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2010 Decennial Census: Background and Issues
This report discusses the major innovations that were planned for 2010; problems encountered; and issues of census accuracy, coverage, fairness, and objectivity.
Congressional Research Service
File Size: 386 KB

2010 Rental Market Study
This report is intended to provide information about the characteristics of households in need of affordable rental housing and the subsidized housing available in the state.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

2011 Land Use Dataset
This data layer was created to illustrate the different land uses in the Southwest Florida Water Management District as seen in 2011.
Southwest Florida Water Management District

65+ in the United States: 2010
This report examines a range of topics concerning the population aged 65 and older in five chapters.
U.S. Census Bureau

A Centennial History of Ybor City
The Fall/Winter 1985 issue of Tampa Bay History magazine focused on Ybor City's colorful history and characters.
University of South Florida
File Size: 22,453 KB

A Golden Parachute for Everyone? (2008)
The author argues that the economic downturn beginning in 2008 was a wake-up call with an opportunity to recast all Americans, even the poor, as investors and capital managers.
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

A Parent's Guide to the Affordable Care Act
An illustrated, plain-English guide that explains the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), focusing on those sections that are concerned with health care coverage for children.
Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education

A Stronger Nation Through Education: Florida
2012 analysis of higher educational attainment in Florida.
Lumina Foundation
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A System of Care for Permanency Planning: Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
Research study of children whose parents or caregivers are afflicted with HIV/AIDS. The general research question of this analysis was, what are the permanency and support needs of children at risk of parental loss due to HIV/AIDS? Results include gaps/needed services, primary caregivers disclosure of HIV/AIDS to children, types of plans made by parents/caregivers.
USF Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

About FCAT and FCAT 2.0
The FCAT began in 1998, to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. In 2010-11, a transition began from FCAT to FCAT 2.0 and Florida End-of-Course Assessments; selected grades/subjects participated in FCAT assessments during the transition. The FCAT Mathematics Retake will be given for the last time in spring of 2015. FCAT 2.0 Science and Grade 10 Reading Retake will continue to be given. Beginning in spring 2015, the Florida Standards Assessments will be given.
Florida Department of Education

About the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Basic information about the ACA (aka "Obamacare"): Summarized information about coverage, costs, care, where to find out more. Includes full text of the law, and the detailed Patient's Bill of Rights.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Access Florida - Dept. of Children and Families
Online public assistance service delivery system that has information on obtaining food stamps, temporary cash assistance, medicaid, etc. along with applications.
Florida Department of Children and Families

Adoption Statistics
Latest facts & figures on adoption trends, both intercountry and domestic.
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Adult Obesity Facts
Demographic data show that obesity affects some groups more than others. Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, geographic region all can play a role.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African-American Family Support Analysis: Strengths of African-American Families
This analysis identifies community-wide collaboration opportunities and supports that aid in building a healthy environment. It examines risk and protective factors affecting African-American families, as well as the natural systems of support they utilize when solving problems, provides important information for a strategic action plan needed by human service providers.
USF Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Alafia Community History
Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey Report; historical account of the first settlers of the Alafia & Alafia River community areas including what is now known today as Plant City & Lithia.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 88 KB

Alafia River State Park
Located on an old phosphate mining site, this park offers bikers, equestrians and hikers the opportunity to explore mixed hardwood forests, pine flatwoods and rolling hills with 20 miles of hiking and horse trails, and 17 miles of bike trails.
Florida State Parks

Ambling in a Place of Many Monikers
Article on the many names of the University Community Area. Please follow link below for full article.
St. Petersburg Times
File Size: 117 KB

American Families & Living Arrangements: 2003
Looks at basic trends in household & family composition, living arrangements & marital status of adults & characteristics of unmarried-couple households.
U.S. Census Bureau
File Size: 528 KB

American FactFinder Advanced Search
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
U.S. Census Bureau

Analysis of Community-Based Services for Children & Young Adults with Special Needs
Research study investigating the system of services and supports for children and young adults with special needs and their families at the community level. Research questions included how many people younger than 24 have special needs, what are the particular challenges of these people at different age ranges, and what are the gaps in services for these people?
Children's Board of Hillsborough County
File Size: 651 KB

Antioch Community History
Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey Report; historical account of the community Antioch, around Lake Thonotossa, from the time of its settlement in 1857.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 60 KB

Apollo Beach Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Area Health Education Center Program
Mission of program is to establish community-academic partnerships that increase access to quality health care for the medically underserved.
University of South Florida - Health

Army Life in Tampa during the Spanish-American War: A Photographic Essay
A collection of candid photographs taken by one of the soldiers stationed in Tampa during the Spanish-American War. Excerpt from the Fall/Winter 1987 issue of Tampa Bay History magazine.
University of South Florida
File Size: 4,038 KB

Assessments
Information about assessments administered by the Florida Dept. of Education, including those designed to measure student performance on specific standards and those certifying teachers and administrators.
Florida Department of Education

Attendance Counts
A guide for families to assist them in improving student attendance. Includes suggestions, a "Did you know..." section, and a list of community resources to help parents.
School District of Hillsborough County

Balm Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report; brief historical account of the settlement of Balm including how the community was named in 1902 to 1998, when this article was written.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 58 KB

Balm Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Bayshore Boulevard: A Brief Look at Its Historic Past
Article from the November 1994 issue of The Sunland Tribune, journal of the Tampa Historical Society, about the history of Bayshore Boulevard.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,117 KB

Bealsville History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report; describes the origins of a community settled after the Civil War south of Plant City which is now known as East Hillsborough.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 69 KB

Bloomingdale History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report; historical account of how the area known as Bloomingdale was started & what the area was like in its early days.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 71 KB

Boyette Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report; description of the settlement of Boyette which was originally known as Fish Hawk.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 55 KB

Branchton Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey Report; description of a community at one time called Branchton located in northeast Hillsborough County, just south of the Pasco County line on Morris Bridge Road near Indian Creek.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 52 KB

Brandon (New Hope) Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report, describing the history of Brandon, originally called New Hope, from 1857 until modern times.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 81 KB

Brandon Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Brandon Main Street Community
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic
The BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a student-run free clinic located just west of the University of South Florida in the heart of the University Area Community. BRIDGE stands for Building Relationships and Initiatives Dedicated to Gaining Equality.
University of South Florida Health

Brief History of the Community of Ruskin, Florida, A
Short article on the history of Ruskin, Florida.
Ruskin Online

Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition
Office within the Florida Dept. of Education whose primary focus is to assist schools and districts with Florida's English Language Learners. It monitors schools and districts for compliance with state and federal rules, regulations, and judicial consent decrees. The Bureau also manages a federal Title III grant which is dispersed to eligible school districts, focused on providing supplemental professional development to teachers, and scientific research-based academic programs.
Florida Department of Education

Carrollwood/Lake Magdalene Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; account of the settlement of the area around Lake Magdalene in present day Carrollwood.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 64 KB

Cause for Alarm? Understanding Recent Trends in Teenage Childbearing
Teen pregnancy is back in the news. After 15 years of decline, the trend in teen birth rates ticked upward in 2006. Are our concerns warranted?
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Census Bureau Main Page on Race
Information about how the Census Bureau categorizes race data, FAQs, and links to the most recent data sets.
U.S. Census Bureau

Central Hillsborough Healthy Start: A Model for Better Birth Outcomes
One of 92 federally-funded programs in the U.S. designed to reduce maternal and infant morbidity.
University of South Florida

Central Park - Community Redevelopment Area
In an effort to stimulate growth, Central Park was designated a community redevelopment area. The plan identifies measures to foster public/private partnerships that will help maximize the redevelopment. This website page has photos of the area, maps, fact sheets and documents regarding this area.
City of Tampa

Centro Asturiano Membership Records Photograph Collection
This is a collection of 5,076 membership record portrait snapshots.
University of South Florida Library

Channel District Community Redevelopment Area
This website provides information on the area called the Channel District in downtown Tampa regarding the redevelopment in that area including aerial maps, the development plan and the history of the Channel District.
City of Tampa

