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Phoenix City Council Approves Funding to Create or Preserve More than 400 Affordable Housing Units https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/3088Housing5/1/2024 10:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3088/Newsroom_Housing_010.pngPhoenix City Council Approves Funding to Create or Preserve More than 400 Affordable Housing Units <div class="ExternalClass3D04AA487DC94263930B44406C186611"><html> <p> Today, the Phoenix City Council approved more than $9 million in federal grant funding that will create or preserve 432 units of affordable housing in Phoenix. The federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds will go toward six different properties across the city to create new affordable housing projects or preserve affordable housing through rehabilitation.  <br></p> <p> “In Phoenix, we are working with urgency to ensure that everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “The critical federal funding we approved today will enable developers to build or preserve housing across the city so more families in our community can access stable housing for decades to come.” <br></p> <p> New funding is being awarded to five different developers to enter into an Affordable Housing Loan Program agreement with the City. All the units will serve households with incomes at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) with 11 City HOME units serving households at or below 40 percent AMI. <br></p> <p> <strong>Garfield III</strong></p><div> </div> <p> Up to $2 million in federal HUD HOME funding for the new construction of a 60-unit permanent affordable multifamily housing community located at 1510 E. Portland St. (District 8). Developer: Garfield Veterans Housing III, LLC. <br></p> <p> <strong>Alex Apartments</strong> </p> <p> Up to $1.98 million for the new construction of a 59-unit affordable multifamily housing community located at 77 E. Weldon Ave. (District 4). Developer: Alex Apartments, LP. <br></p> <p> <strong>Kazan Apartments</strong> </p> <p> Up to $1 million for the new construction of a 72-unit affordable multifamily housing community located at 2911 and 2941 N. 43rd Ave. (District 4). Developer: BNB Development, LLC. <br></p> <p> <strong>Memorial Towers</strong> </p> <p> Up to $1 million for the rehabilitation of a 153-unit affordable multifamily housing community located at 1405 S. 7th Ave. (District 8). Developer: Memorial Towers (TC2) Senior Housing Limited Partnership. <br></p> <p> <strong>Resilient Living at Sunnyslope</strong> </p> <p> Up to $1.045 for the new construction of a 40-unit affordable multifamily housing community at 1815 W. Sahuaro Drive (District 3). Developer: Sahuaro Housing, LP. <br></p> <p> HOME funding is being increased for one developer, Osborn Pointe, LP, who had an existing contract with the City of Phoenix. <br></p> <p> <strong>Osborn Pointe</strong> </p> <p> Increasing funding by up to $1 million, for a total loan amount of $2 million, for the new construction of a 48-unit Permanent Supportive multifamily housing community located at 3406 N. 3rd St. (District 4). Developer: Osborn Pointe, LP. <br></p> <p> All units at this location will serve households with incomes at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). In exchange for the additional funding, the owner has agreed to increase the public benefit by including an additional 11 City HOME units, bringing the total HOME units at the project to 22 City HOME units serving households at or below 40 percent AMI.  <br></p> <p> <strong>Total Units: </strong> </p> <div> <ul> <li><p> Total units for all projects: 432  </p></li> <li><p> New units created: 279 ​ </p></li> <li><p> Units preserved through rehabilitation: 153 </p></li></ul></div><div> </div> <p> Once these units are completed, they will be added to the total count of units created or preserved through the Housing Phoenix Plan. The Housing Phoenix Plan was established in 2020, with the goal to create or preserve 50,000 units by 2030. As of March 2024, the City of Phoenix is more than 80% of the way to achieving that goal, with 40,091 units created or preserved so far.  <br></p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/housingsite/Documents/HPP_Qrtly_Report.pdf">Read the Housing Phoenix Plan Quarterly Report for January-March 2024. ​​</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingPhoenix skylineHousing@phxhousing, #PHXSolutions, #Housing #AffordableHousingAffordable Housing, Housing Phoenix Plan, HousingKristin Couturier602-568-8126kristin.couturier@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/49/Kristin_Courtier.jpgPHXHousing

 

 

Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/3142Community and Economic Development6/22/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3142/Newsroom_CED_036.jpgPhoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employers<div class="ExternalClass2C1792C7C3394576B2F2731018821C25"><html> <p> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ</strong>—The City of Phoenix Mobile Career Unit (MCU), recently hosted a successful event at UMOM, drawing over 150 job seekers and resulting in 65 on-the-spot job offers. Held on Wednesday, June 12, the MCU event saw a high turnout as community members explored job opportunities and connected with employers.  </p> <p>The event featured top employers such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Food City, and Bashas, actively seeking to fill vacant positions within their companies. Attendees had the chance to network and apply for various job openings in the food industry.</p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also expressed her excitement about the turnout and its positive impact on the local community. "I am thrilled to see so many job seekers taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with potential employers. This event is a great example of how our city is working on many fronts to support upward economic mobility and connect residents with meaningful employment opportunities," said Mayor Gallego. </p> <p>At the start of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department's Business and Workforce Division's program, the goal was to achieve 208 job offers by June 2025. As of Wednesday, the team has surpassed the program goal with 211 job offers, with another year remaining to serve the community.</p> <p>The MCU, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, is a part of the City of Phoenix's workforce development efforts to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. The unit travels around the city, bringing job opportunities directly to communities that may face barriers to accessing employment resources.</p> <p>"We are dedicated to helping individuals find meaningful employment and supporting our local businesses by connecting them with qualified candidates," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Director of the Business and Workforce Development Division for the City of Phoenix. "This event was a great success, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future." </p> <p>The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department encourages employers with workforce needs and individuals seeking employment or career advancement to take advantage of their services and attend upcoming events. For more information on upcoming events and resources available, please visit phoenix.gov/mayor/mcu.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br>Athena Sanchez <br>City of Phoenix <br>Community and Economic Development <br>Call/text: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNews
Phoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3141Parks and Recreation6/21/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3141/El-Oso-Sunscreen-Dispenser.jpgPhoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancer<div class="ExternalClass308CA226358745318F801EEEA515EEE4"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a partnership with IMPACT Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing skin cancer. This collaboration aims to enhance sun safety practices at various splash pad locations across the City by providing free sunscreen to park visitors.<br></p> <p>The decision to initiate this partnership comes as a response to the pressing need for increased awareness and prevention of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, which poses a significant health risk in Arizona's sunny climate. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 100,640 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2024 alone.</p> <p>"Our desert environment exposes us to intense UV radiation, making sun protection a critical aspect of public health," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Cynthia Aguilar. "By joining forces with IMPACT Melanoma, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community members and promote sun-safe behaviors."</p> <p>“IMPACT Melanoma is thrilled to partner with Phoenix Parks and Recreation to share melanoma prevention education and provide free sunscreen at neighborhood splash pads," said IMPACT Melanoma Executive Director Deb Girard.</p> <p>Under this partnership, IMPACT Melanoma will supply six portable sunscreen dispensers to be strategically placed at select splash pad locations throughout the City. These dispensers will be regularly maintained and refilled with sunscreen throughout the 2024 splash pad season, which runs from May 25 to October 1.</p> <p>The six splash pad sites participating in this initiative include:</p> <ul> <li>Altadena Park - 3711 E. Altadena Ave.</li> <li>Margaret T. Hance Park – 67 W. Culver St.</li> <li>El Oso Park - 3451 N. 75th Ave.</li> <li>Mariposa Park - 3150 W. Morten Ave.</li> <li>Nuestro Park - 1433 S. 9th St.</li> <li>Trailside Point Park - 7215 W. Vineyard Rd.</li> </ul> <p>The partnership agreement was unanimously approved by the Parks and Recreation Board, reflecting the collective dedication to safeguarding public health and promoting sun safety practices. As summer approaches, this collaborative effort stands as a testament to the City's commitment to the well-being of its residents.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Toolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3140Fire6/20/2024 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3140/BK3A9673-Enhanced-NR.jpghttps://youtu.be/V_6ygBrd5GwPhoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Tool<div class="ExternalClassC7629A4172BB4CAEAC249852214AD7CD"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This summer, the Phoenix Fire Department has introduced a new and innovative approach to treating heat victims: Cold Water Immersion. These specialized ice bags are being used to rapidly cool down individuals suffering from extreme heat-related illnesses, offering a quick and effective method to manage the often-dangerous effects of extreme heat.</span></p> <p>The cold-water immersion is used when a patient's temperature surpasses 104 degrees and they present with altered mental status. Once the patient is fully immersed in the ice, firefighter-paramedics constantly reevaluate vital signs including their temperature. The patient is removed from the bag when their temperature drops to 101 degrees. </p> <p>Since May 1st, every response vehicle within the Phoenix Fire Department has been outfitted with the equipment and necessary tools to integrate this method into standard protocol for dealing with heat-related emergencies. Training for the proper application and monitoring of this method has been provided to ensure effectiveness and safety to all 1,800 Phoenix Firefighters.</p> <p>At the beginning of May, one bag a week was used on average. Now nearing the end of June, the bags are used roughly three times a day. </p> <p>“This is a collaborative effort," Captain Rob McDade added. “We've worked with local E.R.'s, local doctors, our own medical director, our EMS department – we looked at how can we help those that we serve having critical heat emergencies?"</p> <p>As the excessive heat becomes more frequent and intense, this simple yet effective measure plays a crucial role in saving lives and enhancing emergency response capabilities. </p> <p>And the impact has already been seen. </p> <p>Battalion Chief Austin Moreland works within the Emergency Medical Services section and helped deploy this new program and training. He said, “We've already seen people who were extremely hot this year, who last year they might not have made it – and because of these efforts this year, they're leaving the hospital with no deficits."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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