First Shop Opens in New Downtown Winter Garden Plant Street Exchange Building

Downtown Winter Garden’s newest building, Plant Street Exchange, is nearly complete and its first occupant, Apricot Lane Boutique, has opened. More retail shops and restaurants, as well as an adjacent City park, will open this summer. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tanja Gerhartz June 25, 2021 407-947-1720  tgerhartz@cwgdn.com  First Shop Opens in New Downtown Plant Street…

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Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Opens First Time Homebuyer Program

The Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) First Time Homebuyer Program is now open. Eligible first-time buyers can receive down payment and/or closing cost assistance of up to $10,000 and current residents of the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) may receive up to $15,000. “We’re hoping residents will take advantage of this program to help achieve the…

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CRA hosts a presentation with one of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time

Haines City’s CRA invites affiliates and partner agencies to join in a virtual session with renowned Joe Minicozzi, AICP, of Urban3. Mr. Minicozzi’s lecture will discuss community redevelopment and economic growth – “he will challenge your perception of market forces and how they affect the built environment.” Scheduled for June 1, 2021, from 12:00 noon…

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Federal Programs for Affordable Housing Investment – Webinar (May 11, 2021)

Establishing partnerships and assembling a diverse capital stack are key components when financing housing developments, yet financing and technical assistance from the federal government is often overlooked. HUD manages several key finance programs that are integral to affordable housing development in urban areas, and the USDA does the same for rural areas across the country.…

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DEO Accepting Applications for Citizen Advisory Committee for Mitigation

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation Program is now accepting applications and nominations for its Citizen Advisory Committee for Mitigation. Required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Committee will serve as a liaison between the communities and citizens located in state and HUD-designated Most Impacted and…

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Public Workshops and Webinar to Access Nearly $47 Million in Mitigation Funding for Hurricane Michael Impacted Communities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael will have the opportunity to attend upcoming public workshops and a webinar to provide input on the state’s efforts to access $46.9 million in federal mitigation funding. To access this long-term mitigation funding, the Department will work with state agencies…

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City of Tarpon Springs Launch of New Community Engagement Platform

The City of Tarpon Springs is excited to announce that the new community engagement platform, Connect Tarpon Springs, has launched! Connect Tarpon Springs is a place for the community to get involved by sharing ideas and feedback on a variety of topics affecting our community! Connect Tarpon Springs allows members of the community to participate and contribute to…

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