Community Partners on Playground Upgrades
On Saturday, May 16, community members came together to upgrade and celebrate Perry Park, the playground area of Clearview Park Apartments, 3200 37th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. The Environmental Ownership Committee of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated’s Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter added new mulch to the playground and planted pink roses in memory of former SPHA Commissioner Lorraine Perry, for whom the park was named.
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The Housing Homefront Newsletter – Spring 2015 is now available!
SPHA has just released its Spring 2015 edition of The Housing Homefront. Click here to read more.
SPHA Board Update
On Thursday, March 26, Jacqueline Williams Hubbard and Stewart O. Olson were sworn in as the newest members of the SPHA Board of Commissioners. The SPHA Board of Commissioners is tasked with developing the agency’s policies and goals. Board members are unpaid volunteers, serving four year terms. Click here to read more.
Background of the SPHA Board of Commissioners’ Vote
on January 22, 2015
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SPHA Helps Public Housing Resident Celebrate the Holidays
SPHA's Adopt-A-Family program made this holiday season a little happier for one St. Petersburg family living in public housing. Click here to read more.
Perry Park Dedicated in Commissioner’s Memory
SPHA recently held a ceremony to dedicate the playground area of Clearview Park Apartments, 3200 37th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, as Perry Park. The park is named in memory of former Commissioner Lorraine Perry, who was a long-time member of the SPHA Board of Commissioners, a community leader at Clearview Park Apartments, and an advocate for affordable housing. Click here to read more.
SPHA Hosted Event to Help Residents Stop Smoking
SPHA hosted a two-hour free event for Public Housing residents in support of the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout” on November 20 at Disston Place Apartments in St. Petersburg. The event’s goals were to encourage residents to stop smoking and to share with them the tools they need to stay tobacco free. Click here to read more.
DHA Receives High Score
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently advised the Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA) that it scored 98 out of a possible 100 points on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) interim evaluation for fiscal year 2013. This score means that DHA continues to hold HUD’s High Performer status, the highest designation achievable. Click here to read more.
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.