Pinellas County Housing Authority
11479 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Pinellas County, FL


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenClosedNot Applicable

The Pinellas County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families.

This housing authority offers three communities for families and senior disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit Rainbow Village to pick up an application, the 4 and 5 bedroom apartments are currently open to the waiting list, located at 12301 134th Avenue N, Largo FL 33774, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
2. Download an application here, to print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. It can also be mailed to the central office located at 11479 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33778. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: bank statements, verification of any assets, photo IDs for all adult household members, birth certificates, social security cards.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: working families, displaced by a natural disaster, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 727-443-7684, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Pinellas County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 579 affordable rental units. It also administers 3,145 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Pinellas County Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Pinellas County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (16%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (84%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Pinellas County Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Florida.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Pinellas County Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 102 in 2004 and a low score of 82 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Pinellas County Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Florida housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Pinellas County Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 98. The scores for properties managed by Pinellas County Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 97.

The highest scoring property in the Pinellas County Housing Authority portfolio is French Villas and the lowest scoring property is Lakeside Terrace.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Pinellas County Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Pinellas County Housing Authority owns and manages 579 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Pinellas County Housing Authority is $269.00 compared to the state average of $278.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Florida ranges from a low of $193.00 to a high of $423.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Pinellas County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 2/16/11 Plan
2010 1/22/10 Plan
2009 1/7/09 Plan
2008 2/19/08 Plan
2007 11/17/06 Plan
2006 2/1/06 Plan
2005 11/10/04 Plan
2004 11/15/03 Plan
2003 2/12/03 Plan
2002 2/20/02 Plan
2001 1/26/01 Plan
2000 6/9/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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