Pinellas county housing authority
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PCHA Honored as Finalist for Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work in 2011

The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) announced that PCHA is a finalist for Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work in 2011.  PCHA employees were each asked to anonymously answer a questionnaire directly to TBBJ.  According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the employee survey measured 10 key engagement categories focusing on items including team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits.

Youth Aging Out of Foster Care find housing opportunities with PCHA

October 26, 2010

Beginning November 1, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) will be implementing their new Section 8 Voucher preference for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Pinellas County.  This preference will provide housing for those youth that are aging out of foster care as long as they are also eligible for PCHA’s Section 8 Voucher program. 

According to the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, youth aging out of the foster care system need safe, stable and affordable housing.  There is no single funding stream for youth housing therefore, it is important to tap into a variety of funding streams to meet the housing needs of young people.  Housing Authorities are an invaluable collaboration to provide housing and housing resources for those exiting foster care.

PCHA receives awards at statewide housing conference

August 30, 2010 The Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) recently awarded the PCHA with a 2010 Best Practices Award for Implementing Green Initiatives. Since 2009 when PCHA’s Board of Commissioners committed to becoming more environmentally conscious by incorporating “Implementing Green Initiatives” as part of the agency’s 5-year Strategic Plan, the PCHA has […]

PCHA provides ACCESS to residents!

May 13, 2010

PCHA has partnered with the Florida Department of Children and Families ACCESS (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self-Sufficiency) program as a self-service site.

PCHA’s Resident Services & Programs Department located at 11479 Ulmerton Road in Largo will provide equipment such as computers, printer, phone and fax to assist residents when applying for various government assistance programs like temporary cash assistance, Medicaid and food stamps.  The ACCESS program will be operational in June 2010. 

PCHA recognized by FAHRO for implementing green intitatives

June 17, 2010

In June 2009 the Pinellas County Housing Authority’s (PCHA) Board of Commissioners had a vision of the agency becoming more environmentally conscious.  The Board established “Implementing Green Initiatives” as one of five major strategic goals over the next five years.  One year later the PCHA has been certified a Green Business Partner by the Pinellas County and has been recognized locally and nationally its green initiatives and efficiencies.

As part of this strategic effort, PCHA continues to reinforce its commitment to effective stewardship of the earth’s natural resources, identifying opportunities to adopt more sustainable practices in the day-to-day operation of our agency, programs and properties. 

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