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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2020

The City of Gainesville is working to create a more equitable community from contracting to hiring practices to understanding our own unconscious partiality. Join us for our equity kickoff Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Heartwood Soundstage (619 S. Main St.) as we expand our equity and inclusion work in 2020.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/6/2020

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/9/2019

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning very low-, low- and moderate-incomes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/5/2019

Join the City of Gainesville for the Housing Discussion Series, hosted by the Housing & Community Development Division (HCD). The series intends to bring awareness to the nationwide housing crisis and engage our community in efforts to tackle housing challenges specific to the City of Gainesville. Through this series, residents and stakeholders will learn about high impact strategies that support housing that is affordable, and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the city's housing needs.

The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next ten years. The meetings will be held the week of November 4 in each of the four previous community redevelopment areas – Eastside, Fifth Ave Pleasant Street, Downtown and College Park University Heights.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/8/2019

The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next 10 years. The series kick-off meeting is Monday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, located at 837 SE Seventh Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/30/2019

The City of Gainesville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed recommendations to the City Commission regarding strategies and incentives to reduce the impacts of city regulations and policies on the cost of housing. The hearing is in room 201 of Thomas Center “B,” which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave.  Information about the proposed Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) will be presented, and the committee seeks to get feedback from residents concerning the proposed IRR.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/16/2019
The City of Gainesville Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park, located at 600 SW Depot Ave., be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The board will host a formal public hearing and discussion at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Building A, Room 105, 302 NE Sixth Ave. The advisory board may then take action regarding the request during a subsequent meeting. Policy requires that the city issue public notice of any renaming request. Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting and participate in the naming process.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/19/2019

Applications are now being accepted for the newly forming Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) Citizen Advisory Board. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters of community redevelopment with the GCRA. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at GTEC, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

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