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  • Affordable Housing Development

    Pima County Affordable Housing Bond Program

    For more information contact Betty Villegas, Program Manager
    Betty.Villegas@pima.gov
    (520) 724-2461

    In May 2004, the voters of Pima County approved General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $10,000,000 for the purpose of funding the Pima County Affordable Housing Bond Program. Non-profit corporations, units of government and licensed builders in the private sector through an open and continuous application process may request bond funds for the development of affordable housing units.

    Funding requests are approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors upon the recommendation of the Pima County Housing Commission. Applications are received by CNDC staff who prepare preliminary evaluations of the proposals for review by the housing commission. Upon direction of the housing commission, CDNC will prepare contracts committing bond funds to projects are executed by the Board of Supervisors and the successful applicants. See the Pima County Affordable Housing Bond Program 2011-2012 Annual Report.

    Program Documents:

    Pima County Housing Commission

    In November, 2004, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to establish the Pima County Housing Commission consisting of eleven members including two appointed by each Supervisor and one member appointed by the County Administrator. Through their mission to increase the amount of affordable housing for low and median income families, the commission is accountable to the public by providing oversight for the affordable housing bond program. With support from the Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation Department, the housing commission receives resources necessary to evaluate funding proposals, prepare funding recommendations to the Board, and monitor projects which the Board approves for housing bond funds. Housing Commission meeting Information.

    Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

    HOME funds are allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Pima County as a member of a HOME Consortium with the City of Tucson. HOME funds assist low income families with affordable housing through new construction, housing rehabilitation and down-payment assistance. Developers of affordable housing (include homeownership and rental) may apply for HOME funds as gap for projects that meet the both HUD and the Consortium’s criteria.

    Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) are certified by the Consortium to develop affordable housing for the communities they serve and may be eligible to receive funding for the purpose of developing projects.

    Information about the HOME Program

    • City of Tucson/Pima County HOME Consortium 2010-2015 HUD
    • 2013 Pima County Annual Action Plan

    Applications and procedures for requesting funds are available on the internet: at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/home-ownership

    For information on program requirements and fund availability, please contact the following nonprofit agencies currently building homes with Pima County's HOME Program subsidy:

    Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO's)

    HOME Rental Development Program

    Pima County receives federal HOME program funds through a Consortium arrangement with the City of Tucson and seeks to construct or improve rental housing for Pima County's low-income residents. Pima County directs its funding resources to serve the unincorporated areas of Pima County, designated stress and rural development areas of the County, the City of South Tucson, Town of Marana and Town of Sahuarita.

    Applications and procedures for requesting funds are available on the internet at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/hcd/home-ownership

    Resources:

    • Compliance in HOME Rental Projects: A Guide for Property Owners HUD manual
    • Technical Guide for Determining Income and Allowances for the HOME Program HUD Guide
    • HOME and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidebook new from HUD
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    Tucson, AZ 85713

    Phone: (520) 724-3777
    Fax: (520) 724-6796 


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