About Pinellas County Housing Authority

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

The Pinellas County Housing Authority serves Pinellas County, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Largo, Dunedin, Pinellas Park, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs.

Pinellas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The PCHA offers two Public Housing communities with 495 units for families and senior/disabled households:

  • Rainbow Village Apartments
    12301 134th Avenue North
    Largo, FL 33774
    (727) 581-4793
  • Lakeside Terrace
    4200 62nd Avenue N,
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    (727) 489-6470

To apply, visit the Lakeside Terrace and Rainbow Village page for specifics on which waiting lists are open. An application link for open waiting lists is provided in the property description. Download and print the application.

This waiting list has 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 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 03/29/2017.

Pinellas County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV 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.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Pinellas County Housing Authority manages 3,430 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,591 36 161 472
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $642 $492 $705 $561
Monthly Cost $1,663,273 $17,722 $113,437 $264,682

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
Rainbow Village is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Largo.
4200 62nd Ave N
Lakeside Terrace is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Pinellas Park.
5455 68th Way N
French Villas is a 185 unit low income housing apartment community in Saint Petersburg.
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Affordable Apartments near Pinellas County Housing Authority

300 8th Street North St
The Portland Apartments is a 68 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Saint Petersburg.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Saint Petersburg.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
6700 102nd Ave N
Oceanside Estates is a 104 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Pinellas Park.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1000 Burlington Ave N
Burlington Towers is a 116 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.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units