Pinellas county housing authority
Pinellas county housing authority

Pinellas County Housing Authority Wins National Merit Award for Palms of Pinellas Apartments

Photo of front entrance of the Palms of PinellasApartments

Photo of front entrance of Palms of Pinellas Apartments

The Pinellas County Housing Authority has been chosen as a recipient of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Awards of Merit: Palms of Pinellas Mixed-Income Workforce Housing. The award was announced during NAHRO’s Online 2020 Summer Conference.

“We’re proud to honor the hard work and creativity our members have shown in meeting the needs of their local communities,” said NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman. “Now more than ever, it’s important to showcase their solutions and share them with others who might get inspired.”

Palms of Pinellas is the result of public-private partnerships providing mixed-financing for 92 apartment homes. Located at 13171 Belcher Road South in Largo, these units are enhanced with amenities that feature granite counter-tops, faux wood plank flooring, modern cabinetry, and washer and dryer in every unit.  On-site is a clubhouse, WiFi lounge, resort style pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The project was co-developed by the housing authority and Norstar Development USA, L.P.


NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO’s membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.