Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Revitalizes targeted areas through economic development activities and housing market stabilization. NSP funds may be used for activities which include, but not limited to:
  • Establish financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed homes and residential properties;
  • Purchase and rehabilitate homes and residential properties abandoned or foreclosed;
  • Establish land banks for foreclosed homes;
  • Demolish blighted structures;
  • Redevelop demolished or vacant properties.


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  began the NeighborhoodFor more information please contact Marcos Ysmael, Housing Program Manager
(520) 724-2462

Stabilization Program (NSP1) to stabilize communities hardest hit by foreclosures,
delinquencies, and the decline of housing values. NSP provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties. Pima County received $3,086,867 in grant monies to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes. The program was authorized under Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

NSP1 project Highlights:

  • 11 newly renovated homes transferred to the City’s El Portal Program in January 2012 have generated $27,919 in rental Program Income during the first 8 full months of operation (Feb 2012 through Sept 2012).
  • Primavera has completed 5 new housing units and renovated 4 homes for a total of 9 new/redeveloped NSP1 homes in City of South Tucson; 5 have been sold, 2 rented and 2 units remain for sale/lease.
  • Ajo Plaza Redevelopment project (the redevelopment of 29,320 SF of vacant commercial space in the south building of the Ajo Plaza) is more than 99% complete, with just a few punch-list items remaining to be completed as of Dec 31, 2012. The owner and developer, International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA), has relocated its offices into 1 of the new retail bays and they have leased 5 additional new retail bays to local business owners, creating 6 new FT jobs and 2 PT jobs.  All of these newly leased retail bays were previously vacant “store-front” retail spaces located on the first floor of the South Plaza.


The Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership (PNIP) is a collaboration between Pima County and eight sub-grantees which was formed to apply for and implement the Neighborhood Stabilization Program-2 (NSP2) Grant. The $22.1 million NSP2 grant is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grant is targeted to 30 census tracts covering neighborhoods in south and central Tucson, as well as the City of South Tucson and an unincorporated area of Pima County.


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2797 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 724-7700

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(520) 724-9649

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