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Pinellas County Housing Authority

11479 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Pinellas County, Florida 33778

Pinellas County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Largo, Florida 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 June 2nd, 2020, Pinellas County Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 55 and Older Communities Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 62 and Older Assisted Living Community Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
55 and Older Communities Open Until Further Notice
62 and Older Assisted Living Community Open Until Further Notice
Pinellas County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Landings at Cross Bayou, 1-Bedroom Closed
Landings at Cross Bayou, 2 and 3-Bedroom Closed
62 and Older Communities Closed

Open Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

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

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

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: The PCHA calls its Public Housing program "HUD-Subsidized Family Housing."

To apply during the opening period, visit the PCHA page here, and select the link for a community with an open waiting list under the section titled "PCHA HUD-Subsidized Family Housing."

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

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 09/24/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 55 and Older Communities Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for 55 and Older Communities apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, visit the PCHA page here, and select the link for a community with an open waiting list under the section titled "Our 55 and older communities."

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

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.

Last Updated on 09/24/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 62 and Older Assisted Living Community Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for 62 and Older Assisted Living Community apartments at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Facility is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, visit the PCHA page here, and select the link for "Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Facility."

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

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.

Last Updated on 09/24/2019.

Other Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Pinellas County, Florida Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for elderly/disabled applicants living in Pinellas County in September, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the Pinnellas County Housing Authority.
  2. Pick up an application at the Pinnellas County Housing Authority.

Once the application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the Pinnellas County Housing Authority.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Veterans.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

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

Last Updated on 06/13/2019.

Closed: Landings at Cross Bayou, 1-Bedroom Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Landings at Cross Bayou is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 22, 2018, until July 31, 2018.  There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application .

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Last Updated on 09/24/2019.

Closed: Landings at Cross Bayou, 2 and 3-Bedroom Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Landings at Cross Bayou is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 24, 2019, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Landings at Cross Bayou is located at 6835 54th Ave. N, St Petersburg, FL.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for the Landings at Cross Bayou were:

2 Persons - $26,800
3 Persons - $30,150
4 Persons - $33,450
5 Persons - $36,150
6 Persons - $38,850

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Last Updated on 03/24/2020.

Closed: 62 and Older Communities Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) waiting list for 62 and Older Communities apartments 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 Apply for Housing page, or the PCHA website.

Last Updated on 09/24/2019.

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.hmsforweb.com/owl/login.php.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (727) 450-2111.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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 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 HUD-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 3,592 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,856 30 90 449
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $646 $632 $462 $599
Monthly Cost $1,844,464 $18,953 $41,603 $269,171

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