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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/30/2020

The City of Gainesville Police Department (GPD) anticipates applying for Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program (CFHP) funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support long-term mitigation efforts by assisting the State of Florida and its local governments in minimizing or eliminating the risks and reducing losses from future disasters. This program is being administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) thru the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. A total of $75,000,000 in funding has been allocated by the DEO for the program. DEO has identified the following types of structures as critical facilities:

  • Potable water facilities
  • Wastewater facilities
  • Police departments
  • Fire departments
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency operation centers
  • Emergency shelters
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/10/2020

Starting Monday, April 13, Gainesville area restaurants will provide meals to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis. The City of Gainesville has partnered with the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and local restaurants to provide grab-and-go meals seven days a week for community members in need.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/11/2020

During the 2010 Census, an estimated 40,000 people were not counted in the Alachua County area. This resulted in an estimated loss of nearly 400 million dollars over the past ten years. This year, we have an opportunity to make sure that we are getting the funding our community needs and deserves. We need your help! Through our Census Mini Grant Program, the City of Gainesville is offering five grants of up to $3,000 each to local community organizations to help us make sure that every person living in our area is counted.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/10/2020

Please note this event has been postponed.

The City of Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) is sharing its 10-Year Reinvestment Plan at a public event at the Cade Museum (811 S. Main St.) Tuesday, March 17 from 6-8 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/21/2020

A draft Housing Action Plan is available for review online. The draft includes recommendations that offer eight strategies to address the challenges the City of Gainesville faces with affordable housing development including the financing and ensuring long-term affordability of units. To schedule a neighborhood or group meeting, or to provide feedback, please contact Phimetto Lewis at 393-8862. A telephone town hall is also being scheduled for April.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
2/17/2020

The City of Gainesville is implementing a pilot Land Donation Program that is designed to extend and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations to develop affordable housing throughout the city. For that reason, the city has implemented a pilot program is offering to donate city-owned residential parcels to nonprofit organizations for the development of new affordable housing. Prior to issuing a solicitation for nonprofit organizations to participate in the pilot program, the city is conducting an Industry Forum for the purpose of gathering ideas, feedback, input and other information related to the solicitation.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/23/2020

The Gainesville City Commission will host its second of four district town hall meetings on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.

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.

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