DHA to Open Public Housing Wait List on March 1

UPDATE: The public housing wait list is closed as of May 24, 2011, and any applications received with a postmark after this date will be rejected.

DUNEDIN, FLORIDA – Beginning on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA) will accept applications for public housing units at its newly acquired public and affordable housing development, Fairway Gardens I & II. The two 10-unit apartment buildings are located at 110 Lady Mary Drive North and 30 Lady Mary Drive North in Clearwater, within DHA’s jurisdiction of the city of Dunedin and a 10-mile radius outside of it.

DHA will lease 15 of the units at Fairway Gardens I and II to public housing eligible families with incomes from zero to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The remaining five units will be affordable housing, serving families up to 150 percent of the AMI.

While the public housing wait list is open, the application will be posted on the housing authority’s website at http://www.stpeteha.org/DHA.htm, and printed copies of the application will be available at the following locations in Dunedin:

Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Avenue

Dunedin City Hall, 542 Main Street

Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road

DHA will accept applications via U.S. Mail only, beginning on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Applications will not be accepted in person.

Applications must be mailed to:
Dunedin Housing Authority
P.O. Box 12849
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

Handicapped and/or disabled applicants ONLY may call 727-217-7253 to request an application by mail.

DHA’s public housing program was established under federal guidelines to provide decent, safe and sanitary rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with special needs. For more information about DHA’s affordable housing program, which is not federally funded, please call 727-323-3171, ext. 226.


About Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA):

The Dunedin Housing Authority (DHA) was created in 1966 to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income residents in the city of Dunedin. A governing body of commissioners, made up of five volunteers who are appointed by the Mayor of Dunedin and confirmed by the City Commission, develops the policies and goals of the housing authority. DHA’s income is derived from tenant rents, federal subsidies, grants, and investments. DHA does not receive operating income from the city of Dunedin or the state of Florida. DHA is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. For more information about DHA, please visit the agency’s website at http://www.stpeteha.org/DHA.htm.

For immediate release: Feb. 28, 2011

Audra Butler, Communications Officer


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