Child Abuse & Neglect Statistics
Find State, national, & international data & statistics on the incidence of child abuse & neglect & fatalities due to child abuse & neglect. Find information on data sources & estimated costs of abuse & neglect.
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Care Information
Provides access to information on licensing, providers, fact sheets, brochures & reports, laws & requirements & general child care news thorughout the state.
Florida Department of Children and Families

Child Welfare/Foster Care Statistics
Find State & national data on the number of children in the child welfare system, trends in foster care caseloads, & well-being outcomes.
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children in Need of Service/Families in Need of Service (CINS/FINS)
The mission of CINS / FINS Program is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for youth and families. It has two components: residential and nonresidential services, designed to help families whose youth exhibit risk factors that make them more susceptible to becoming involved with Juvenile Delinquency or Dependency system.
Hillsborough County Government

Choking Prevention for Children
Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional death in children under the age of 5. These tips will help you to prevent its occurrence in children.
New York State Department of Health

Citrus Park Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; account of the settlement and history of Citrus Park, located in northwestern Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County
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Citrus Park Village Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

City of Plant City Housing Authority
The Housing Authority operates housing projects within its area of operation, which extends beyond the city's boundaries. The Authority provides decent, safe and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments or other living accommodations for person of low income.
City of Plant City

City of Tampa Fire Rescue
City of Tampa Fire Rescue.
City of Tampa

City of Tampa Housing and Community Development
Administers a variety of housing programs that assist low and moderate-income residents to purchase, rent or rehabilitate existing housing units within the City of Tampa.
City of Tampa

Community Need Index
Interactive map that uses census data to graphically represent relative levels of social service needs in communities nationwide.
Dignity Health

Community Tampa Bay
Promotes dialogue among all cultures, religions & races through education, advocacy & conflict mediation.
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County
Adopted in 2008, this is a blueprint to guide economic growth, development of land, resource protection, and provision of public services and facilities in Unincorporated Hillsborough County.
Planning Commission, The

Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, A
This 1775 document from Bernard Romans, an earlier explorer of Florida, describes the indigenous people that he encountered and the environments in which they lived.
Univ. Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

Coronet Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; history of the Coronet area, located approximately five miles southeast of Plant City along County Road 574A, called Coronet after the Coronet Phosphate Company in the early 20th century.
Hillsborough County
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Creating & Updating Community Plans in Unincorporated Hillsborough County
A community plan crystallizes a community’s vision for the future and charts a course of short- and long-range actions for realizing that future. The inclusive and deliberative planning process outlined in this guide ensures that community plans will be clear, focused, equitable, and feasible, and that all community plan stakeholders are informed of the process steps, purpose, and outcomes.
Planning Commission, The

Creating Inclusive Communities in Florida, A Guidebook on Avoiding the Not In My Backyard Syndrome
The context of this guidebook deals with the objections of community residents to siting affordable housing in their neighborhood or community. The term is called NIMBYism and stands for Not In My Backyard. This guidebook was written for the local elected official and their staff.
Florida Housing Coalition
File Size: 9,806 KB

Dasymetric Method Example
Example of a method for generating a surface-based representation of demographic data by employing dasymetric mapping techniques, using population data for the San Francisco Bay area.
U.S. Geological Survey

Davis Islands Community Plan -- 2007
Documents the results of a neighborhood planning task force which conducted a series of community forums.
Davis Islands Civic Association
File Size: 4,913 KB

Decennial Census - About the Data
Explains the decennial census: why it is important, what data is collected, and how the data is used.
U.S. Census Bureau

Definition of Crime Statistics, from 2004 UCR Handbook
Information covered includes (1) a general discussion of classifying and scoring offenses, (2) a list of Part I and Part II offenses, (3) an explanation of jurisdiction, (4) an explanation of the Hierarchy Rule, and (5) an explanation of separation of time and place.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU.
Agencia federal encargada de aumentar la propiedad de la vivienda, el apoyo al desarrollo de la comunidad y aumentar el acceso a una vivienda asequible sin discriminación.
Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EE.UU.

Depression and Older Adults
Describes the symptoms of depression in older adults, why depression occurs & what to do about it.
Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences - University of Florida

Diabetes-Related Web Sites
This fact sheet provides a list of recommended Web sites you can use to increase your knowledge, better communicate with your health care team, and make important lifestyle choices that allow you to live well with diabetes and reduce your long-term health risks.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Domestic and Sexual Violence Data Collection
Analysis & recommendations for collection of accurate & reliable domestic & sexual violence data.
National Institute of Justice
File Size: 268 KB

Domestic Violence
Information, resources & programs concerning domestic violence.
Florida Department of Children and Families

Domestic Violence Forms
On this page, click on Domestic Violence to view forms for Petitions of Injunctions for Protection Against the following: domestic violence with children, domestic violence without children, repeat violence, dating violence & sexual violence.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, FL

Domestic Violence: FAQ
Frequently asked questions concerning domestic violence.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, FL

Domestic Violence: The Facts
Handbook & Guide on Domestic Violence.
Peace At Home Family Shelter
File Size: 1,057 KB

Dover Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; history of Dover, a community in East Hillsborough that was populated by some of the same residents that originally settled the Brandon area in the 1800s.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 74 KB

Downtown Community Redevelopment Area
An effort to stimulate growth in downtown Tampa. Plan identifies measures to foster public/private partnerships that will help maximize the redevelopment. Includes photos of the area, maps, fact sheets & documents regarding this area.
City of Tampa

Drew Park - Community Redevelopment Area
In an effort to stimulate growth, Drew Park was designated a community redevelopment area. Plan identifies measures to foster public/private partnerships that will help maximize the redevelopment. Includes photos, maps, fact sheets & documents regarding this area.
City of Tampa

Drinking Water Source Protection in the Tampa Bay Region: A Guide for Homeowners
Do you ever wonder about the source and quality of the water that comes into your home via the public water supply? Often times, we take for granted that when we turn on the tap, water will flow and that the water we drink will be clean, safe and reliable.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Gov't Programs, 2001 - 2003: Who Gets Assistance?
Focuses on the characteristics & participation of people who received benefits from TANF, General Assistance, Food stamps, SSI, Medicaid &/or Housing assistance.
U.S. Census Bureau
File Size: 1,021 KB

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2009–2011
The report describes patterns of poverty using measures with different time horizons and provides a dynamic view of the duration of poverty spells and the frequency of transitions into and out of poverty. It further examines how poverty dynamics vary across demographic groups.
U.S. Census Bureau

East Lake - Orient Park Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area
In an effort to stimulate growth, East Tampa was designated a community redevelopment area. Identifies measures to foster public/private partnerships that will help maximize the redevelopment. Includes photo, maps, fact sheets & documents regarding this area.
City of Tampa

Eating Right During Pregnancy
Tips: eat a balanced diet; gain the right amount of weight; enjoy regular physical activity; take a vitamin and mineral supplement if recommended by a physician; and avoid alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children and Adolescents: An Overview
Social cost of domestic violence
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, The

Egmont Key Lighthouse Condition Assessment
Report on Egmont Key Lighthouse, located at the entrance to Tampa Bay, giving its history, description, and an 11-point assessment of its condition and recommended maintenance, repairs and enhancements.
Kenneth Smith Architects and Bender & Associated Architects
File Size: 1,519 KB

Ending Veteran Homelessness
Information on programs offered by the Veterans Administration designed to connect veterans with housing solutions, health care, employment services, and other required support.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Entendiendo la Cultura de 4-H
4-H es un programa al alcance y para el desarrollo de la juventud de las Universidades con Concesión de Terrenos (Land Grant Universities), del Sistema de Extensión Cooperativa y de la USDA. Está conformado por una comunidad de jóvenes a través de Estados Unidos que están aprendiendo habilidades para desempeñarse en la vida con el apoyo de líderes adultos interesados
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
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Escaping Poverty: Can Housing Vouchers Help?
This report examines the question of whether providing housing vouchers, instead of creating subsidized public housing, offers recipients a better quality of life and improved future prospects.
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Evolution of Federal Policy and Implications of No Child Left Behind for Language Minority Students
Policy paper detailing the history of the federal government's stance with language minority students & analyzes the implications of changes to its guiding principles made by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Wright, Wayne E., Education Policies Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University

Exploring Florida
Social studies resources for teachers & students.
Florida Center for Instructional Technology - USF College of Education

