• Applicant ranking for the Disston Public Housing wait list is available at
  • Applicant ranking for the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 wait list is available at
  • SPHA staff will not inform applicants of their ranking. Applicants must find this information at
  • If your log in for the OWL system is not working, you must e-mail the software Tech Support at
  • If you made a mistake on your submitted application or need to make a change, applicants must notify SPHA in writing. Applicants cannot make changes via telephone.
  • You must keep your e-mail address you entered on the application ACTIVE, as SPHA may communicate with you via this address. Be sure you add to your ‘Safe Senders’ list on your e-mail account. If you have a change in e-mail address, you must notify SPHA in writing of your new e-mail address.

Contact SPHA

Central Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday

Property Management Office: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday

Map of Central Office at 2011 Gandy Blvd. N. in St. Petersburg

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Office Address: 2001 Gandy Blvd. N.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: 727-323-3171
Public Housing Fax: 727-343-4658
Section 8 Fax: 727-328-6699
TDD: 800-955-8770
TTY: 800-955-8771

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Important Information

Important Announcement for Landlords: Freeze on Rent Increase Approvals
At A Glance - SPHA's Housing Programs (PDF)
Residents: Smoking Policy at SPHA Properties (PDF)
Section 8 Residents: Find Your Housing Specialist (PDF)
Section 8 Applicants: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (PDF)
Public Housing Residents: Learn How SPHA Can Help You Pay for Job Training
Vendors: Section 3 Resident Training Program Information

Quick Links

Section 8 or Public Housing Applicants: Check Your Wait List Status
Housing Options for Veterans
Landlords: Check Your Payment Status
Landlords: List Your Rental Property
Landlords: Direct Deposit for Housing Assistance Payments
Report Fraud
Board and Committee Meeting Dates
SPHA Leasing Office

Watch "Our Journey Home"

“Our Journey Home” is a feature-length film, produced by ReThink Housing and narrated by renowned singer Jewel, which challenges our perceptions about people in need of supportive housing. It follows three families and examines how their relationship to home has shaped them. The film also looks at the role we all play in supporting those who struggle in having a stable place from where they can grow and dream. A place to call their own. Watch “Our Journey Home” by clicking here.
Map of SPHA's Service Area

SPHA's Service Area

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Latest SPHA News

SPHA Board Update
On Thursday, April 28, Ms. Virginia Littrell was sworn in as the newest member of the SPHA Board of Commissioners. Click here to read more.


SPHA Starts Spring Season with
Community Event
On Thursday, March 24, more than 100 SPHA public housing residents and community partners gathered at Disston Place Apartments in St. Petersburg for a Spring Kick-Off event. Click here to read more.


Check Out the Latest Housing Homefront Newsletter
The Housing Homefront is SPHA's agency newsletter, and the Winter 2016 issue is hot off of the presses. Read about SPHA's new CEO, Mr. Tony Love and the agency's plans to create more affordable housing opportunities. Click here to download (PDF).


SPHA Board Update
On Thursday, October 22, Ms. Jo Ann Nesbitt was sworn in as the newest member of the SPHA Board of Commissioners. Click here to read more.


Two SPHA Residents Selected for College Scholarships
SPHA is helping pave the path to higher education for its residents. Ms. Latoyia Benjamin and Ms. Jacqueline McKnight were selected by the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group from a national pool of applicants to receive a $2,500 college scholarship each for the fall semester of the 2015‐2016 academic year. Click here to read more.


SPHA Is Featured in Florida State Homes
Florida State Homes recently featured our programs on their website in an article called "St. Petersburg Housing Authority: Providing A Better Future Through Housing." To learn more about the resources that they have available for the home buying, selling, and owning processes, click here.


SPHA Provides Summer Jobs
This summer, SPHA is providing on-site job training and temporary employment to 32 local, at-risk young adults, in partnership with CareerSource Pinellas’ Tampa Bay YouthBuild program and Boley Centers’ Summer Youth Intern program. Click here to read more.


Two SPHA Programs Recognized as Nation’s Best
For the fifth consecutive year, the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group has named SPHA programs as among the finest in the United States. Out of a national pool of submittals, the HAI Group selected two of SPHA’s programs as award winners in their 2015 Best Practices and Housing Authority Risk Retention Innovation Awards competition. Click here to read more.


SPHA Evaluated with Top Results
In June 2015, SPHA received the results of its annual Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) / Section 8 program evaluation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the initial report from its independent external auditor for fiscal year 2014. In both areas, SPHA received top results. Click here to read more.


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