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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.

PINELLAS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY RECOGNIZED AS 2014 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE YEAR BY STATEWIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORGANIZATION

For the second time in three years, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) was honored as Housing Authority of the Year by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO).   The “Housing Authority of the Year” award recognizes PCHA for providing outstanding affordable housing in Florida.

“We are delighted and honored to receive this award.  This recognition is the result of a dedicated and hardworking staff focused on providing the best possible affordable housing.  I am excited and proud to be a part of this great housing authority” said Joseph Triolo, PCHA Board Chairman. 

“We are overjoyed to have received this award and thankful to all of our partners who made it possible.  It is truly an honor to be recognized for something that we love to do” said executive director Debra Johnson.

FAHRO’s core mission is providing professional development for public, assisted, and other affordable housing in the state of Florida by offering a network for increased communication and education, as well as supporting legislation for the improvement and development of affordable housing and economic opportunities.  FAHRO membership includes more than 200 housing agencies, community development agencies, and associate members who work together to ensure that all of Florida’s citizens have clean, safe, and sanitary housing.

A number of PCHA’s community partners recommended PCHA as 2014 Housing Authority of the Year.   “PCHA has a creative and committed board and staff that are always willing to work with community partners to create new opportunities for affordable housing become a reality. PCHA is always in search of new innovative opportunities and partnerships to improve housing conditions for low income families and seniors, as well as the quality of their lives” said Pat Weber, Tarpon Springs Housing Authority Executive Director.

The PCHA provides housing opportunities for nearly 8,500 county individuals by utilizing public and private funding. PCHA’s focus is on providing affordable housing through the development, ownership, and management of properties and administration of rental subsidies.

For more information, visit www.pinellashousing.com.

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