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.


PCHA Showcases ARRA Improvements

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA – Yesterday, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) held a ceremony to recognize capital improvements completed at their public housing properties, made possible by the funds received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).


PCHA Receives Awards at Statewide Housing Conference

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 been actively seeking ways to implement energy efficiency standards and other “green” efforts to reduce the agency’s environmental footprint.


PCHA Receives Awards at Statewide Housing Conference

Best PracticesThe 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 moreenvironmentally conscious by incorporating “Implementing Green Initiatives” as part of theagency’s 5-year Strategic Plan, the PCHA has been actively seeking ways to implement energyefficiency standards and other “green” efforts to reduce the agency’s environmental footprint.

• PCHA received a Green Business Partnership certification by Pinellas County, Florida inJune 2010 for a voluntary assessment that recognizes businesses for theirenvironmental stewardship and sustainable practices. The partnership encouragesconservation of resources, waste reduction, energy conservation and cost savings.