Waiting List to open at PCHA’s public housing properties, July 18-22, 2011

The Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) will open the waiting lists for French Villas and Rainbow Village. Rent for these apartments is based on approximately 30% of the family’s income.

French Villas is located at 6835 54th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, Florida 33709. The community has an on-site computer lab, playground and Head Start center.

French Villas is accepting applications for their 2 and 3 bedroom waiting lists. Completed applications may be submitted to the French Villas Management office or returned by mail at the address listed above. Applications will be accepted until further notice. For more information about French Villas, please call (727) 544-7272.

Rainbow Village Apartments is located at 12301 134th Avenue North in Largo, FL 33774. GRAYDI, Head Start and the Police Athletic League provide programs and services for the residents of Rainbow Village. For more information about Rainbow Village, please call (727) 581-4793.

Rainbow Village is accepting for their 3, 4, and 5 bedroom waiting lists. Completed applications may be submitted to the Rainbow Village Management office or returned by mail at the address listed above. Applications will be accepted until further notice.

Applications will be accepted from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM beginning July 18th of 2011 for French Villas and Rainbow Villas until further notice. Applications will be available on each property’s web page and at the property management offices. Applications will also be available at PCHA Central Office located at 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33778. Disabled applicants only may call the corresponding property’s Management office to request an application by mail.

For the Rainbow Village Apartments application, please click here.

Family Self- Sufficiency program to be implemented in PCHA’s Public Housing communities

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA – HUD recently awarded the PCHA with funding for a Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Coordinator. This funding will allow for the implementation of the FSS Program in PCHA’s public housing communities. Through the FSS program,  PCHA will work directly with residents to connect them with local education and training opportunities; job placement organizations; and local employers.  Each participating family will sign an FSS Contract of Participation and will identify their goals and the steps necessary to achieve their goals.

The purpose of the program is to encourage innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with other resources to enable participating families to increase income from employment; reduce or substantially eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency.

“We’re tremendously excited about the FSS program and the positive impact it will have in assisting our low-income families to become competitive as jobs begin to open up and to assist them in moving up and out of public housing.  For every family that graduates from public housing to affordable housing, an apartment will become available for another family in need,” said Debbie Johnson, PCHA’s executive director.

Regina Booker, director of PCHA’s Resident Services department, where economic self-sufficiency is the ultimate goal for residents, said “the implementation of the FSS program in public housing will help our families claim economic independence by coordinating the resources and tools needed for them to be successful in competing for jobs, and for sustaining employment”.

PCHA is one of 200 public housing authorities across the U.S. to receive this earmarked funding which will help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence.  For information on local funding amounts, visit the following website:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=2010PH-FSSPHAlist.pdf

For more information about the PCHA Resident Services program and Family Self Sufficiency efforts, please click here.

Rainbow Village Waiting List Now Open! Feb. 22-March 14, 2011

PCHA has opened the waiting list for applications for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units at Rainbow Village. Rent for these apartments is based on approximately 30% of the family’s income.

Rainbow Village Apartments

12301 134 Ave. North

Largo, Florida 33774

(727) 581-4793

  • Families with 1-2 persons are invited to apply for the 1 BR units
  • Families with 3-4 persons are invited to apply for the 2 BR units
  • Families with 5-6 persons are invited to apply for the 3 BR units
  • Families with 7-8 persons are invited to apply for the 4 BR units
  • Families with 9-10 persons are invited to apply for the 5 BR units

Applications will be available as follows:

February 22 thru March 9 at the Rainbow Village Office from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Please click here to download the application in English or Spanish. Applications will also be available at PCHA Central Office located at 11479 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida 33778.

Disabled applicants only may call the Rainbow Village office to request an application by mail beginning February 14, 2011.

Completed applications may be submitted to the Rainbow Village office at the address listed above on or before 4:00 PM on March 14, 2011.  Applications returned by mail must be postmarked on or before March 14, 2011.