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Pinellas County Housing Authority

11479 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Pinellas County, Florida 33778

Pinellas County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of May 17th, 2021, Pinellas County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pinellas County Housing Authority serves Pinellas County but does not serve Clearwater and Saint Petersburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Rainbow Village 5-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Rainbow Village 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Limited Pinellas County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Lakeside Terrace Public Housing Closed
Affordable Housing Closed

Open Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Pinellas County Housing Authority Website: https://www.pinellashousing.com/.

Pinellas County Housing Authority Phone: (727) 443-7684.

Open Until Further Notice: Rainbow Village 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Public Housing waiting list for 5-Bedroom apartments at Rainbow Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PCHA Public Housing page, or the PCHA website.

Source: This information was verified by the PCHA on October 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Largo, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (727) 443-7684.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Rainbow Village 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4-Bedroom apartments at Rainbow Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PCHA Public Housing page, or the PCHA website.

Source: This information was verified by the PCHA on May 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Largo, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (727) 443-7684.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/07/2021.

Other Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Limited Pinellas County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pinellas County, Florida.

Last Updated on 10/09/2020.

Closed: Lakeside Terrace Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Lakeside Terrace is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PCHA Public Housing page, or the PCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PCHA, as of October 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pinellas Park, Florida. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

Closed: Affordable Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for Affordable Housing apartments at Crystal Lakes Manor and Palm Lake Village is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

According to the PCHA, this program offers "rental units at below market rates, affordable housing is a low-rent option for Housing Choice Voucher holders and the general public. Our affordable housing properties serve families from 0-150 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)."

For more information, visit the PCHA Affordable Housing page, or the PCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pinellas Park and Dunedin, Florida.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

About Pinellas County Housing Authority

More information about Pinellas County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.pinellashousing.com/.

Representatives of Pinellas County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (727) 443-7684. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/login.

HCV Portability Status

As of May 17th, 2021, it is not known if Pinellas County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 12/28/2018, Pinellas County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the PCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the PCHA Public Housing Program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the PCHA HCV Home Ownership Program can be found here.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

More information about the PCHA Family Self-Sufficiency Program can be found here.

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

More information about the VASH Program can be found here.

  

 


About the Pinellas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pinellas County Housing Authority manages 3,551 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,832 28 62 465
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $713 $658 $809 $642
Monthly Cost $2,019,310 $18,411 $50,157 $298,595

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pinellas County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 223 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $14,081 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 44% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pinellas County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Pinellas County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $739. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Pinellas County Housing Authority

Rainbow Village

13217 Washington Dr
Largo, Florida

Lakeside Terrace

4200 62nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, Florida

French Villas

5455 68th Way N
Saint Petersburg, Florida