Extended Measures of Well-Being: Living Conditions in the United States, 2011
Covers five basic areas: appliances and electronic goods, housing conditions, neighborhood & community conditions, basic needs met and the expectation of help should there be a need.
U.S. Census Bureau

Faces Project: Woman to Woman
Educational and prevention program for teenage mothers and pregnant girls from Hillsborough County who are at high risk for academic failure and repeat pregnancies; provides one-on-one mentoring and support from community volunteers.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

Facts and Figures about Hillsborough County
Facts and figures from the 2010 census, with estimates for 2012, for Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City & unincorporated Hillsborough County.
Planning Commission, The

Facts on Children and Domestic Violence, The
Social costs of domestic violence.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
File Size: 175 KB

Falls and Older Adults
NIH Senior Health

Family Guide to Services in Hillsborough County
Directory of programs funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. Includes both neighborhood and county-wide programs.
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Family Resource Centers
There are six Children’s Board Family Resource Centers located throughout Hillsborough County that offer programs and services emphasizing child development, self sufficiency, and health and safety. Programs and services are at no cost to participants. The Centers are a fun and inviting place for families to come on a day-to-day basis.
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) FAQs
Frequently-asked questions about the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Data Tool
Federal Bureau of Investigation

First Look at Tampa's Redevelopment - Tampa Heights Riverfront Video
This clip highlights the Tampa Heights Riverfront neighborhood, one of the areas featured on "First Look at Tampa's Redevelopment" on City of Tampa Television. From Downtown to Drew Park, redevelopment activity is helping to make Tampa's neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy and economically strong.
City of Tampa

Fiscal Stimulus and Poverty (2008)
Author Jason Furman advocates for an automatically stabilized economy that takes politics out of the equation and helps those who need it most.
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Five Year Old is Fabulous!, The
What to expect from your five-year-old child in terms of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development, and how to provide effective discipline when it is needed.
Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences - University of Florida

FLKRS District Report of School Results - 2014
2014 Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener results for all schools within the Hillsborough County School District.
Florida Department of Education
File Size: 378 KB

FLKRS State Report of District Results - 2014
2014 Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener results for all school districts in the state of Florida.
Florida Department of Education
File Size: 180 KB

Florida ACCESS for ELLS 2.0
Tool to measure English Language Learners' (ELLs) proficiency in English and academic readiness. (Replaces the Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment program (CELLA), which was administered through spring 2015).
Florida Department of Education

Florida CHARTS Interactive Community Maps
Interactive map with information relating to births, fetal & infant deaths, deaths & population characteristics per county in the State of Florida.
Florida CHARTS

Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry
A collection of historic photographs highlighting the cigar industry in Tampa and throughout Florida, each with explanatory text.
State Library and Archives of Florida

Florida Department of Children & Families Gold Seal Quality Care Program
Voluntary program with participation benefits including: positive marketing tool for parents, sales tax exemption & increased reimbursement rate for children participating in school readiness programs. Satisfies program eligibility requirement for participation in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program.
Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Discount Drug Card Program
Web site for the Florida Discount Drug Card Program.
State of Florida

Florida Electronic Library
Gateway to select internet resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate & reliable information for anyone with a public library card in the State of Florida.
State Library and Archives of Florida

Florida Hardest Hit Fund
The federal government has allocated funding to help pay the mortgages of qualified homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own.
Florida Hardest Hit

Florida Historical Markers Programs – Marker: Hillsborough
List of historical markers in Hillsborough County, including Plant City, Tampa, Ruskin & Ybor City. For each marker, location, city and description is given.
Florida Dept. of State, Division of Historical Resources

Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse
The FHDC was founded in 2000 to provide public access to data on Florida's housing needs & supply, subsidized rental housing, & household demographics.
Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse

Florida Housing Search
Provides detailed information on affordable rental housing that has been financed by Florida Housing Finance Corporation &/or counties choosing to participate in the service.
Florida Housing Financing Corporation

Florida Kids Count Network
Nonprofit educational and research center that compiles and analyzes statistical data on child health and well-being, including policy analysis, grant and proposal writing, needs assessments and public education. Member of the national Kids Count Network.
University of South Florida

Florida Land Use, Cover and Forms Classification System (FLUCCS) Handbook
This manual provides official definitions for the set of land use classifications that are used by state agencies, local governments and private enterprise.
Florida Department of Transportation
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Florida Medicaid Services
Information on Medicaid eligibility, policies and procedures, performance measures, publications & forms, services covered, and more within the State of Florida.
Agency for Health Care Administration

Florida Memory Project, The
The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research.
State Library and Archives of Florida

Florida Offender Alert System
Use this website to subscribe for email alerts in the event that an offender or predator moves close to any address in Florida you choose to monitor. For example, your home, workplace, school, daycare, etc.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida Office of Dropout Prevention
Provides technical assistance, strategies and resources to assist students, schools, parents and community organizations throughout the state of Florida, to ensure students have access to innovative programs which improve the quality of education options available to enhance students’ opportunities for access, advancement, and achievement.
Florida Department of Education

Florida Office on Homelessness
Established in 2001 to serve as a central point of contact within state government on the issue of homelessness. Primary duties are to coordinate the services of various state agencies & programs to serve those persons or families who have become homeless or are facing becoming homeless.
Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Per Capita and Total Personal Income, 2006-2008
Table presents current & revised total & per capita personal income for the U.S., Florida, & Florida's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) & counties for 2006-08
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida

Florida School Accountability Reports (Archive)
Publications and reports on performance of schools, for years prior to the current assessment period.
Florida Department of Education

Florida School Accountability Reports (Current)
Florida School Grades web page, which includes links to School Accountability Reports, downloadable files on school and district performance outcomes, calculation guides and additional resources on school grades.
Florida Department of Education

Florida School Grades – School Accountability Report
Florida Department of Education

Florida Sexual Offenders & Predators - Frequently Asked Questions
Information includes difference between sexual predator & sexual offender, notification about sexual offenders, how to protect your family/neighborhood, etc.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida Standards Alternate Assessment
Set of exams/evaluations designed for students with disabilities whose participation in the general statewide assessment is not appropriate, even with accommodations.
Florida Department of Education

Florida Statute 1008.25: Public school student progression; remedial instruction; reporting
Intent of Legislature: each student's progression from one grade to another be determined, in part, upon proficiency in reading, writing, science & mathematics; district school board policies facilitate such proficiency; each student & his/her parent be informed of their academic progress.
State of Florida

Florida’s 303(d) List of Impaired Surface Waters
List of waters not meeting water quality standards or not supporting their designated uses.
Florida Department of Enviromental Protection

Florida’s Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Undermine Its Future Middle Class
This report highlights Florida’s funding for higher education trends over the last twenty years and examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families.
Florida International University
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Food Choices and Health
Diet & lifestyle choices affect health & well-being, as do food safety policies & practices. ERS research examines the effect of economic factors—prices, income, & demographic characteristics—& nutrition education & food policy on food choices &, in turn, dietary quality.
Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food Safety in the Home: Resources
Even though most people know the basics of food safety, people still become infected with foodborne illnesses by practicing unsafe behaviors in their kitchen. They may not always put these theories into practice. In order to decrease associated food safety risks at home, consumers must learn more about how food becomes unsafe to consume and modify their current beliefs and behaviors.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Food/Drug and Drug/Nutrient Interactions: What You Should Know About Your Medications
Medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, are used every day to treat acute and chronic illness. Research and technology constantly improve the drugs we have available and introduce new ones. Medications can help people live healthy lives for a prolonged period. Although medicines are prescribed often, it is important to realize that they must still be used with caution.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
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Foreclosure Prevention Toolkit
This page provides quick access to several resources to help homeowners, community stakeholders, and the banking industry help prevent unnecessary foreclosures and stop foreclosure “rescue” scams that promise false hope to consumers at risk of losing their homes.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Fort Lonesome Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; history of the area around Balm/Wimauma and Lithia that was known as Fort Lonesome, including the myths behind the name.
Hillsborough County
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Free & Reduced Lunch Application Information
Hillsborough County Public Schools

