Rent assistance expedited

Tampa, FL – In 2007, HOPE persuaded Hillsborough County and the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court to help reduce homelessness by expediting rent assistance checks to 250 landlords so they receive rent assistance checks within eleven days instead of several months, preventing evictions and getting people off the streets.

Funding late night bus service in Tampa

Tampa, FL – In 2006, HOPE successfully persuaded Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) to extend late night bus service until 1AM on eight priority bus routes during the week and two extra hours on weekends at cost of $1.1 million. These extensions have been maintained despite severe budget cuts in the past few years.