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Construction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Mondayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1803Street Transportation3/12/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1803/Newsroom_Streets_031.pngConstruction to Repair 7th Street Bridge Set to Begin Monday<div class="ExternalClass00B96AEC6954464192E0F9C503EC3B56"><html> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​A fire on Feb. 28 caused significant damage to the 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River. Construction to repair the bridge will begin on Monday, March 15. The bridge will remain closed for approximately six months.<br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Today, infrastructure is being installed at the river bottom, underneath the bridge, to support the reconstruction work and allow construction access.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Because of the damage caused by the fire, and upon extensive structural analysis, it was determined that approximately 35% of the bridge needs to be removed and rebuilt.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The City of Phoenix is committed to reopening the bridge as safely and quickly as possible and asks for your patience as work continues. Please take an alternate route when possible and allow extra time when traveling through this area. The area is an active construction zone -- always exercise caution in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;">Traffic Impacts</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">The 7th Street Bridge over the Salt River remains closed. Restrictions are in place on 7th Street between Broadway Road and the I-17.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Motorists are encouraged to use 7th Avenue or 16th Street as alternative routes. Nearby travel restrictions are detailed below. Follow <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?3eb72eb554172662fa07da56c5d7a998f406d07c789713e0" target="_blank">@StreetsPHX</a> on Twitter for updates.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">North of the bridge:</p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure south of University Drive.</li> <li>Lane restrictions from I-17 to University Drive.</li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">South of the bridge:<br></p> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Hard closure north of Victory Street.</li> <li>Soft closure at Elwood Street – local traffic only.<br></li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Bus Service Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road.</li> <li>The last bus stops before the detour are Mohave Street and Broadway Road. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></li> <li>Riders can check out detour details at <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?1ea9efc23d2d002acd9919a37a441544baac9945b3225eff" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Parks, Preserves and Trails Impacts</strong> </h2> <ul style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <li>The 7th Street Trailhead is temporarily closed and access to trails under the 7th Street bridge is restricted.  </li> <li>The trailheads at 16th Street and Central Avenue are open, and hikers are able to travel west of 16th Street and east of Central Avenue, but will be required to turn around before reaching the area near the 7th Street bridge.</li> </ul> <div style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </div> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Background Information</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c6119bec3c1e9b46c4d04ff49a133292feb8124d4cf8fb1e" target="_blank">PHX Newsroom</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;"> <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?aa6cc8110a3a63b12b73bf1f53e316425fb23b99cae28405" target="_blank">Press Conference</a> <br> </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">​<br></p> <h2 style="line-height:1.4;"> <strong>Media Contacts</strong> </h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?a76d15edca9194881d679e0deb6db0dad4bb967f93e84573" target="_blank">ashley.patton@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;font-size:13.3333px;">Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?c9907c0df93cd1d8120881f7401b2a4bb54a884f33a94b9f" target="_blank">gregg.bach@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationDamage to the 7th Street Bride from 2/28 fireStreets@StreetsPHX #PHXTraffic @PhoenixParks @ValleyMetro @PhoenixMetroBus7th Street BridgeAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgStreetsPHX

 

 

Phoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holdershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2509Housing9/30/2022 8:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2509/newsroom _housing_001.pngPhoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holders<div class="ExternalClassACA83BCD159D4DBA994372153FA7143F"><html> ​ <span style="font-size:12pt;">​The City of Phoenix now has more Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to help low-income renters have access to safe, decent, affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded 88 new HCVs to the city’s Housing Department, marking the first non-competitive, general-purpose voucher increase in quite some time. The Housing Department currently has 7,162 vouchers, with the additional 88 becoming effective on October 1.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">Additionally, the money tied to HCVs will now go much further in Phoenix with the newly released Fair Market Rents (FMR) from HUD. Annual FMRs refer to the amount of money needed to cover rent and utilities on 40% of rental housing in a given area. While most of the country’s FMRs will increase by about 10% on Oct. 1, Phoenix has seen so much rent growth recently that FMRs will be going up by more than 30%.*</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">These numbers are important because the Phoenix Housing Department uses them to determine Payment Standards -- how much money a voucher recipient can receive. The increase to FMRs elevates the value of vouchers, giving more opportunities for voucher holders to find rental housing in the private market. Currently, Phoenix’s HCV Payment Standards are set to 120% of FMRs.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">*Table 1. Fair Market Rents (FMR) Year-to-Year % Increases for Phoenix, AZ</span><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">1-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">3-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">4-Bedroom</span><br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2018 to 2019</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2019 to 2020</span>​<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​10%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​9%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​8%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2020 to 2021</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2021 to 2022</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​3%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​3%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2022 to 2023</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​34%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​33%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​31%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​31%<br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNews
City of Phoenix Recognizes Ten Years of 'Paint Phoenix Purple' —​​​​​​​ a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaignhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2508Human Services9/30/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/mgbPXKyb4tICity of Phoenix Recognizes Ten Years of 'Paint Phoenix Purple' —​​​​​​​ a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign<div class="ExternalClassA5937701E6C94B378C75465E0DC51B4B"><html> <p>October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — raising awareness around one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">Paint Phoenix Purple</a> is a City of Phoenix awareness campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. <br><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Here are just a few accomplishments over the last 10 years:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Created and distributed more than 80k resources to community partners with information on local shelters, safety planning, and identifying domestic violence</p> </li> <li> <p>Created a centralized screening hotline for placement in local shelters</p> </li> <li> <p>Offered trainings classes to City of Phoenix employees and the community on subjects such as the Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative (ACASI) and domestic violence in the LGBTQIA+ community</p> </li> <li> <p>Reached more than 75k students through outreach events at local high schools with lunch time resource fairs, football and volleyball games, and classroom trainings</p> </li> <li> <p>Raised approximately $12k through an online store created for City employees and community members to purchase Paint Phoenix Purple merchandise to wear during the month of October; proceeds benefited the <a href="https://www.acesdv.org/" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.acesdv.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence</a> (ACESDV)</p> </li> <li> <p>Collected more than 30k items including toiletries, cleaning supplies, new clothing, pet items, and prepaid cell phones for local shelters through an annual donation in conjunction with ACESDV <br></p> </li> </ul> <p>Additionally, the City’s <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank">Family Advocacy Center</a> (FAC) made major strides forward, including:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Launched an Order of Protection Pilot program in February 2014 – the FAC worked with other valley law enforcement to develop service processes when orders obtained in Phoenix must be served elsewhere</p> </li> <li> <p>In February 2016, FAC received Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Arizona Department of Public Safety to implement a mobile victim advocacy project, allowing the expansion of service delivery beyond the walls of the FAC </p> </li> <li> <p>Victim Services Division developed a new electronic system for assigning referrals to Victim Advocates in December 2019, allowing Advocates to spend more time providing services to crime victims<br></p> </li> </ul> <p>Join the City in recognizing this important initiative all throughout the month. See a calendar of events below and <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">more details here</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a style="text-align:center;background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank"><img style="width:550px;height:678px;" border="0" vspace="0" hspace="0" alt="Paint Phoenix Purple 2022 Calendar.PNG" align="middle" data-placement="custom" src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5918.png?1664561562650" /></a><br></p><p>​If you or someone you know is a victim, please call 1-800-799-HELP (7233) or <a href="/police/domesticviolence" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/police/domesticviolence" target="_blank">visit this page for more resources</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideo
Papago Park All-Abilities Fishing Dock Ready for All FIshershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2507Parks and Recreation9/30/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2507/Papago-Park-ADA-Accessible-Fishing-Dock.jpgPapago Park All-Abilities Fishing Dock Ready for All FIshers<div class="ExternalClass9D567A4C559F4A76B16AC7158AA83F1E"><html> <p>​To increase fishing access for everyone at Papago Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is unveiled an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved covered fishing dock on Thursday, September 29, 2022.<br></p> <p>Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the Parks and Recreation Department worked with The Mission Continues, a 9/11 veteran's group, to help build the dock, that will ensure everyone, regardless of ability, is able to fish and enjoy the outdoors. </p> <p>“Fishing is a great pastime that any person, of any ability, should have access to," Councilman Sal DiCiccio said. “I am proud to have worked with our City and other partners to expand accessibility in meaningful ways for our residents, and I encourage you to come check out the new dock!" </p> <p>“This unique dock will help ensure people of all abilities can enjoy all that Papago Park has to offer," Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar said. “It is a small step toward our goal to provide all residents with access to recreation amenities."</p> <p>To make accessibility even easier, the location for the fishing dock is on the largest pond adjacent to the main parking area which includes multiple ADA parking spaces.  <br></p><p>The fishing dock is located at 625 N. Galvin Parkway next to the main entrance of Phoenix Zoo. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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