Resources for Ybor City residents, including lists of neighborhood associations, utility companies and internet providers.
Ybor City neighborhood associations are a great way to meet the neighbors and learn more about all that living in Ybor City has to offer. Two neighborhood associations are active in Ybor City.
The mission of the Historic East Ybor and Gary Neighborhood Association (HEYGNA) is to provide:
- An open forum for residents, property owners, and local businesses to address matters in a strong and unified manner.
- Protect the integrity of Ybor City’s historic designation; preserve and enhance the culture, economy and well-being of the neighborhood.
- Build partnerships with other organizationsinfluence local government decisions on issues affecting Ybor City.
- Influence local government decisions on issues affecting Ybor City.
The mission of the East Ybor Historic and Civic Association is to:
- Serve, promote and protect the interests of residents and businesses in historic East Ybor.
- Identify and evaluate needs, disseminate information, collaborate with other groups and organizations, and take appropriate action to represent and support East Ybor with the common goal of improving the quality of life in our community .
The Barrio Latino Commission is in charge of preserving and maintaining the architectural integrity of Ybor City and its many defining features. They offer detailed design guidelines for those looking to build or renovate in the Ybor City Historic District.
The Barrio Latino Commission aims to balance the rich history and culture with the present day growth and demand for future developments.
For more information on navigating the Barrio Latino Commission visit:
Community Needs Grant
The Community Infrastructure Needs Grant provides funding for necessary commercial or residential construction of infrastructure, labor and material.
Eligible uses of Tax Increment Funds (TIF): Construction of infrastructure (i.e.
underground utilities and utility lines, sidewalk enhancements, decorative street lighting, brick street and granite curb restoration and alley improvements), labor and material. Applicant must pay property taxes.
Owner Occupied-Rehab (OOR) Program
City of Tampa Housing & Community Development accepts applications for the Owner Occupied-Rehab (OOR) Program.
Ybor City’s OOR Program is designed to help maintain decent, safe and affordable housing for Tampa’s low/moderate-income families. The program helps homeowners, that are financially unable to make the necessary repairs to bring their homes in to compliance with the City’s Florida Building Code and Housing Quality Standards.
Learn more by visiting the City of Tampa’s website.
Applications are being accepted now until further notice. You can download the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation application; or, to request an application packet, please call Housing & Community Development at (813) 274-7954 or can be picked up Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 4900 W. Lemon Street, Tampa, FL 33609.