From Traditional to Reformed: Review of Land Use Regulations in Nation's 50 Largest Metro Areas
Reports on the results of a survey to local governments in the 50 largest metropolitan areas about land use regulations that affect housing.
Brookings Institution

Getting Smart about Juvenile Justice in Florida
Indentifies 52 recommendations for change in Florida's Juvenile Justice system, organized under 7 guiding principles & 12 key goals that are designed to be implemented over multiple years.
Blueprint Commission, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Gibsonton Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; historic account of the Gibsonton community from its origins as a "carnival" community to its present day population.
Hillsborough County
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Gibsonton Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Crash Course in Child Development
Checklist of age-related characteristics to help grandparents effectively guide their grandchildren's behavior, and tips for healthy development of kids in different age ranges.
University of Florida IFAS Extension

Greater Carrollwood-Northdale Communities Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Greater Palm River Area Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Greater Sun City Center Area Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Guide for First-time Parents
You've survived 9 months of pregnancy. You've made it through the excitement of labor and delivery, and now you're ready to head home and begin life with your baby. Once home, though, you frantically realize you have no idea what you're doing! These tips can help even the most nervous first-time parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in no time.
Nemours Foundation

Gulf City History (Ruskin)
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; describes the early history of a community that once was settled at the tip of the Little Manatee River in what is now known as Ruskin.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 51 KB

Harney Area History (Thonotosassa/Knights/Antioch)
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; history of a small, vanished community that was located in what is today Thonotosassa and Knights/Antioch.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 51 KB

Head Start Program – School District of Hillsborough County
Information on the Head Start program run by the School District of Hillsborough County.
School District of Hillsborough County

Head Start/Early Head Start - Hillsborough County
Provides early childhood development and education; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement opportunities; child care; as well as family support services specific to men, women, relationships, and expectant mothers.
Hillsborough County

Health Information for Older Adults
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health News Florida
Health News Florida is a special project of WUSF Public Media that focuses on news and current events related to health and health care delivery in the state.
WUSF Public Media

Healthy Living: Reliable Web Sites
Here is a list of a few trustworthy Internet sources related to nutrition, health, food safety, and resources for older persons. Many of them provide links to additional Web sites.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Healthy Safe Baby
Teaches parents how to choose a safe caregiver for their children, prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome, and promote safe sleep.
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Healthy Sleep Habits for Children
Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development. These suggestions will help your child to develop a lifetime of healthy sleep habits.
Cleveland Clinic

Healthy Weight: It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle!
Evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Here's a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HELP Students in Transition Program
The Homeless Education and Literacy Project (HELP) is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students who meet eligibility under the McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act by providing academic support and program services.
School District of Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Aging Services
Provides essential social and health services to residents ages 60 and older who are functionally impaired. Through this program the County promotes social, physical, economic, and emotional well-being to encourage maximum independence and improve the quality of life for older adults, and their caregivers.
Hillsborough County Government

Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing
County office regulating the operations of child care centers and family child care homes, and also provides technical assistance to care providers, including training and educational resources, and employee background checks.
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Children's Services Division
The Children's Services Division is committed to empowering youth and families to be successful, healthy, and self-reliant through education, care, and support in a safe and nurturing environment.
Hillsborough County Government

Hillsborough County Crime Map
Internet-based crime information application; allows citizens to access and locate crime data, including crime type, location, reference number, and date reported. Victims' names are not included and locations are generalized to a block protect privacy.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Hillsborough County First Time Home Buyer Program
Provides assistance to first-time home buyers seeking to purchase a home in the unincorporated county.
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Health Care Plan
Hillsborough County provides residents living at or below the poverty level access to health care. Our award-winning program, the Hillsborough Health Care Plan (HCHCP or Hillsborough HealthCare) is making it happen by ensuring that all Hillsborough County residents have access to quality medical care.
Hillsborough County Government

Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Program
Information on the Hillsborough County Historic Presevation Program
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County History
A one-page history of Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Housing and Community Code Enforcement Program
Hillsborough County’s Code Enforcement Department is responsible for preserving the quality and value of public and private property by eliminating conditions that threaten the life, health, and safety of the public.
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Public Schools
Website of the Hillsborough County Public School System, with information for students, parents, and teachers
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County School Safety Program
Hillsborough County program to develop and implement public school-related traffic projects, including education/outreach efforts, parking prohibitions, pedestrian signals and crossings, school zones, and school signage.
Hillsborough County Public Works

Hillsborough County Schools - School Readiness Program
Program and application information for a program that provides financial assistance for child care and early education to low-income working parents and families referred by partner agencies.
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 2011-2013 Strategic Operations Plan
Outlines the key strategic priorities of the HCSO: crime, traffic safety, child protection, community partnership, employees, detention management and court services.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Hillsborough County Social Services
Provides the initial assessment and eligibility determination of county residents for services provided by the Department of Family & Aging Services.
Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Trails, Paths & Bicycle Guide
Large, fold-out map showing recommended bicycle routes and pedestrian trails; has traffic law highlights, safety tips, cycling tips, information on road markings. Trail types are noted, as are the locations of skate parks, dog parks, and recreation parks with trails.
Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization

Hillsborough Education Foundation
The role of the Hillsborough Education Foundation is to garner private support and public engagement for Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Hillsborough Education Foundation

Hillsborough Health Care Brochure
Hillsborough HealthCare is a comprehensive managed care program for Hillsborough County residents with limited income and assets who do not qualify for other health care coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Hillsborough County Government

Hillsborough River State Park
Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class II rapids. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a canoe/kayak launch is available. A concession provides canoe, bike and golf cart rentals, breakfast and lunch, camping and picnic supplies, and souvenirs.
Florida Park Service

History of Temple Terrace
History of Temple Terrace, written by Grant Rimbey.
Temple Terrace Preservation Society

History of the City of Plant City
History of Plant City, Florida including information on the Florida Strawberry Festival.
City of Plant City

Homeless Information: Florida
Provides information through HUD available for people in Florida including resources for service groups, help with utility bills, food banks, food stamps, legal assistance & jobs & job training.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Homelessness and Children
Fact sheet about the impact of homelessness on children, and the number of children who are homeless.
Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County
File Size: 115 KB

Hopewell (Callsville) Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; description of now-vanished communities in Eastern Hillsborough that were established beginning in the mid-1800s.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 66 KB

Housing + Transportation Affordability Index
Measures the affordability of housing by taking into account the cost of housing as quantified through transportation costs.
CNT - Center for Neighborhood Technology

Housing and Mortgages on Affordable Housing
This guide aims to help persons of low income gain an understanding of the options available when it comes to finding affordable housing and getting a mortgage.
Mortgage Loan Directory and Information Inc.

Housing Data Between the Censuses: The American Housing Survey
Tells where to find up-to-date housing statistics & contains a wealth of information that can be used by professionals in nearly every field from planning, decisionmaking, market research or various kinds of program development.
U.S. Census Bureau
File Size: 8,368 KB

Housing Needs of Homeless Families and Individuals in Florida
Estimates number of homeless families & individuals in Florida, including people in emergency shelters, transitional housing, & unsheltered locations. It then estimates the supply of transitional housing & permanent supportive housing units.
Florida Housing Finance Corporation

Housing Profile Hillsborough County, FL
Includes data on population projections, housing market, affordable housing needs, & homeowners & renters demographics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Housing Profile Hillsborough-Unincorporated, FL
Includes data on population projections, housing market, affordable housing needs, & homeowners & renters demographics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Housing Profile Plant City, FL
Includes data on population projections, housing market, affordable housing needs, & homeowners & renters demographics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Housing Profile Tampa, FL
Includes data on population projections, housing market, affordable housing needs, & homeowners & renters demographics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Housing Profile Temple Terrace, FL
Includes data on population projections, housing market, affordable housing needs, & homeowners & renters demographics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

How Healthy is Tampa Bay: An Assessment of Our Region
In this assessment, data for 60 indicators was collected in five areas to determine the health of Tampa Bay residents in each of 8 counties in the Tampa Bay region: Economy/Demographics, Health Outcomes, Health-Related Behavior, Health Systems and Access, and Environmental Health.
Tampa Bay Partnership
File Size: 6,997 KB

How Much Does Childhood Poverty Affect the Life Chances of Children?
Study results suggests that early childhood economic conditions have the greatest effect on lifetime achievement.
American Sociological Review

