The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) received a Merit Award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for the construction of Pinellas Heights and has received a nomination from NAHRO for the Award of Excellence.
Pinellas Heights is a 153-unit low-income and affordable senior living community recently built in Largo. Constructed from the ground up in 2014, in partnership with Norstar Development USA, Bessolo Design Group, and the help of state and local agencies, the project cost over $23.5 million to complete. Not only does Pinellas Heights fill a need for affordable housing for seniors in one of the most densely populated counties in Florida, but the new construction has also spurred economic growth and revitalization in the surrounding area, making the reward to the community invaluable.
The NAHRO Agency Awards Program was created to give national recognition to the achievement and innovation of NAHRO agency/organizational members throughout the country; to provide additional opportunities to inform the public of the best in housing and community development; and to create a resource bank of information on significant, innovative activities performed by housing and redevelopment agencies and community development departments (nahro.org).