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Magnolia resident celebrates 100 years!

Rachel Haynes, a resident at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Facility located at 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL. celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday September 18, 2010.  The party, held at Magnolia Gardens, was attended by over 100 friends and family members in honor of Rachel. She entered the party dancing to the music and even sang “The Our Father Prayer” to everyone’s enjoyment. A special guest of the party was Pinellas Park Mayor Bill Mischler.  Mayor Mischler presented Rachel with a Proclamation to make Saturday September 18th, 2010 Rachel Haynes Day in Pinellas Park, FL. He also presented Rachel with a “Key to the City” lapel pin.

PCHA earns another high performing score from HUD!

September 27, 2010 Being scored a “High Performer” through HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center, or REAC, is no easy task, but the PCHA has successfully achieved this status once again.   Receiving a 99 out of a possible 100 points, the housing authority has earned the designation from HUD through a scoring system which fairly measures […]

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 […]

PCHA Board Elects Officers at Annual Meeting

The PCHA Board of Commissioners held their annual board meeting and elected officers for 2010-2011.

Joseph Triolo, rehabilitation officer with the City of St. Petersburg Housing and Community Development, was re-elected as Chairman of the Board for a term of one year. Chairman Triolo has been serving in this capacity since October 2009.

Angela Rouson was named Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners. From July 2006 through April 2009, she served as the Board’s Chair.

PCHA Opens New Home Ownership Resource Center!

Owning a home seems out of reach for so many people, especially in today’s economy. Even with declining home prices, for many in affordable and assisted housing, the dream of owning their own home is just that – a dream. Rabon Sanders knows all too well about circumstances getting in his way for the proverbial American Dream. Self-employed for 23 years, owning an accounting business and then consumer electronics business, Sanders had it all: family, career, success, health. And then a rare disease called Post-Polio Syndrome from a sickness he had when he was three years old, caused his body to gradually weaken until he lost his ability to walk. Not only did he lose his ability to walk, he lost his health, his family, his business and his money.

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