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PCHA Celebrates October as Housing America Month, Continues to Help Homeless Veterans

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) named October Housing America Month, and as one of the first highlights in their “NAHRO On the Hill” blog, has featured Pinellas County Housing Authority’s (PCHA) new Pinellas Heights development. 

Click here to view: http://nahroonthehill.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/housing-authority-provides-active-seniors-with-a-community-to-call-home/

During Housing America Month, agencies across the country are showcasing all the little things they do that make a big difference in our communities.   In just this year alone, PCHA has opened a new community for low-income seniors, created a new computer lab at an existing property, established a new job-readiness, job development and job placement program, received funding for the continuation of the Family Self-Sufficiency program, received additional Housing Vouchers for homeless veterans, and was awarded Housing Authority of the Year 2014 by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO).

Earlier this month, PCHA was awarded an additional 46 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, bringing the total number of veterans served by PCHA through this program to 377.  Through a partnership with the CW “Bill” Young Health Care System in Bay Pines, PCHA will assist in providing Pinellas County’s homeless veterans the housing help they need and deserve.  We’re excited to be able to provide housing assistance for more homeless veterans.  It touches our hearts when we’re able to give back by helping them find and keep stable housing” said Debbie Johnson, PCHA’s executive director.

Though October is Housing America Month, PCHA continues to make progress and support the community daily. Later this month, the first families will begin moving into the Landings at Cross Bayou, the newest addition to the PCHA housing lineup. For all the latest information on housing development and programs, go to www.pinellashousing.com.  

PCHA and CSF Announce Final 2014 First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Throughout the past several years, PCHA has partnered with the Community Service Foundation to offer free First Time Homebuyer Workshops at Pinellas County Housing Authority’s Central Office, located at 11479 Ulmerton Road in Largo.  The last set of this year’s two-part seminar workshops will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, and from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

By participating in the First Time Homebuyer workshops, participants will learn about available programs that can assist with down payments and closing costs, as well as the role of realtors and how they can provide guidance to the homebuyer.                         

These workshops will teach ways to:

· understand the process of pre-qualifying,

· locate the best mortgage product and qualify for a mortgage,

· maintain a home,

· preserve property values, and

· avoid foreclosure

To register for the free workshops, please visit the Community Service Foundation website at www.csfhome.org or call Ms. Heather Rady at (727) 443-7684, ext. 3046.

Pinellas County Housing Authority to Host Free Landlord Workshop for Rental Property Owners

Pinellas County Housing Authority will host a workshop that will introduce prospective landlords to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance program on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Property owners with available rentals, both single family homes and multi-family properties, in PCHAs area of operation for the program, which includes unincorporated Pinellas County and the following cities: Largo, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Gulfport, Kenneth City, Belleair, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, and Seminole, who are interested in finding out more about the HCV program, are invited to attend. 

Join us to learn:

  •       How participation in the program can benefit property owners,
  •       Owner and tenant responsibilities,
  •       Unit requirements, and
  •       How to participate

Special Note:  PCHA is also seeking owners of handicap accessible properties to participate in the HCV program.

The workshop will be held at the Pinellas County Housing Authority’s central office which is located at 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL  33778.  Please RSVP by calling (727) 443-7684, ext 3124.

For additional information on this workshop, as well as on other workshop opportunities that PCHA offers, please visit our website at
www.pinellashousing.com.

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