Just over a year ago, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) looked at the growing need for housing assistance among youth aging out of foster care. To address the need, PCHA’s Board of Commissioners established an admission preference for this special group of youth in the agency’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The HCV program assists in making housing affordable. Adding to the housing benefit, participating youth can take advantage of PCHA’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. “Case management and the coordination of existing services and resources for FSS participants helps provide participating youth the guidance they need as they go out on their own” said Regina Booker, PCHA’s Director of Resident Services and Programs. FSS participants are provided assistance in establishing goals for education, training and employment, as well as in determining the steps necessary to achieve those goals, and in setting a timeline for their accomplishments. A built in escrow account provision allows participants to save money as their incomes increase due to employment. On-going case management provides support and stability.
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Pinellas County Housing Authority’s Partnership to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Making a Positive Impact
HELP END HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Landlords of quality rental units needed for new
HOUSING FIRST VASH VOUCHERS for HOMELESS VETERANS!
Meet and Greet the New VA Representatives that will be providing case management and other supportive services to Veterans in need.
The Pinellas County Housing Authority seeks owners of quality one and two bedroom rental properties to make their units available for rapid leasing to participants of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program. Properties in foreclosure are not eligible.
Pinellas County Housing Authority and Community Service Foundation’s 2012 First Time Homebuyer and Household Budgeting Workshops Schedule
The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) and the Community Service Foundation have finalized their 2012 Seminar and Workshop Schedule. Mark your calendars now!
The free First Time Homebuyer and Household Budgeting Seminars and Workshops will be held at either PCHA’s Central Office, which is located at 11479 Ulmerton Road in Largo, or at French Villas Apartments located at 6835 54th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. All classes consist of a two-part workshop series. The first, upcoming, free two-part seminar will be to educate First Time Homebuyers and is scheduled to be held at PCHA’s Central Office from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd and from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012.