Housing Affordability Advisory Team
On August 21, 2019, Mayor Castor kicked off the Housing Affordability Advisory Team. The challenge for this team was to recommend approaches to address housing affordability in Tampa and to integrate these recommendations with other Mayoral priorities.
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The Dare to Own the Dream Homeownership Program (DARE) and the East Tampa CRA Down Payment Assistance Program are two City of Tampa initiatives that eligible home buyers can utilize to purchase a property within the City limits of Tampa and/or within the East Tampa CRA footprint. Depending on eligible homebuyers’ annual income, they can receive a maximum amount of $30,000.00 from the DARE Program, and a maximum amount of $15,000.00 from the East Tampa CRA program. As a result, some applicants received the maximum amount of $45,000.00 toward the purchase of their home.
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City of Tampa's Owner-Occupied Rehab
The City’s Owner Occupied Rehab Program is designed to help maintain decent, safe and affordable housing for Tampa’s low/moderate-income families. The program helps homeowners, who are financially unable to make the necessary repairs, bring their homes into compliance with the City’s Florida Building Code and Housing Quality Standards.