13 registered comments
June 2, 2016, 12:41 AM
i love the city of tamara i think it's a great idea for the government grants to help low income family like myself to be able to fix their house and keep the community looking nice and clean.especially with all these new townhouses building up around us.hope i'll be luck on draft day.
May 26, 2016, 11:12 AM
Just the consideration of the Housing Assistance program by the City of Tamarac is an inspiration for families like mines to purchase a home within this beautiful city. I have placed myself on the call list for this program awhile ago in hopes of receiving first time home buyers assistance.
May 22, 2016, 2:37 AM
I've been a Tamarac resident for almost 28 years. I own a 40 year old condo that needs repairs and updating. I am permanently disabled due to Multiple Sclerosis and receive SSDI. Although I might not be a lottery recipient, I am glad that Tamarac offers a financial assistance program.
Having read and reviewed the Housing Assistance Plan, I found only a few "typos". Where do I submit them?
Donna DiFalco inside Tamarac
May 21, 2016, 6:47 PM
I've been a homeowner in Tamarac for 27yrs. I've been retired for 9 yrs. I am in the very low income bracket and appreciate that Tamarac participates in the SHIP program. The lottery system for receiving the housing rehabilitation assistance is an improvement from the first come, first receive system.
On a separate note, Tamarac has not adopted the Senior Citizen's Additional Homestead Exemption Law while other Broward County municipalities have enacted the "local option" ordinance increasing the Senior Exemption to $50,000. I strongly urge Tamarac's elected officials to adopt the Senior Homestead enabling ordinance for the taxpayers in our city.
Irene Noel inside Tamarac
May 21, 2016, 9:32 AM
I am happy to see that The City of Tamarac is considering offering the Housing Assistance program for first time home buyers for the next three fiscal years. I was actually on the call list for 2015/2016, however I was later informed that Tamarac wasn't able to provide the funds for the first time home buyers program. I truly hope that Tamarac will be able to help moderate income families, like myself with the purchase of a home.
GERMAN PIZARRO inside Tamarac
May 20, 2016, 10:24 AM
I think these two programs are great. However, I feel that they should be offered to more than just two people at a time, per year. I am not only a Realtor but have also been a resident in the city of Tamarac for over 20 years and my first choice to show properties is my city of Tamarac. Like I mentioned, I am a Realtor and I myself have about 3 clients who are first time home buyers who grew up in Tamarac, and would like to purchase a home in Tamarac, but are discouraged by the number of allowed acceptance for the first time home buyers programs. Many first time home buyers are looking for as much financial assistance as they can get. Your city may be losing residents by only offering the programs to two people per year. Please reconsider the number of acceptance you allow per year. Thank you!
May 20, 2016, 1:42 AM
If I understand correctly only 2 families get purchase assistance each year and only 2 families get help with repairs each year. I feel that the City of Tamarac needs to find more money for this program. It is a great program and a good 1st draft. Your on the right track but so many more families need help. Residents appreciate what your trying to do but you can do better. Find more money and help more families!
Diane Lipscomb inside Tamarac
May 19, 2016, 10:27 AM
I think this is great plan to help potentially new homeowners and existing homeowners to stay in their home. This plan provides a stable community, which in turn provides stable household. Existing homeowners need home repair assistance, in order to stay in their homes. Assisting homeowners with home repairs, in turn stabilizes the environment and community.
carolee lucenti inside Tamarac
May 19, 2016, 9:16 AM
this looks good. we do need more housing buildings with apartments for people over 55 with low income. This is one area that seems to be sparse and very difficult to find. carolee lucent, fla.
May 18, 2016, 10:57 PM
How will we know when to apply? Will an email with deadlines and detailed instructions be sent out?
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