Media Coverage

Tampa affordable housing residents get free ultra-high-speed internet

06.29.20

Slow or non-existent internet is no longer a problem inside The Tempo. The Tempo at ENCORE! is already one of the hottest places to live in Tampa. There is a move-in waiting list of more than 5,800 people. But for those waiting, there is good news on the horizon. The Tampa Housing Authority is building two more buildings just like it in the ENCORE! project.
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HUD Secretary Gives Tampa’s ENCORE District Thumbs Up

06.24.20

TAMPA, FL — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson commemorated Juneteenth on Friday by touring the ongoing community revitalization efforts in Tampa’s first Black neighborhood, known as ENCORE!® today.

Funded with HUD support, ENCORE! is a mixed-use revitalization effort in the once-thriving African American Central Avenue neighborhood just north of downtown.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Talks Juneteenth, Race Relations, President Trump

06.19.20

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson says he supports the idea of a national holiday marking “Juneteenth.”

To mark the occasion, he visited a historic, century-old African American church that is set to become a museum. The church is located at ENCORE!, itself the site of a formerly segregated neighborhood in downtown Tampa. He says race relations have improved tremendously in his lifetime and thinks people just aren’t talking about things that are positive.

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Developer to add first market-rate apartment complex to Tampa urban renewal project

06.19.20

The Independent at ENCORE! gives fresh impetus to Tampa Housing Authority’s efforts to complete the ENCORE! project on the edge of downtown, officials say.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to visit Tampa redevelopment project Friday

06.18.20

TAMPA — Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential candidate and current secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be in Tampa on Friday morning to tour the ENCORE! redevelopment project.

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