How the World Could Better Fight Obesity
This comprehensive report concludes that a systemic, sustained portfolio of initiatives, delivered at scale, is needed to reverse the health burden.
McKinsey Institute

How to File a Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint
Instructions for reporting discrimination (race/ethnicity, nationality, sex, religion, age and/or disability) to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
U.S. Deptartment of Justice, Civil Rights Division

HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
Administers federal law & establishes national policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD-User - Policy Development & Research Information Service
Responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency: Executive Order 13166
Requires federal agencies to review their services & how they might better serve the Limited English Proficiency population so they can have more meaningful access to them.
U.S. Department of Justice

Inclusionary Zoning: Is it Right for Florida?
Policy brief that examines the likely outcomes of encouraging the incorporation of affordable housing in new development, either through regulation or economic incentives.
DeVoe L. Moore Center, School of Social Sciences, Florida State University

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013
This report presents data on income and poverty coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2014 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
U.S. Census Bureau

Is Biology Destiny? Birth Weight and Life Chances
Study examining the relationship between an infant's birth weight and the mother's socioeconomic conditions, as well as between weight at birth and future socioeconomic status.
American Sociological Review

JJDP State Advisory Group
A 20-member panel of persons from across the State who have training, experience, or special knowledge of the juvenile justice system. SAG members are appointed by the Governor & are responsible for the administration & management of federally allocated funds.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

John T. Lesley: Tampa's Pioneer Renaissance Man
Biography of John T. Lesley, one of the most influential first settlers of Tampa, from his birth in 1835 to his death in 1913.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,502 KB

Juvenile Justice
Fall 2008 issue of the research journalThe Future of Children, dedicated to the topic of juvenile justice.
Future of Children, The

Keystone Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; historical description of the settlement of Keystone in northwest Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 68 KB

Keystone-Odessa Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Keysville Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; historical description of an area along the Alafia River that is now known as Fish Hawk.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 77 KB

KIDS COUNT Data Center
Local, state and national data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families. Florida data is sourced by USF's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Kindergarten Screening History and Legislative Authority: An Overview
Official report detailing the change in kindergarten readiness screening methods within the State of Florida from 1997 to 2014.
Florida Department of Education
File Size: 293 KB

Knights Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; describes the early days of the settlement called Knight which was named after one of its founders. It still exists to this day with parts of it now known as Plant City & East Hillsborough.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 77 KB

Knowing the Basics About 4-H Clubs
The 4-H club serves as the primary means of providing youth development programming in 4-H. It has the advantage of long-term involvement with the support of caring adults.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
File Size: 132 KB

Lake Fern Area History (Keystone/Lutz)
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; description of the area that used to be known as Lake Fern which is now called Keystone and Lutz.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 56 KB

Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish Language Publications
The Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish Language Collections include a number of archival collections documenting the Latin American and Caribbean heritage of Tampa’s Ybor City and West Tampa communities.
University of South Florida

Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies
Non-profit organization under the direction of the Dean of the College of Public Health at USF, dedicated to determing the most effective strategies, programs & systems for reducing illness & death among mothers, their infants & young children.
University of South Florida

Lillibridge Area History
Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; describes an area populated at first in the late 1800s hitting its peak when the Coronet Phosphate Company came to the area.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 57 KB

Limited English Proficiency -- A Federal Interagency Website
This website supports fair, reasoned and consistent implementation of Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency." It acts as a clearinghouse for information, tools, technical assistance and language services for those who work for or use the services of federal agencies.
US Department of Justice

Limited English Proficiency, Primary Language at Home and Disparities in Children's Health Care
2005 study which found that parents with limited English proficiency are three times more likely than other parents to have a child in fair or poor health.
Commonwealth Fund, The

Limona Community History
Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; historical account of the community once known as Limona that is now part of Brandon.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 80 KB

Lithia Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; historical description of how Lithia was settled & how its developed over the years.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 73 KB

Little Manatee River State Park
Rent a canoe or kayak to paddle 4.5 miles through eleven unique natural communities within this park, which also has one of the premier hiking trails of Southwest Florida, a 6.5-mile stacked loop, the Oxbow Nature Trail, a one-mile loop, over 15 miles of equestrian and multi-use trails, riverside pavilions, and a full-facility campground.
Florida Park Service

Living Arrangements of Children: 2009
Examines the diversity of children's living arrangements in American households.
U.S. Census Bureau

Lutz Area History
Excerpt from Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; account of how Lutz was named & developed over the years from the late 1800s to it being a bedroom community in the present day.
Hillsborough County

Lutz Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Making Homes Affordable
Making Home Affordable (MHA) is the Obama Administration's initiative that helps struggling homeowners get mortgage relief through a variety of programs that aid in mortgage modifications, interest rate reductions, refinancing, deferred payment or transitioning out of your home while avoiding foreclosure
Departments of the Treasury & Housing and Urban Development

Mango Community History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey report describing how the community of Mango was established in the 1800s.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 67 KB

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Charged with primary responsibility for promoting & improving the health of our Nation's mothers & children. Mission is to provide national leadership & to work in partnership with States, communities, public-private partners & families to strengthen maternal & child health.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Medications and Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, talk with your doctor about any medications you are taking or thinking about taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary or herbal products.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MediKids: A Florida KidCare Partner
Administered by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, this program offers low-cost health insurance coverage for children ages 1 through 4.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Medline Plus - Child Abuse Health Topics
Health topics involving child abuse including diagnosis/symptoms, prevention & screening, coping, specific conditions, clinical trials, organizations, law & policy.
National Library of Medicine

Mortgage & Real Estate Information from the Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission

National Center for Health Statistics
Compiles statistical information to guide actions & policies to improve the health of people. This is a unique public resource for health information, a critical element of public health & health policy.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

National Center on Family Homelessness
Research center offering programs, training, technical assistance, reports, and partnerships to address the causes, correlations, and consequences of homelessness to inform local, state, and national efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
National Center on Family Homelessness

National Data Archive on Child Abuse & Neglect
Promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. Acquires microdata from leading researchers & national data collection efforts & makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.
Family Life Development Center, Cornell University

National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search
National Foster Care & Adoption Directory (formerly the National Adoption Directory) offers adoption & foster care resources by State.
Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Reentry Resource Center
The NRRC provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. The NRRC seeks to be a one-stop, interactive source of current, evidence-based, and user friendly reentry information.
Council of State Governments Justice Center

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Florida Department of Education

National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress (305(b) report)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Nature of Female Juvenile Offender Involvement in Domestic Violence-Related Offending
Presents empirical findings from an examination of juvenile cases involving male & female domestic violence offenders in Florida to explore the situational contexts underlying recent increase in girls’ violent offending.
National Center for Juvenile Justice
File Size: 1,485 KB

NCJRS, National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Federally funded resource offering justice & substance abuse information to support research, policy, & program development worldwide.
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Need for Affordable Housing: An Overview, Hillsborough County, Florida, The
PowerPoint presentation that looks at Hillsborough County household characteristics, define affordable housing & cost burden, examines affordable housing needs, looks at the impact on special populations.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

Need for Farmworker Housing in Florida, The
Estimates the number of farmworkers & farmworker households by Florida county based on wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

No Turning Back: Promising Approaches to Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities Affecting Youth of
Contains nationwide successful efforts to provide for a fair & effective youth justice system. Lists approaches used by system insiders & outside advocates, including research, legislation, community organizing, media advocacy & litigation.
Building Blocks for Youth Initiative
File Size: 6,239 KB

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
What are the consequences of obesity and Type 2 diabetes? How can it be prevented? How can it be treated? Learn more on this webpage.
Obesity Action Coalition

Office of Economic & Demographic Research
EDR is a research arm of the Legislature principally concerned with forecasting economic & social trends that affect policy making, revenues, & appropriations.
Online Sunshine - Florida State Senate and House of Representatives

Office of English Language Acquisition
Federal office that studies major issues affecting the education of English language learners, assisting and supporting state and local systemic reform efforts that emphasize academic standards, school accountability, professional training, and parent involvement.
U.S. Department of Education

Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Information, research & resources to help prepare young people & adults for postsecondary education, successful careers, & productive lives.
U.S. Department of Education

OJJDP, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention
Provides national leadership, coordination, & resources to prevent & respond to juvenile delinquency & victimization. Supports states & communities in their efforts to develop & implement effective & coordinated prevention & intervention programs & to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, & provides treatment & rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles & their families.
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being
The report includes 37 indicators, grouped into 5 sections: Population, Economics, Health Status, Health Risks and Behaviors, and Health Care. The data used to develop the indicators were collected in 2008-2009 and are presented in table format in the back matter of the report. Many of the estimates reported in the report were collected in 2008 and 2009. Thus, many of the indicators report reflect the experience of older Americans during this economically challenging time period.
U.S. Census Bureau

Our City, Our Future: A Community Driven Plan
Strategic plan produced by the City of Temple Terrace, using community-driven process focused on stakeholder input gathered during a February 2014 visioning/feedback process.
City of Temple Terrace

Outcome Evaluation Report 2004
Comprehensive assessment of the juvenile justice continuum of services in the State of Florida. Encompasses offenses, prevention, intake, detention, residential & correctional facilities, & community corrections, including evaluation study on Florida’s Dept. of Juvenile Justice commitment programs, health & mental health services & juvenile sex offenders.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
File Size: 5,037 KB

Overview of BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) on Pay & Benefits
BLS publishes a large amount of information on the wages, earnings, & benefits of workers. This information is categorized in three areas: geographic area, occupation, industry.
U.S. Department of Labor

Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin – Census 2000 Brief
Part of a series that analyzes population & housing data collected from Census 2000, provides a portrait of race & Hispanic origin in the United States & discusses their distributions at the national level.
U.S. Census Bureau

Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010
This report looks at our nation's changing racial and ethnic diversity. It is part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census, and it provides a snapshot of race and Hispanic origin in the United States. Racial and ethnic population group distributions and growth at the national level and at lower levels of geography are presented
U.S. Census Bureau

Overweight and Obesity Statistics
This publication describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States.
National Institutes of Health

Parcel Query System for Hillsborough County
Online tool that allows the public to research property ownership and geographical extents using an interactive map and search functions.
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
PAT is a child development program that uses the most current research to promote school readiness. It is based on the belief that the parent is the child’s first and most influential teacher. Parents are empowered to work directly with their children to help them develop to their fullest potential.
Champions for Children

Pediatric Health and Safety
Because both infants and children cannot keep themselves safe, they are dependent on the knowledge and efforts of those who care for them.
ACLS Training Center

Peru Settlement History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; account of the settlement of Peru which is now part of Riverview.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 67 KB

Photo: Gandy Bridge in 1930
Photograph of toll booth and historical information on the Gandy Bridge, which was dedicated in November 1924.
Florida Department of Transportation

Picnic Area History
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historic Resources Survey; describes an area in southeast Hillsborough County that was settled by a few families who enjoyed farming, and the impact of Coronet Phosphate Company on the area.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 60 KB

Plain Talk: Tools for Developing Community Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
This Plain Talk implementation guide is designed for community-based organizations interested in developing similar programs, as well as for policymakers interested in an innovative, proven approach to reducing teen pregnancy and developing stronger community bonds.
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Plant City Comprehensive Plan
Adopted in 2009, this is a blueprint to guide economic growth, development of land, resource protection, and provision of public services and facilities in Plant City.
Planning Commission, The

Plant City Fire Rescue
Plant City Fire Rescue.
City of Plant City

Plant City Midtown Redevelopment Vision Plan
Plan created by consultants AECOM & EDAW for the City of Plant City, to make the city center a more vibrant, inviting, and pedestrian-friendly place.
City of Plant City

Plant City Zoning and Planning Division
Part of the City's Development Services department; its board reviews project applications to ensure consistency with the comprehensive plan and compliance with municipal ordinances.
City of Plant City

Plant City’s Midtown Vision
Presentation from WMB Architecture showcasing design ideas for Plant City's Midtown area.
Plant City Government
File Size: 6,879 KB

Politics of Fighting Poverty in Faltering Economies, The
Discussion of the most promising political strategies for fighting poverty when budget dollars are scarce
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Pregnancy Information from the March of Dimes
Advice for a successful pregnancy, including planning to parent, nutrition, weight and fitness, prenatal care, body/lifestyle changes, safety concerns, labor/birth, and postpartum care.
March of Dimes Foundation

Prevent Child Abuse Florida
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is the Florida chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America).
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, The

Prevent Child Abuse Florida Quarterly E-Newsletter
Current quarterly e-newsletter of Prevent Child Abuse Florida.
Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, The

Prohibition in Tampa
Story in the spring/summer 1987 issue Tampa Bay History magazine by Frank Alduino about the years of Prohibition in the City of Tampa.
University of South Florida
File Size: 2,171 KB

Protecting Florida's Communities: Land Use Planning Strategies and Best Development Practices
Provides information on planning policies & strategies that can be implemented before & after disasters strike to further reduce community vulnerability to flooding & coastal storms.
Florida Department of Community Affairs
File Size: 5,034 KB

Purpose of the FCAT
Florida Department of Education

Putting All the Pieces Together
Identifying Languages Spoken & Promising Practices for Overcoming Language Barriers: presentation given at 2007 Federal Interagency Conference on Limited English Proficiency (03/15-16/07) sponsored by COPS.
COPS - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Reforming Juvenile Detention in Florida
Presents evaluation findings on the quality of care & the use of resources in juvenile detention facilities in Florida.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
File Size: 920 KB

Remembering Ybor City: The life and work of Jose Yglesias
Issue of Tampa Bay History describing the life and writings of Jose Yglesias, including a number of his stories.
University of South Florida
File Size: 7,985 KB

Reminiscences of Capt. James McKay, Jr.
"History of Tampa of the Olden Days" is the original title of this article written by James McKay, Jr. documenting his memories of what life was like in Tampa during the 1840s to the 1870s.
University of South Florida Library - Special Collections
File Size: 379 KB

Remodeling & Baby-Proofing Your Home
There are many ways to remodel and baby-proof to keep children of all ages safe. These need not be expensive to do. This webpage has a list.
ImproveNet.com

Reporting of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by Non-Strangers to Police, The
Analysis of factors that result in reporting vs. non-reporting of domestic & sexual violence.
U.S. Department of Justice
File Size: 390 KB

Resources - Office of Reentry - Florida Department of Corrections
Information about comprehensive programs and services that will assist in the successful re-entry into the community of ex-offenders, thereby reducing recidivism while enhancing public safety, and promoting post-release success.
Florida Department of Corrections

Riverview - Alafia River and Six Mile Creek - Historic Resource
Historical account of the community called Riverview from its settlement in 1891 to the present day.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 65 KB

Riverview Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Ruskin - Little Manatee River and Marsh Branch - Historic Resource
Historic description of when & why Ruskin was settled.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 93 KB

Ruskin Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Ruskin Historical Society
Website with information about Ruskin's people, places, events, and things. Also has video clips, a community directory, art by founder John Ruskin, Ruskin history lesson plans, as well as publications for sale.
Ruskin Historical Society

Safe & Sound Hillsborough County
The Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative, now known as Safe & Sound Hillsborough County, was created in the summer of 2013 as an initiative to transform the way local policy makers address violence. This initiative shifts policy from a public safety to a public health model and aligns community and professional stakeholders to develop a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach.
Hillsborough County

Save a Child: Know How to Identify and Report Child Abuse
This publication discusses child abuse laws and procedures for reporting abuse. It also contains information about different types of abuse and how to identify abused or neglected children.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Seffner - Lake Hooker, Lake Thonotosassa and Lake Weeks
Excerpt from the Hillsborough County Historical Resources Survey report (1998), describing the history of the Seffner area.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 96 KB

Seffner-Mango Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging
Whether for yourself or for a loved one, these calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging. Use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor.
Calculators.org

Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates
Provides more current estimates of selected income & poverty statistics than the most recent decennial census. Estimates are created for states, counties & school districts.
U.S. Census Bureau

Snack Attacks – Be Prepared
Suggestions for providing healthy, satisfying after-school snacks for your child.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
File Size: 68 KB

