Marcos has 37 years’ experience working with community development and housing programs in Tucson and Pima County. He has been with Pima County for over 29 years and is currently the Housing Program Manager where he oversees the County’s affordable housing programs working with a combination of federal and local housing funds supporting affordable homeownership and rental housing programs.
He will discuss:
- City of Tucson/Pima County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
- Eviction Prevention Resources – new County Program for legal assistance for tenants
- Resources for homeowners adversely affected by COVID19
- Overview of Housing Assistance included in the American Rescue Plan Act
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Prior to his employment with Pima County, he coordinated housing programs at two local non-profit agencies, Chicanos Por La Causa and the Tucson Urban League.
Marcos currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Fair Housing Council, Pima County Community Land Trust, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern AZ, and he previously served a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association (Tribally Designated Housing Entity for the Tohono O’odham Nation).The City of Tucson and Pima County have approved $27.1 million for Eviction Prevention/Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance to be administered through Community Investment Corporation – CIC – Tucson.
Southern Arizonans will have more opportunities to train for jobs in cybersecurity, manufacturing, and transportation, thanks to a $4 million grant to Pima County from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The four-year award from the Labor Department’s H-1B One Workforce Grants will be shared with Cochise and Santa Cruz counties and be used to fund training coordinated through Pima County’s One-Stop jobs agency, said Dan Sullivan, director of community and workforce development.