City Taking Applications for Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund Support

City Taking Applications for Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund Support

The City of Tallahassee will begin taking applications for those seeking support from the Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund, as announced on Jan. 28. The fund, which was approved by the City Commission last month, has a total of $250,000 available to assist landlords interested in or currently housing tenants who have been financially insecure. In […]

City Commission Approves Contractor for New Senior Center

City Commission Approves Contractor for New Senior Center

During their Jan. 27 meeting, the Tallahassee City Commissioners unanimously approved authorizing staff to negotiate a contract with Culpepper/One Day Came, a joint venture, for a new senior center. City staff used the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) approach in which a project must be executed within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), staff ranked Culpepper/One […]

UPDATED: County Commissioners Approve Emergency Rental Assistance Program

UPDATED: County Commissioners Approve Emergency Rental Assistance Program

During their Jan. 26 meeting, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners approved the Leon County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The Board accepted approximately $8.9 million in federal funding to establish the program intended “to assist low-income households that are unable to pay rent and utilities” due to the COVID-19 crisis. According to the agenda […]

City Commission Votes to Rename the Southern Strategy Area to the Southside Action Plan

City Commission Votes to Rename the Southern Strategy Area to the Southside Action Plan

At today’s City Commission retreat, the commissioners unanimously voted to rename the Southern Strategy Area (SSA) to the Southside Action Plan (SAP). They also appointed Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox as the lead commissioner for the SAP. Williams-Cox said the SSA’s goals were not achieved because it was not a priority. “It didn’t happen because it was […]