About Pinellas County Housing Authority

The Pinellas County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Largo, Florida.

As of November 13th, 2017 we have confirmed Pinellas County Housing Authority has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

The Pinellas County Housing Authority serves Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Largo, St Petersburg, Dunedin, Pinellas Park, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Bardmoor, Bay Pines, Bear Creek, Belleair, Belleair Shore, East Lake, Feather Sound, Greenbriar, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Lealman, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, St. Pete Beach, Seminole, South Highpoint, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island, West Lealman, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Harbor Bluffs, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Redington Shores, Ridgecrest and South Pasadena.

Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Pinellas County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at at (727) 443-7684.

Last Updated on 03/29/2017.

Pinellas County, Florida Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. This waiting list was last open for five days in November 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the PCHA office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been postmarked by November 18, 2017, and mailed to the PCHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Working families, displaced by a natural disaster, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at at (727) 443-7684.

Last Updated on 11/17/2017.

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


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Pinellas County Housing Authority manages 3,452 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipPorted OutVASH
Vouchers2,61236162473
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$650$495$636$576
Monthly Cost$1,698,600$17,823$102,983$272,219

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 Operated by Pinellas County Housing Authority

13217 Washington Dr
Largo, Florida
Rainbow Village is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Largo.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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4200 62nd Ave N
Pinellas Park, Florida
Lakeside Terrace is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Pinellas Park.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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5455 68th Way N
Saint Petersburg, Florida
French Villas is a 185 unit low income housing apartment community in Saint Petersburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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