PRFAA, Tampa team up to help Puerto Ricans residing in Florida
By John McPhaul
The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) office in Orlando, Fla. announced in conjunction with the authorities of the City of Tampa in Hillsborough County, Fla. a collaborative agreement that will enable the government to assist hundreds of citizens residing in one of the Florida cities and counties with the highest Puerto Rican population.
“When our team had the opportunity to meet with the local authorities of Hillsborough County, we reiterated our commitment to working hand-in-hand with [them] to continue providing services to the Puerto Rican community in Florida,” said Jennifer M. Storipan, executive director of the PRFAA in Washington, D.C. “Today, with this announcement, we reiterate our commitment to helping Puerto Ricans living in Florida. We thank [Tampa] Mayor Jane Castor and her administration for their commitment to the Puerto Rican community and their partnership with PRFAA.”
Anthony Carrillo, regional director of PRFAA’s Florida office, said that although the regional office is located in Orange County, they are committed to serving and continuing to expand services for the benefit of the 1.2 million Puerto Ricans who reside throughout the state of Florida.
Next Wednesday, Sept. 30, and on future dates, Puerto Ricans will be able to receive services and their vital documents by making an appointment today on the new PRFAA portal, www.prfaa.pr.gov/book, and choosing the “Services in the City of Tampa” section.
“We are pleased to be able to work with Mayor Castor and the authorities in Hillsborough County on events like this so that together we can continue to serve our community and provide direct services to citizens affected by the pandemic,” Carrillo said.