Sneaky, Cowardly Enemy: Tampa's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1887-88, A
Describes the effects of Yellow Fever on Tampa not only including the local population but how it also affected travellers to & from Tampa during the epidemic. Excerpt from the Fall/Winter 1986 issue of Tampa Bay History magazine.
University of South Florida
File Size: 1,699 KB

Socialism in the sunshine: The roots of Ruskin, Florida
Describes the settlement of Ruskin in the early 1900s by the Miller & Dickman families & how the influence of Englishman, John Ruskin, was utilized in the development of this rural community. Excerpt from the Spring/Summer 1982 issue of Tampa Bay History magazine.
University of South Florida
File Size: 2,054 KB

Springhead - English Creek - Historic Resource Survey Report
Historic description of the development of a community in Eastern Hillsborough County called Springhead which still sees a farming community that played a major role in its birth.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 64 KB

State & County Quick Facts for Hillsborough County
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business & geography down to the county & city level.
U.S. Census Bureau

State of Florida's Housing 2007, The
Compendium of facts on Florida’s housing. Data highlight the diversity in housing characteristics across the state, particularly between the 39 urban counties & the 28 rural counties, & between coastal & non-coastal counties.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

State of Florida's Housing, 2010
Data represented here highlights the tremendous diversity in housing characteristics across the state, particularly between the 35 urban counties & the 32 rural counties.
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

State Statutes Searchable Online Database
Access the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Statutes Series by title, or search statutes by individual states on issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Statewide Sexual Predator/Offender Search
Public record information database on offenders classified as sexual predators & sexual offenders under Florida law. Includes searching by neighborhood & by registered email addresses registered to offenders.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Statistics & Research: Adoption & Foster Care Statistics
Collects case level information on all children in foster care for whom State child welfare agencies have responsibility for placement, care or supervision, & on children who are adopted under the auspices of the State's public child welfare agency.
Children's Bureau

Statistics & Research: Child Maltreatment
Includes Child Maltreatment Annual Reports (1995-most recent): From the States to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data Systems - National statistics on child abuse & neglect.
Children's Bureau

Statistics and Research: Child Welfare Outcomes
Annual Child Welfare Outcomes Reports to Congress (from 1998 through most recent) which include data from AFCARS & NCANDS.
Children's Bureau

Status of Language Learners in Florida: Trends and Prospects, The
Examines how the state of Florida annually provides equal education opportunities to almost 300,000 non-native English speakign students who have been identified by surveys & testing as Limited English Proficient.
MacDonald, Victoria-Maria, Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State

Staying Healthy As You Age
How to Feel Young and Live Life to the Fullest
HelpGuide.org

Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families
Kinship care is a time-honored tradition that helps protect children and maintains strong family, community, and cultural connections.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Steps to Finding Quality Child Care
Advice on how to choose a responsible child care provider. Includes an extensive checklist for parents.
Hillsborough County Government

Stroke Recovery with Pool Exercise
Aquatic exercise, simple movements and exercises done in chest-deep water, can help prevent and treat the after-effects of a stroke.
In the Swim Pool Blog

Sun City (Ross) - Little Manatee River
Historical account of the area south of Ruskin called Sun City, formerly known as Ross, & how it developed over the years to a sparsely populated farming community to a mainly retirement community with mobile homes & RVs.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 74 KB

Sun City Lifestyles
News, events, activities, hobbies, clubs, health & safety, sports, history, membership directory, photos, community administration and other information on this well-organized site.
Sun City Center Community Association

Supporting and Empowering Educational & Development Services (SEEDS)
Multidisciplinary intervention team composed of schools, community and family representatives that provides support for children ages 3 through 3rd grade and their families.
Children's Home

Tampa & the Coming of the Railroad, 1853-1884
Narrative discussing the trials & tribulations Tampa went through to have a railroad built through the 1850s & 1860s & how the leadership of Henry B. Plant finally brought the railroad to Tampa in the 1880s. Excerpt from the Nov. 1991 issue of The Sunland Tribune, journal of the Tampa Historical Society.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 855 KB

Tampa and the Spanish Civil War
This excerpt from the Fall/Winter 1997 issue of Tampa Bay History magazine has five articles about the effect of the Spanish Civil War on Tampa residents, including photos illustrating the events that occured in Tampa during the civil unrest in Spain in the 1930s.
University of South Florida
File Size: 11,924 KB

Tampa at 1948
This excerpt from Vol. XXV of The Sunland Tribune, published in 1999 by the Tampa Historical Society, details the effects of world affairs on Tampa residents during the tumultuous years following WWII. By Dr. Gary Mormino.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,399 KB

Tampa at Midcentury: 1950
This excerpt from Vol. XXVI of The Sunland Tribune, published in 2000 by the Tampa Historical Society, describes how the city of Tampa grew in the 1950s in population, business & how Hillsborough County's growth affected Tampa. By Dr. Gary Mormino.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,836 KB

Tampa at the Turn of the Century: 1899
This article, published in Vol. XXV of The Sunland Tribune by the Tampa Historical Society in 1999, recaps the significant events that transpired in Tampa in the late 1890s to the early twentieth century. By Leland M. Hawes, Jr.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,348 KB

Tampa Bay History Collection
Digitized collection of the journal Tampa Bay History. Material consists of manuscripts, galleys, proofs for articles written for the journal from 1979-2011.
Digital Collections, University of South Florida

Tampa Bay Homeless Resource Wiki
The Tampa Bay Homeless Resource Wiki is a collaborative website where advocates, service providers, people in need and people helping those in need can share and find information on services, resources, news and volunteer opportunities to end homelessness in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Homeless Resource Wiki

Tampa Comprehensive Plan
Adopted in 2008, this is a blueprint to guide economic growth, development of land, resource protection, and provision of public services and facilities in the City of Tampa.
Planning Commission, The

Tampa Fire Rescue Public Education
Information on how to teach children about fire situations, what adults should know & what to look for, how to protect a home, resources for students & teachers, photos of the Fire & Rescue teams with the public in outreach programs.
City of Tampa

Tampa Heights Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area
Effort to stimulate growth in Tampa Heights Riverfront Community. Plan identifies measures to foster public/private partnerships that will help maximize redevelopment. Includes photos of the area, maps, fact sheets & documents regarding this area.
City of Tampa

Tampa Heights: Tampa's First Residential Suburb
This excerpt from Vol. IV, No. 1 of The Sunland Tribune, published in 1978 by the Tampa Historical Society, describes the residential & neighborhood community setting of Tampa Heights in the late 1800s including a biography about the man responsible for developing the neighborhood, William Benton Henderson. By Marston C. Leonard.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 1,144 KB

Tampa's Early Lighting and Transportation
This article, an excerpt from Vol. XVII of The Sunland Tribune, published in 1991 by the Tampa Historical Society, explains how electricity was first brought and used in Tampa around the 1880s, including how it changed transportation to include the trolley or the "electric street railway". By Arsenio M. Sanchez.
Tampa Historical Society
File Size: 3,605 KB

Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan
Adopted in 2009, this is a blueprint to guide economic growth, development of land, resource protection, and provision of public services and facilities in the City of Temple Terrace.
Planning Commission, The

Temple Terrace Fire Department
Temple Terrace Fire Department.
City of Temple Terrace

The Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation
This Article argues that the use of the contract model has important, unrecognized effects on fundamental public law norms that underlie the land use regulatory system. It examines the ways in which local governments and developers now often negotiate and then enter formal contracts that establish the terms governing individual projects
Stanford Law Review

The Next Slum?
This 2008 article examines how the then-unfolding collapse of the housing market might create underfunded and underpopulated communities, an accurate prediction in some places.
Atlantic, The

The Very Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories or burn up more calories than you need. The best way to lose weight is to do both. Here are some suggestions to make that easier.
Cleveland Clinic

Thonotosassa - Lake Thonotosassa, Baker Creek, Campbell Branch and Flint Creek - Historic Resource
Description of the settlement of Thonotosassa before the Second Seminole War in 1842 & history of how it grew into a lake community for Tampa commuters to enjoy in modern day.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 86 KB

Thonotosassa Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Town N Country Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

