Pinellas County Housing Authority

11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL

There are no open waiting lists offered by Pinellas County Housing Authority. Go to the Florida Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Florida Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Pinellas County, Florida Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The PCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 30, 2022, until September 1, 2022. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Head of Households (HOH) who are Elderly or Disabled, Veterans, and Pinellas County residents.

3,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PCHA public notice on August 15, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Pinellas County, Florida (with the exception of the incorporated City of Clearwater, Florida).

Last Updated on 09/01/2022.

Closed: Rainbow Village 5-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Public Housing waiting list for 5-Bedroom apartments at Rainbow Village is closed.

The PCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list since at least October, 2020, until September 1, 2022. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

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

Source: This information was verified by a PCHA representative on September 13, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/14/2022.

Closed: Rainbow Village 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4-Bedroom apartments at Rainbow Village is closed.

The PCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list since at least May, 2021, until September, 1, 2022. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

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

Source: This information was verified by a PCHA representative on September 1, 2022. 

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 11/14/2022.

Closed: Lakeside Terrace Public Housing 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 Public Housing 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

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 Other rental assistance in Pinellas Park and Dunedin, Florida.

Last Updated on 10/02/2020.

About Pinellas County Housing Authority

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

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

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 3,470 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,796 25 50 440
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $740 $683 $671 $671
Monthly Cost $2,068,077 $17,086 $33,573 $295,219
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

12301 134th Avenue North
Largo, Florida
Call For Rent
4-5 BR

Lakeside Terrace

4200 62nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, Florida

French Villas

5455 68th Way N
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Low Income Housing Managed by Pinellas County Housing Authority

Pinellas Hope

5726 126TH AVE N
Clearwater, Florida

Landings at Cross Bayou

5401 68TH WAY N
Saint Petersburg, Florida