with Disabilities<div class="ExternalClass22E60EF48B3D411C9A43EA748C90A00A"><html> <p>​The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced recently that the Phoenix Housing Department will receive additional Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).</p> <p>This fourth wave of CARES Act funding will give Phoenix Housing 27 vouchers, valued at $220,000, to provide <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>affordable housing for persons with disabilities, many of whom are chronically homeless or at risk of being homeless. </p> <p>The additional vouchers will bring Phoenix Housing’s total of mainstream vouchers to 191.  </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_20_067" target="_blank">hud.gov</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Phoenix Housing Announces Deck Park Vista Redevelopment Proposalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1229Housing5/13/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1229/Newsroom_Housing_020.jpgPhoenix Housing Announces Deck Park Vista Redevelopment Proposal<div class="ExternalClass1BAAB30784DD49E5849817BE18864E35"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix Housing is continuing to create more affordable housing opportunities in the heart of the city. The redevelopment of Deck Park Vista Apartments will transform 56 affordable units into 201 affordable and workforce units in a prime location in Roosevelt Row. The two-acre property is located near Hance Park at Third and Moreland streets in the downtown core. After a competitive process, Phoenix Housing has selected a winning proposal that will be presented to the Phoenix City Council next month.</p> <p> <strong>Winning Proposer: <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Native American Connections (NAC)</strong> </p> <p>NAC is a nonprofit organization and a leader in developing, building, and managing high-quality housing. NAC currently manages 500 units of affordable housing in Phoenix. NAC communities include on-site supportive programs and activities that help residents improve their ability to lead healthy lifestyles while increasing financial stability and self-sufficiency.</p> <p> <strong>Proposed Development:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Affordable Units - 126</li> <li>Workforce Units - 75</li> <li>Total Units - 201</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Project Timeline:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>City Council Award Approval - June 2020</li> <li>Design Completion - Summer 2021</li> <li>Construction Begins - October 2021</li> <li>Project Completion/Move-In - November 2023</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Proposal Amenities:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Comprehensive Supportive Services provided by NAC</li> <li>First Floor Commercial Space - potential uses may include a small healthcare or dental health provider, child care provider, dog washing company</li> <li>Secured interior courtyard, community room, fitness center, outdoor barbeque area, and security cameras installed throughout the propertt</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Resident Relocation:</strong> </p> <p>All current residents will be offered a comparable unit at one of the 13 other senior housing sites owned by Phoenix Housing. Relocation will occur at the city’s cost by offering residents the option to utilize a moving company procured by the city or receive a relocation stipend. Residents desiring to move back to the current site will have the first right of return and receive a similar stipend to assist with their move back.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing
Phoenix Provides Food to Public Housing Residents in Face of Coronavirushttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1095Housing3/27/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1095/Newsroom_Housing_019.jpgPhoenix Provides Food to Public Housing Residents in Face of Coronavirus<div class="ExternalClassEC2BF839E918485484361C8E966B0F60"><html> <p> In 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.  </p><p> 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.    </p><p> </p><p> 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> . Resident s with questions about city services and programs affected can call 602-262-3111 or e-mail  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>.   </p> <br> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingHousing

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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