TIA receives $5.3M DOT grant for airfield upgrades

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that Tampa International Airport received a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for important airfield upgrades. The new infrastructure dollars follow two other significant transportation announcements: New Tampa International Airport flights to Cuba and new, modern buses for HART. All are welcome news for hard-working families and businesses of Tampa Bay.

ConnectHOME initiative expands high-speed Internet to more working families, low-income students in Tampa Bay

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced that Tampa was selected as one of only 27 communities nationwide to participate in ConnectHOME, which promotes locally tailored solutions to help bridge the gap in digital access for working-class households by addressing the barriers they have to high-speed broadband.

U.S. Rep. Castor’s statement on today’s trade package vote

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Pet“I am fundamentally concerned with higher wages and opportunities for my neighbors, small businesses and America’s working families. The trade package will create winners and losers in the global economy and I refuse to allow American workers to be the losers, so I voted no today.

U.S. Rep. Castor highlights urgency in moving forward with high-speed ferry project

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) sent the attached letter today to the Hillsborough County Commission, Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill, Hillsborough County MPO Executive Director Beth Alden, Port Tampa Bay Authority Board, Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson urging them to move forward on the region’s high-speed ferry project.

Housing Help Available for Floridians

Washington, DC - June 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced today that $418 million is now available to help Floridians with bridge loans for mortgages through the Obama Administration’s “Hardest Hit Fund,” which will be directed to the state Housing Finance Agency and will immediately assist homeowners

Castor, St. Petersburg Leaders Break Ground on New Home

Washington, DC - April 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Mayor Bill Foster and community leaders marked the groundbreaking today of new housing in the city of St. Petersburg under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Neighborhood Stabilization initiative funds will provide safe and clean affordable housing for Tampa Bay area residents.

Changes to Housing Initiative Good First Step

Washington, DC - April 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Kathy Castor released the following statement today regarding changes announced to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program

$38 Million for Central Park Revitalization

Washington, DC - January 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In one of the most significant investments for the Tampa Bay region under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Tampa Housing Authority is receiving $38 million to revitalize the Central Park Village area and transform it into a new community that will uplift this historic neighborhood and create hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs. Since last year, Congresswoman Kathy Castor has pressed officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to award this money to the residents in the heart of Tampa through Tampa Housing Authority. Just last week, Castor urged HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to invest in redeveloping Central Park Village and bolster our economic recovery.

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