Transfer of Responsibility for Child Protective Investigations to Law Enforcement in Florida: A Supp
Presents findings from study designed to supplement previous study evaluating the impact of a 1998 Florida legislative mandate to transfer the responsibility for child protective investigations in 3 Florida counties from the Dept. of Children & Families (DCF) to the Sheriff’s offices in those counties.
Center For Research on Youth and Social Policy School of Social Work University of Pennsylvania
File Size: 6,638 KB

Trends in Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Criminal Court
Discusses current trends in juvenile transfer to adult criminal court in Florida.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
File Size: 61 KB

Truancy Intervention Programs: Challenges and Innovations to Implementation
National Institutes of Health

Turkey Creek - Historical Resource Survey Report
Provides historic account of the settlement of the area around what is known as Turkey Creek in East Hillsborough County from 1875 to present day focusing on how the school system in the community changed over the years.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 74 KB

U.S. Census Bureau Glossary of Terms
Searchable list of terms used to describe demographic data.
U.S. Census Bureau

UCR: Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook
To ensure the best reporting possible, the UCR staff developed, & has further revised, this handbook to assist participating agencies in understanding & completing monthly & annual uniform crime reporting forms.
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Understanding the Culture of 4-H
4-H is the youth development outreach program of the Land Grant Universities, the Cooperative Extension System, and USDA. It is made up of a community of young people across America who are learning life skills with the support of caring adult leaders.
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
File Size: 59 KB

Uniform Crime Reports
Statistical information in annual publications from 1995 to present on crime, hate crimes & law enforcement officers killed & assaulted in the US. Includes information on the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Federal Bureau of Investigation

University Area Community Plan
Community plan developed by The Planning Commission.
Planning Commission, The

University Community Area Master Plan: Addendum A
Addresses the elements required by State law for the Master Plan to qualify as an Urban Infill & Redevelopment Plan. Covers topics such as: community input, economic/redevelopment incentives & plan implementation.
Florida Center for Community Design and Research
File Size: 55,865 KB

University of South Florida Online Learning in Children's Mental Health
The online in-service training program at the University of South Florida has been developed to benefit an array of behavioral health professionals including those in leadership positions, clinical staff, case managers and supervisors, direct health care staff, as well as families and advocates.
University of South Florida

University of South Florida, History and Traditions
The University of South Florida was founded in 1956. These pages recount its major milestones and list its traditions and annual celebrations.
University of South Florida, History and Traditions

USA Counties
Find information taken from past U.S. Censuses & population estimates on the following topics for Hillsborough & other counties in the U.S.: age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, business patterns, crime, earnings, education, elections, employment, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, retail trade, social programs, veterans, vital statistics, water use & wholesale trade.
U.S. Census Bureau

USGS Land Cover Institute
Section of the federal US Geological Survey agency that is an advocate for land science; serves as a facilitator for land cover & land use science, applications, & production functions; assists in the availability & technical support of land cover data sets through increasing public & scientific awareness of the importance of land cover science.
U.S. Geological Survey

Valrico - Long Pond, Middle Valrico Lake and Valrico Lake - Historic Resource
Retells the story behind the settlement of Valrico around Valrico Lake & the changing landscape over the years including how the growth of Brandon & other surrounding communities affected Valrico's growth.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 72 KB

Vida Saludable: Sitios web confiables
He aquí una lista de fuentes de internet confiables relacionadas con nutrición, salud, seguridad en los alimentos y recursos para personas mayores
Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Violencia Domestica Los Hechos
Violencia Domestica Los Hechos
Peace At Home Family Shelter

Viva Florida
Statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State to highlight the 500 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León to the land he named La Florida in 1513.
Viva Florida 500

Voting & Registration in the Election of November 2008
Examines the levels of voting & registration in the November 2008 Presidential election, the characteristics of citizens who reported they were registered to or voted in the election & the reasons why registered voters did not vote.
U.S. Census Bureau

Weight Loss Calculator by Goal Date
Whether you are you trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain the same weight, this calculator will help you determine a daily caloric intake for your desired goal.
Calculators.org

Welcome - Chito Branch, Mizelle Creek and Owens Branch Creek - Historic Resource
Historic description of the community in eastern Hillsborough County called Welcome that florished agriculturally until about the 1930s & which is situated in today's Lithia.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 62 KB

Well-child visits
Even if your child is healthy, well-child visits are important because it is a good time to focus on your child’s development, talking about what is being done well and how it can be improved.
National Institutes of Health

What Are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?
Being overweight or obese isn't a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for other health problems.
National Institutes of Health

What can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?
This webpage lists things that expectant mothers can do to improve their health and the well-being of their unborn child. Includes links for additional information and an online bibliography.
National Institutes of Health

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
Frequently-asked questions about the health insurance "marketplace" or "exchanges" being set up as part of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare")
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Coverage

What Works: A Vision for Florida's Juvenile Justice System
Describes Florida's "What Works Strategy" for reducing juvenile crime.
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
File Size: 100 KB

Where Does it Fit? Inclusionary Zoning and the Affordable Housing Puzzle
Presentation from the Florida Renaissance Annual Conference in 2005 of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association discusses an affordable housing assessment, affordable housing tools & building affordable housing in your community; offers another view point on inclusionary zoning.
Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association
File Size: 417 KB

Widening Inequality Means a Democracy at Risk
BENJAMIN FRIEDMAN explains why antipoverty initiatives may flounder when large swaths of the populations are not benefiting from economic growth
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Wimauma - Lake Wimauma and Gully Branch - Historic Resource
Description of how the community of Wimauma was named & settled in the late 1880s through to its changes, including it once being a municipality. But after the government collasped, it remained an unicorporated community in Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County
File Size: 73 KB

Women and Men in the United States: March 2002
Compares the status of women & men on a number of measures, including age, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, income & poverty status.
U.S. Census Bureau
File Size: 63 KB

Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
This report provides a statistical picture of women in America in five critical areas: demographic and family changes, education, employment, health, and crime and violence. By presenting a quantitative snapshot of the well-being of American women based on Federal data, the report greatly enhances our understanding both of how far American women have come and the areas where there is still work to be done.
U.S. Department of Commerce
File Size: 2,130 KB

Workforce Education: Adult Education
Directory of reports, handbooks, statistics & general information pertaining to the State of Florida's Dept. of Education adult education purposes & opportunities.
Florida Department of Education

Working Poverty: Low Wage Workers in Florida (2005)
Profiles Florida's low-wage workforce using Census data, examining the poverty status of individuals and families.
Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy, Florida International University

Ybor City Commuity Redevelopment Area 2 Plan Amendment
This amendment to the 2005 Ybor City Vision Plan offers recommendations to protect the neighborhood’s unique qualities, enhance livability, attractive appropriate forms of investment, and improve connections to the City and region.
City of Tampa

Ybor City Museum State Park
This historical site recounts the lives of the immigrants and their societies that shaped the area's unique, cigar industry heritage. There is a museum, Mediterranean garden, and gift shop.
Florida Park Service

Ybor City Vision Plan (Executive Summary)
Executive summary of a plan document for Ybor City resulting from a community visioning process undertaken in late 2004. It consisted of many individual and group interviews, and three public meetings, one of which was a daylong workshop to solicit as many ideas as possible.
City of Tampa
File Size: 452 KB

Ybor City Vision Plan (Full Document)
Plan document for Ybor City resulting from a community visioning process undertaken in late 2004. It consisted of many individual and group interviews, and three public meetings, one of which was a daylong workshop to solicit as many ideas as possible.
City of Tampa
File Size: 8,323 KB

YOU and YOUR CREDIT Series
This seven-part series has practical advice on how to build and keep good credit, with information on credit scores, credit reports, homeownership, credit cards, and more.
University of Florida IFAS Extension

Your Essential Guide to the Common Core
Journalism project from State Impact Florida, created by WUSF in Tampa and WLRN in Miami. Basic information about what Common Core is, the controversy it has engendered, and news on the progress and likely implications of its implementation.
National Public Radio

Zip Code Estimates of People Without Health Insurance from The 2004 Florida Health Insurance Studies
Estimates of the number & percentage of uninsured people are provided for 868 of Florida’s ZIP Codes.
Agency for Health Care Administration - Bureau of Medicaid Research