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.
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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