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Pinellas County Housing Authority Community named “2014 Affordable Community of the Year” by the Bay Area Apartment Association

 

On February 22, 2014, the Bay Area Apartment Association named Palm Lake Village Apartments as the “2014 Affordable Community of the Year” in the more than 250 units category of their annual special achievement awards.

Palm Lake Village Apartments, located at 1515 County Road One in Dunedin, is a 55 and over community. There are 475 one-story, one and two bedroom garden-style apartments; some of which have been recently renovated and include upgraded flooring. All units have new energy-efficient HVAC.

The facility includes a clubhouse, pool and gardens.  The clubhouse has a main hall, game room with library, full kitchen, laundry facilities, and small office where residents may access the internet.  A gazebo and veterans memorial is the highlight of the park-like gardens that surround the complex.  A pool, which is ADA-compliant, was requested by Palm Lake Village residents and completes the beautiful community center.

“We are extremely proud of our outstanding team who is dedicated to maintaining our communities in good condition” said PCHA’s executive director Debra Johnson.

 

For more information about this and other PCHA residential communities, please visit PCHA’s website at www.pinellashousing.com.

 

Pre-Leasing Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments

IT’S NOT TOO LATE . . .

 

PRE-LEASING IS UNDERWAY FOR THE NEW PINELLAS HEIGHTS SENIOR APARTMENTS

Although units are filling up quickly, it’s not too late to reserve your new home!

 

The Pinellas County Housing Authority is accepting applications from low-income seniors for the new Pinellas Heights community located at 11411 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33778. One and two bedroom apartment homes will be available for seniors 62 years of age or older in early 2014. Rent for the new apartments is based on income. Senior residents will pay approximately 30% of their monthly income for rent. Located just two miles from the beautiful Pinellas beaches, the tastefully decorated community will feature accessible units with roll-in showers, granite countertops with built-in breakfast bar as just a few of the amenities. An on-site activities room, library, game room, fitness center, and laundry facilities on every floor complete the community’s appeal to active seniors.

 

The maximum Annual Income to qualify is:   1 Person - $23,880   2 Persons - $27,300

 

Applications for Pinellas Heights may be picked up at the following office locations:

 

                     PCHA Central Office - 11479 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33778

 

Crystal Lakes Manor Office - 4200 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

 

Palm Lake Village Office - 1515 County Road 1, Dunedin, FL 34698

 

Please click on the following link to download an application: Pinellas Heights Pre-Application

 

Handicapped and/or disabled applicants who are unable to pick up an application at one of the locations above may call 727-443-7684 ext. 3124 and request an application via mail.   TTY: (800) 955-8771   TTD: (800) 955-8770

 

Applications will ONLY be accepted by U.S. MAIL and must be addressed to:

 

Pinellas County Housing Authority

11479 Ulmerton Road

Largo, FL 33778

 

Applications will not be accepted in person or via fax.

“The Pinellas County Housing Authority board and staff are very excited to make available this beautiful, truly affordable rental housing to the low-income seniors of Pinellas County” said Debra Johnson, PCHA’s executive director. PCHA is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.

 

PCHA AND NORSTAR CLOSE $16.2 MILLION IN TAX CREDIT EQUITY FOR $24 MILLION PRESERVATION PROJECT

 Funding Will Preserve Housing for Low-Income Families

Pinellas County Housing Authority announced on November 27, 2013 that it has closed on $24 million in funding for the preservation and renovation of the French Villas public housing apartments in unincorporated Pinellas County. Thanks to a competitive low-income housing tax credit allocation secured by PCHA’s development partner, Norstar Development USA, LP, from Florida Housing Finance Corporation, and the sale of those tax credits to Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc. for more than $16 million and construction and permanent financing from Raymond James Bank in excess of $13,000,000, all 184 units at French Villas will undergo a complete gut rehab, with new infrastructure and community facilities planned as well. Pinellas County has also pledged $300,000 in HOME funds to the project.

“We’re excited that this public-private partnership will enable us to move forward with our strategy of sustainable affordable housing by allowing this property to be offered to low-income families for many years to come” said Joseph Triolo, Chairman of PCHA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are looking forward to delivering a transformed development to the Housing Authority and the Pinellas County residents it serves,” added Rick Higgins, President of Norstar Development. “It took two years and a lot of hard work to get from the tax credit application to commencement of construction and we could not have done it without our development, financial, and governmental partners.”

French Villas, located at 6835 54th Avenue North, was constructed in phases from 1970 to 1973. Over the years, the property has suffered from infrastructure failure and environmental issues, and the unit interiors are original and in poor condition. PCHA and Norstar applied for Tax Credits in the Preservation set-aside from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation in 2011 to preserve French Villas. In March of this year, the tax credits were approved, and Raymond James agreed to provide the tax credit equity. Resident relocation is underway and renovations are scheduled to begin in December.

Through HUD’s new Rental Assistance Demonstration program, the Landings at Cross Bayou will be covered by a project-based rental assistance agreement which will enable the development to provide housing to individuals and families with incomes at or below 60% of the median income for the area. The program allows Housing Authorities to utilize non-HUD funding sources needed for capital renovations. Occupancy requirements for residency in the renovated property will include a work or job-training component for non-elderly and non-disabled households. The property will be subject to a HUD Use Agreement that will ensure long-term affordability.

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