Read the Latest Issue of SPHA's Newsletter
The fall 2016 edition of The Housing Homefront, SPHA's newsletter, reviews what the agency is doing to provide more affordable housing and to promote resident self-sufficiency. Click here to download the newsletter.
SPHA Receives Clean Audit Report
Annually, an independent external auditor reviews SPHA's financial statements and compliance efforts to ensure that the agency is operating in adherence with city, state, and federal regulations. Conducted by Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs and Associates, LLC, the audit for fiscal year 2015 resulted in no findings and an unmodified opinion. This marks the ninth consecutive year that SPHA’s annual audit has concluded with the best outcome possible. Click here to read more.
SPHA to Host Landlord Workshop on July 21
On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., SPHA will host a workshop for all local landlords and property owners who are interested in learning more about the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, commonly known as Section 8. The workshop will take place at SPHA’s central office, 2001 Gandy Boulevard North in St. Petersburg. Click here to read more.
Summer Internships at SPHA
This summer, SPHA is introducing seven local young adults to work in a professional setting, as part of the Boley Centers’ Summer Youth Intern Program. SPHA has participated in this seasonal program since 2006, providing young people in the St. Petersburg community with a safe, constructive summer activity, a source of income, and structured work experiences. This year, however, marks the first time that all housing authority interns also are residents. Click here to read more.
SPHA CEO Joins HLB
Tony L. Love, SPHA's Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board (HLB), a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) which focuses on homeless families, individuals, and unaccompanied youth. Mr. Love will serve as a Housing Authority representative on the board for a term ending in December 2017. Click here to read more.
SPHA Rated Among Nation’s Finest Housing Authorities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) named SPHA as a High Performing agency, following its annual evaluations. Each year, HUD reviews how effectively SPHA manages and operates its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) / Section 8 and Public Housing programs. Through these programs, SPHA is able to make quality rental housing affordable for approximately 4,000 low-income households in St. Petersburg. Click here to read more.
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
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.
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