Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on February 25th, 2016.

As of February 25, 2016, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

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
There are three ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at Rainbow Village Apartments at the address listed above from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the PCHA central office, located at 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33778, during normal office hours.
  3. Download the pre-application online, then print and complete. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.
Disabled applicants can call Rainbow Village Apartments at the phone number listed above to have a pre-application mailed to them.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Rainbow Village Apartments at the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Bank statements, verification of any assets, photo IDs for all adult household members, birth certificates, and Social Security Cards.

The PCHA has identified the following preferences: Working families, displaced by a natural disaster, elderly, or disabled.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.

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

Summary

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on February 25th, 2016.

As of February 25, 2016, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

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
There are three ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at Rainbow Village Apartments at the address listed above from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at the PCHA central office, located at 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33778, during normal office hours.
  3. Download the pre-application online, then print and complete. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.
Disabled applicants can call Rainbow Village Apartments at the phone number listed above to have a pre-application mailed to them.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to Rainbow Village Apartments at the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Bank statements, verification of any assets, photo IDs for all adult household members, birth certificates, and Social Security Cards.

The PCHA has identified the following preferences: Working families, displaced by a natural disaster, elderly, or disabled.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.

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

Summary

Pinellas County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on May 6th, 2016.

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.

Important note: If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update application information.

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

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher applications at this time.

Please note: The PCHA website states "Norton Apartments at Lake Bellevue is located at 1450 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave in Clearwater, FL.  Applications are being accepted on-site, for 4 bedroom apartments." However, we have confirmed with a PCHA representative that this information is incorrect.

Important note: If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update application information.

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

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Lakeside Terrace 99/100 01/26/2015
Rainbow Village 91/100 01/27/2015

Public Housing Operated by Pinellas County Housing Authority

13217 Washington Dr
Rainbow Village is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Largo.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
4200 62nd Ave N
Lakeside Terrace is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Pinellas Park.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
5455 68th Way N
French Villas is a 185 unit low income housing apartment community in St Petersburg.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Pinellas County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Florida:

Affordable Apartments near Pinellas County Housing Authority

1000 N Keene Rd
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
609 Seminole Street
6770 Park Boulevard