|Buying a Home - Dreams Do Come True - Section 32 Housing||The Section 32 Homeownership Program is offered to first-time homebuyers who are at or below 80% the Area Median Income (AMI), and who will use the home as their primary residence. The purchase price will be the current appraised value of the home. Eligible properties must pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection. Homeownership, financial fitness and hands-on maintenance classes are also required.|
|City Update - City of Phoenix Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance||Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign. Throughout the course of the campaign, more than 66,800 low- and moderate- income families have received more than $88 million in federal funds at free tax preparation sites across Phoenix. Nationally, EITC lifted an estimated 6.5 million people out of poverty, including 3.3 million children.|
|Cool In Your Zip - Encanto Park - 85007||Check out one of Forbes Magazine's Best City Parks in America! In Phoenix's 85007, this park has it all from an amusement park to golf courses and a lagoon for paddle boating... plus much more! Encanto Park is Cool in Your Zip! |
|Don't Be A Victim! - City of Phoenix Self-Defense Class - Common Self-Defense Myths||Don’t Be A Victim! Instructor, Jui Chiu, explains why some self-defense methods don’t work. Chiu works for the city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and has a background in martial arts and law enforcement.|
|City Update - PHX C.A.R.E.S. leads with services to help those experiencing homelessness||PHX C.A.R.E.S. leads with services to help those experiencing homelessness find long term solutions.
PHX C.A.R.E.S. sends trained outreach teams, that take the time to build rapport and trust with people on the street, to encourage them to accept the services and resources that are offered to help end their homelessness.
Visit phoenix.gov/phxcares for more information|
|City Update - Get Your Taxes Done for FREE - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance||City Update - Get Your Taxes Done for FREE - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance |
|Spring Training Maryvale Baseball Park- City Update||Spring Training Maryvale Baseball Park- City Update|
|City Update-- Echo Canyon Recreation Area is Now Open for Hikers|
|Cool in Your Zip - Elevate Yoga - 85004||What's cool in 85004? Aerial Yoga... Check out "Elevate Yoga & Wellness," where traditional yoga is taken to new heights!
|City Update-- VITA Tax Preparation|
|Phoenix Section 8 Housing Information - City Update||The city of Phoenix Housing Department will accept online applications for the Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Once the application period closes, 10,000 applicants will be randomly selected using a lottery system and will be placed on the wait list.
"We are thrilled that Phoenix can now offer this program electronically versus having residents stand in long lines and fill out applications by hand," said Cindy Stotler, Housing Department Director. "Customer service comes first and in order to better serve our customers, the online application will be offered in English and Spanish, residents will have several days to apply, and everyone will have an equal opportunity to get on the wait list through a lottery selection process."
Residents are required to complete their applications ONLINE ONLY at phoenix.gov/housing. Public facilities such as libraries and community centers will provide computer access at no cost.
The city's HCV program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is available for low-income individuals and families to provide safe and decent affordable housing. Program participants pay at least 30 percent of their adjusted gross monthly income toward their rent to a private landlord of their choice and the program pays the landlord the remaining balance of the rent. Families from the Section 8 wait list are selected in accordance with HUD requirements and local preferences.|
|On The Job, Angela Boozer, Head Start Case Worker, Human Services Department|
|City of Phoenix Planning and Development Inspectors||Planning and Development ensure safety and help the economy grow. Check out our inspectors at work at a new development at 6800 N. Mayo. |
|Inside Phoenix - The Intersection||Inside Phoenix - The Intersection|
|Phoenix 2020 – Cesar Chavez Park improvements||In this segment of Phoenix 2020, Councilman Nowakowski is on location in District 7 at the grand opening celebration of new amenities at Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. The segment features two short interviews, the first with Parks and Recreation Department Director Inger Erickson and the second with Parks and Recreation Board Chair Roger Peck. The improvements include a new, two-acre dog park that features separate areas for small and large dogs, drinking fountains for dogs, seating areas, and grass and decomposed granite surfaces as well as a new performance stage and soccer fields.|
|City Update - Parking Meters Fee Changes||PHXTV Station Manager Deborah Sedillo talks with Matt Heil of the Streets Transportation Department about the increase in fees for parking meters that take effect Aug. 18, 2014.|
|City Update-- Outstanding Young Man and Woman Awards||Kweilin Waller from the Neighborhood Services Department explains how to apply for the Outstanding Young Man and Woman awards.|
|The Amazing Library Card - Phoenix Public Library||What’s the most important card to have in your wallet?
A Phoenix Public Library card! With your Phoenix Public
Library card, you too can possess the power of checking out up to 35 physical items from one of our 17 locations; have immediate access to thousands of eBooks, eMusic and eVideo; and be the first to know about premiere family events…just to name a few!
A library card from Phoenix Public Library is your all-access pass to a world of knowledge! Check out books, magazines, Audiobooks, DVDs and CDs at any of our Valley locations,or access our online collection eResources anywhere, anytime.
It’s all free with your library card. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.
Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and
the Burton Barr Central Library.|
|News Conference - Compliance Assistance Program – Jan. 25, 2016||Councilman Michael Nowakowski of District 7, encourages residents with past due traffic fines to consider Compliance Assistance Program.|
|Housing Supportive Services Coordinator Zona Pacheco - Doing What Matters||The city has great partners for many different projects, but one in particular is a unique partnership program that was developed by city employee Zona Pacheco. Zona works with the Housing Department as a Housing Supportive Services Coordinator. She established an internship program with the Arizona State University School of Social Work that works with full time staff providing case management to over 450 Hope VI public housing residents.
Student interns from both the Masters and Bachelors Programs are provided real work experience providing case management and program development while earning their degree. Today, the program has grown to approximately 15 interns each year. Other partnerships with AARP and Phoenix Job Corps provide work based learning experiences at no cost to the city.|
|New Dog Park and Basketball Courts at Esteban Park - On The Go With Kate Gallego||On this segment of On the Go Councilwoman Gallego, celebrates the grand opening of a dog Park and new basketball courts at Esteban Park. The dog park is the first in the South Phoenix, South Mountain area.|
|Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign - City Update 2016||Since 2003, the City of Phoenix Human Services Department has implemented an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign. Throughout the course of the campaign, more than 53,000 low- and moderate- income families have received more than $74 million in federal funds at free tax preparation sites across Phoenix. Nationally, EITC lifted an estimated 6.5 million people out of poverty, including 3.3 million children.
Every year millions of dollars in tax refunds go unclaimed because people are unaware of the various credits available to them such as the EITC, a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. For more info visit phoenix.gov/eitc|
|Inside Phoenix - City of Phoenix Completes Automated Meter Reading Project||Recently the City of Phoenix Water Services Department installed the last Automated Meter Reader, completing a project that started in 2004 and replaced all 430,00 water meters in the City of Phoenix.
The Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Project was designed to replace existing manually read water meters with radio transmitter equipped meters that allow staff to automatically record water usage with hand held or mobile computers. The Water Services Department currently bills approximately 430,000 metered water accounts monthly.|
|Christine Mackay, Phoenix Community Economic Director explains why the City of Phoenix is Hot!||Christine Mackay, Phoenix Community Economic Director explains why the City of Phoenix is Hot!|
|Public Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation Promo||Public Works - Solid Waste and Sanitation Promo|