Valerie Roberts Joins SPHA Board of Commissioners
Valerie Roberts was sworn in as the newest member of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) Board of Commissioners at their October 23 regular meeting. As a public housing resident, Commissioner Roberts will represent tenants’ interests on the board, making sure their perspective is considered in all SPHA business. The seven-member Board of Commissioners is SPHA’s governing body, responsible for oversight and policy-making. Click here to read more.
SPHA Awarded More Housing Vouchers for Homeless Vets
SPHA will soon make housing available to 45 more homeless veterans in the St. Petersburg area. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded the additional Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers to SPHA, bringing the total count of vouchers in this program to 275. Click here to read more.
The Housing Homefront Newsletter – Fall 2014 is now available!
SPHA has just released its Fall 2014 edition of The Housing Homefront. Click here to read more.
SPHA Receives Award from National Insurance Group
For the fourth consecutive year, the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group has selected an SPHA program as one of the best in the nation. The HAI Group named SPHA’s Community Policing and Crime Prevention program as the First Runner Up in their 2014 Best Practices and Housing Authority Risk Retention Innovation Awards Competition. SPHA is one of only two housing authorities in the United States to receive this year’s awards. Click here to read more.
SPHA Helps Kids Finish Education, Get Jobs
This summer, SPHA is working with local community partners, including CareerSource Pinellas and the Boley Centers, to provide job training and employment opportunities for underprivileged youth. Through these partnerships, SPHA currently is providing 27 at-risk young adults with on-the-job training and real-life work experience. Click here to read more.
SPHA Resident Selected to Receive College Scholarship
SPHA is helping pave the path to higher education for one housing authority resident. Ms. Jyaira Moore was selected from a national pool of applicants from to receive a $2,500 college scholarship from the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group.
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Housing Authorities Celebrate Fathers
On Saturday, June 14, local housing authorities are encouraging economically disadvantaged fathers to take a more active role with their children. The Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA), the Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA), and the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) are hosting Father’s Day 2014, a free event for housing authority residents only that will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the playground at Jordan Park (1245 Jordan Park Street South).
This event is not open to the general public. Click here to read more. Click here for the event flyer.
SPHA 2013 Audit Reveals Zero Findings
SPHA is proud to announce that its independent external auditor has reported zero findings for the agency’s fiscal year 2013 audit. This marks the seventh consecutive year that an audit of SPHA has concluded with zero findings. Click here to read more.
SPHA Renews Contracts for Housing Assistance
The SPHA Board of Commissioners recently renewed its contracts to provide rental housing assistance to residents of Pinellas Hope II in Pinellas Park and Serenity Towers in South Pasadena. Click here to read more.
SPHA’s Section 8 Program Earns Perfect Score,
Receives Highest Honor
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified SPHA on May 1 that its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)/Section 8 program earned 100 percent on the FY 2013 Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) evaluation.
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Introducing New SPHA Commissioners
Former St. Petersburg City Council member James (Jamie) Bennett and public policy advocate Ayele Hunt recently were sworn in as the newest members of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) Board of Commissioners. Click here to read more.
SPHA Receives Award from Insurance Group
SPHA is being commended for their best practices and commitment to risk management. SPHA is being honored for their "Program to Reduce Workplace Stress and Employee Turnover," which has earned an honorable mention in HAI Group's 2013 Best Practices and Housing Authority Risk Retention Innovation Awards Competition. Click here to read more.
SPHA Unveils New Senior Complex
SPHA is proud to announce the opening of its newest, fully-renovated public housing development - Sunset Oaks Apartments. The Complex is designated for residents age 50 and older and is a non-smoking development. Click here to read more.
Local Leaders Celebrate New Bus Service
SPHA held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for expanded service on PSTA's Route 444. Click here to read more.
SPHA Wins Five National Awards
SPHA has won five (5) prestigious Awards of
Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The awards recognize outstanding achievements in housing and community development programs throughout the nation. Click here to read more.
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