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Affordable Housing Clients

SPHA's Affordable Housing Program is a great low-cost option for individuals and families who struggle to afford market-rate apartments.

The apartment complexes in our Affordable Housing portfolio are owned and operated by the SPHA or our non-profit arm, RISE Development Corporation, with no reliance on federal funding.

Rents are set at below-market rates to make the apartments affordable for working families, and certain income restrictions apply.

Affordable Housing at the former Ed White Hospital
The wait list for affordable housing at the transformed former Ed White Hospital site is not yet open.
Construction has not yet begun. Plans are underway! The renovated six-story, 121,000-square-foot building will feature 71 apartments for low-income seniors.
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If you live in one of SPHA’s Affordable Housing properties, you can find answers to your questions here:



  • What is the Affordable Housing Program?

  • What income restrictions apply?

    • Income restrictions are:

      Saratoga Apartment: 80% AMI at move in, not to exceed 120% AMI during tenancy

      Palm Bayou Apartments: 140% AMI

  • How do I apply?

    • When Affordable Housing units become available, printable applications will be posted on this website. A low, non-refundable application fee of $50.00 must accompany a completed application. Applications, with the fee, may be mailed or delivered to: SPHA; Disston Place Management Office; 3940 55th Street North; St. Petersburg, FL 33709

  • If I have a housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), can I apply for an Affordable Housing unit?
  • I have submitted an application for an Affordable Housing property, but how can I find my application status?

    • If you have a pending application for an Affordable Housing unit, please understand that SPHA staff are not able to provide application status updates over the phone or on social media. We will provide application status in writing only, in order to properly document the file.  

      If you have additional questions, please call the property management team at 727-323-3171 or email us at

Paying Rent

Rent is due on the first of each month. If your rent payment is not received by the fifth of the month, a late fee will be due. SPHA offers many convenient ways to pay rent:

Work Order Requests

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