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Phoenix Focused on Building Affordable Housinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1000Housing2/27/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1000/Newsroom_Housing_016.jpgPhoenix 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> <ul> <li><p> <strong>Monroe Gardens</strong> (14th 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> <li><p> <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> <li><p> <strong>Foothills Village</strong> (7th 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. </p></li> <li><p> <strong>Deck Park Vista</strong> (3rd 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 .  </p></li> <li><p> <strong>Habitat for Humanity Single-Family Homes on Matthew Henson vacant lots </strong> (near 7th 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. </p></li> </ul> <p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_01.jpg" alt="Affordable housing units" style="margin:5px;width:343px;height:172px;" />      </p> <p> <strong>Resident Assistance Supports Relocation </strong> </p><p> <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/housingNewshousingAffordable housing under constructionHousing#PHX #affordable #housingAffordable housing, HUD, Choice Neighborhoods, Habitat, redevelopmentAlejandro Montiel602-531-7987602-534-3443​alejandro.montiel@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/17/Alejandro_Montiel_Cordova.jpgPHXHousing

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/2/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass99EFDB74EC954A3EB443746B4669204B"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security12/2/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass74B914703CB545F39C6EA528FF954D5C"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Thursday, December 3, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 4, 2020</h3><p>Conchos Elementary School<br>1718 W. Vineyard Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, December 5, 2020</h3><p>Devonshire Community Center<br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85016<br>Council District 6<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 6, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 7, 2020</h3><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W. Alta Vista Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 8, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>8325 W. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 10, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>3511 W. Peoria Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>Council District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 11, 2020</h3><p>Longview School<br>1209 E. Indian School Rd.Phoenix, AZ 85014<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 12, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council Districts 2/3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, December 13, 2020</h3><p>D5<br>Washington Park<br>6655 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, December 14, 2020</h3><p>Valley View Elementary School<br>8220 S. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, December 15, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, December 17, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, December 18, 2020</h3><p>Irene Lopez Elementary School<br>4610 S. 12th St. Phoenix, AZ, 85040<br>Council District 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, December 19, 2020</h3><p>Acacia Library<br>750 E. Townley Ave.<br>Council District 3<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru Testing Sites</span></h2><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Trevor Browne High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><p>North High School<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointment encouraged at  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Councilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Indexhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/1648City Council District 412/3/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1648/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgCouncilwoman Pastor Applauds Eight Years of Perfect Scores on the Municipal Equality Index<div class="ExternalClassFB8A9F02165D4B0A9FD6271762672C5A"><html>​Today, the City of Phoenix received a perfect score of 100 for its efforts to ensure equal treatment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. 2020 marks the eighth year in a row that Phoenix has received a perfect score. <br><br>“Year after year, this perfect score is an example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our city's diversity. Phoenix's broad diversity is what makes our city a wonderful place to live and work for everyone. The momentum we have had since the 2012 expansion of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance has been extremely promising. <br><br>While the ordinance makes its unlawful to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in the areas of employment, public accommodations, housing and government contracts, discrimination still occurs. My office is proud to stand with the LGBTQ community as an ally every single day. Our fight for equality is far from over, but its important we continue to make strides and milestones, like this perfect score."<br><br>About the Municipal Equality Index (MEI): The MEI examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.<br><br><p>To access the full report, visit <a href="https://www.hrc.org/mei" target="_blank">hrc.org/mei</a>.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4News

 

 

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