DGM Housing Grant Programs

Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Housing Grant Programs

The Housing Grant Programs in this section are administered by the Housing and Community Development Division within the Department of Development & Growth Management.


Information on the Development & Growth Management Department can be found on their department page by following this link.

Division Finance Information

Division Name: Housing and Community Development

DIVISION WEBSITE: https://www.tampa.gov/housing-and-community-development

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Housing Programs

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 Tampa City limits and/or within the East Tampa CRA footprint. Depending on eligible homebuyers' annual income, they can receive a maximum amount of $30,000 from the DARE Program, and a maximum amount of $15,000 from the East Tampa CRA program. As a result, some applicants received the maximum amount of $45,000 toward the purchase of their home.

Down Payment Assistance Clients Served by Quarter


The chart above shows the number of eligible clients that recieved down payment assistance on a quarterly baisis to purchase a home within the City of Tampa.

Down Payment Assistance Amounts Distributed by Quarter


The chart above shows the amount of down payment assistance that was distributed on a quarterly basis to eligible clients to purchase a home within the City of Tampa.

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program

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.

Owner Occupied Rehabilitations by Quarter

The chart above shows the number of homes repairs completed on a quarterly basis for eligible homeowners within the City of Tampa in need of assistance.

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Payments by Quarter


The chart above shows the number of Owner Occupied Rehabilitation payments made on a quarterly basis to eligible City of Tampa homeonwers in need of assistance to make home repairs.

Operating Budget Analysis

This Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Grant, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Grant programs are funded by federal grants. Federal grant requirements enable spending over multiple years. Current FY2021 reflects both the FY2021 entitlement amount and the remaining grant fund balances, which rolled over from prior year allocations. In FY2022, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding the City:


$3,342,708 in CDBG funds, a 3.8% increase over the FY2021 award;

$274,681 in ESG funds, a 1.7% decrease from the FY2021 award;

$1,748,033 in HOME grant funds, a 2.3% increase from the FY2021 award; and

$4,378,068 in HOPWA grant funds, a 4.8% increase over the FY2021 award.


The Florida Housing Finance Corporation state grant funds the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) grant program. State grant regulations enable spending over multiple years. Current FY2021 reflects both the FY2021 entitlement amount and the remaining grant fund balances, which rolled over from prior year allocations. In FY2022, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation is awarding the City $2,598,797 in SHIP grant funds. FY2021 SHIP funding was vetoed from the budget by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, in an effort to focus on deploying the CARES Act funds.


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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Total Budget

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, a formula-based annual entitlement program, is used to create viable, urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities. This program benefits those that meet a national objective of low- and moderate- income persons, by eliminating slum and blight, or by responding to an urgent need.


CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

Public Service - CDBG funded projects provide a range of activities through programs operated by independent organizations under contract with the City. FY2022 activities will include education, job training, social services, youth programs, and housing services.


Housing and Public Facility Improvements - Additional projects are carried out by independent non-profit organizations to create affordable housing opportunities and improve public service facilities for increased access to such services, as well as improved economic opportunities.


In addition, Housing Counseling services are provided by the City and local non-profits to benefit low-income households with housing financial challenges. Other services provided by the City include infrastructure improvements in eligible areas. The estimated allocation for Housing and Community Development Activities for FY2022 is $3,342,708.


FY2022 Community Development Block Brant (CDBG) Budget

Administration: $668,541

CDBG Program Activities: $2,674,167

Total: $3,342,708

CDBG Operating Budget

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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Total Budget

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is designed to support essential services related to emergency shelter and street outreach, emergency shelter operation and renovation, short-term and medium-term rental assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and the Homeless Management Information Systems. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Planning Process, the City shall collaborate with representatives of the local Continuum of Care lead agency to review and evaluate proposals for the FY2022 ESG program. The City will continue to focus on increasing the availability and accessibility of suitable living environments in support of the local Continuum of Care 5-year strategic plan to end homelessness by providing emergency shelter and related services.


CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

The City of Tampa currently partners with non-profit partners to carry out Shelter Operations and Rapid ReHousing. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Planning Process, the City will complete the reviews of funding proposals to be received this summer for FY2022 ESG funding allocations.


Total Funding FY2022: $274,681

ESG Operating Budget

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HOME Investment Partnerships Total Budget

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

The Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program provides a variety of affordable housing activities including expanding the supply of suitable housing for low- to very low- income families. The City provides assistance to renters, first-time homebuyers, and existing homeowners with funding for rehabilitation and housing acquisition and rehabilitation assistance to designated Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). HOME funds will be used for the rehabilitation of single-family units by nonprofit organizations, development subsidy for the construction of new multi-family rental developments, acquisition and rehab, mortgage assistance and tenant based rental assistance.


CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

The City of Tampa currently partners with non-profits to administer the homeowner rehabilitation program, and CHDO activity. The first-time homebuyer program is administered directly by the City of Tampa Housing and Community Development staff. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Planning Process, the City will complete the reviews of funding proposals to be received this summer for FY2022 HOME funding allocations.


Total Funding FY2022: $1,748,033

HOME Operating Budget

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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Total Budget

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing assistance and related supportive services for low- and moderate- income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their affected family members. HOPWA funds are allocated to the City of Tampa to provide services throughout the Tampa Bay area including Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. The City collaborated with representatives of the four counties to review and evaluate proposals for FY2022 HOPWA funding. The City will focus on increasing the availability and accessibility of decent, affordable housing for income-eligible persons with HIV/AIDS for approximately 764 persons.


CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

The City of Tampa partners with non-profit agencies across the four counties to provide Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Short-term Rent, Mortgage and Utility assistance, Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing, Support Services which include mental health and substance abuse counseling, day care, nutritional services and assistance in gaining access to local, state and federal government benefits and services. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Planning Process, the City will complete the reviews of funding proposals to be received this summer for FY2022 HOPWA funding allocations.


Total Funding FY2022: $4,378,068

HOPWA Operating Budget

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State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Total Budget

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

Since its inception, the City of Tampa has been annually awarded State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program funds. The activities identified in the City’s Local Housing Assistance Plan guide show how those funds are spent. The City’s SHIP program is designed to meet the housing needs of the very low-, low-, and moderate-income households, expand the production and preservation of affordable housing, and increase the supply and delivery of safe, decent, and affordable housing in the City of Tampa.


CURRENT OPERATIONS AND INITIATIVES:

The City’s SHIP program will consist of implementing programs and funding projects utilizing program income and allocated funds. Activities are selected based on the priorities in the Local Housing Assistance Plan, which was updated for the 2019-2022 fiscal years.


The City will receive a total allocation of $2,598,797 for FY2022. These funds along with unexpended funds and program income received will be utilized for Mortgage Assistance, Owner Occupied Rehabilitation (including for Special Needs persons), as well as rehabilitation of multi-family rental properties to expand the supply of affordable housing.


Total Funding FY2022: $2,598,797

SHIP Operating Budget

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