Tampa developers receive $3 million grant for Ybor City affordable housing

Three locals developers will build affordable housing in Ybor City.

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PDG is owned by Dontavious Pittman, Kevin Johnson, and Ponce McNeal — three lifelong best friends and Tampa natives.

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In an effort to address Tampa’s affordable housing crisis, three developers (and childhood best friends) and The City of Tampa are planning to build to construct a new income-restricted complex in Ybor City.

Tampa officials awarded the Pittman Design Group (PDG) $3 million with hopes of increasing the supply of affordable options for families so they can stay in Tampa. The money comes from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership.

“We need every unit we can get to increase our affordable housing supply,” Mayor Jane Castor said in a release.

Take a glimpse

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Each unit will have a balcony, so the fam can take in some vitamin D.

Rendering via The City of Tampa

The 10-unit multi-family complex will live at 2108 E. Columbus Dr. + will cater to families with a total income of 80 percent or less than the Area Median Income. The move ensures that households with an income stream of $69,500 or less.

In simple terms: The units “won’t be $3,000 a month,” said PDG founder Dontavious Pittman.

The project is still in the permitting phase, which will be complete within 18 months, according to officials.

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