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03/17/2020

Public Notice - SPHA Takes Steps to Contain COVID-19

St. Petersburg Housing Authority Takes Steps to Contain COVID-19

St. Petersburg, Florida -

Along with many other countries globally, the United States is currently experiencing an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.

The respiratory disease is characterized by fever, coughing and shortness of breath and is transferred via close contact and respiratory droplets.

Currently, Florida is a low-risk area, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH); however, the health and safety of our tenants, employees and all those associated with the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) is of the utmost importance to us.

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, SPHA is actively encouraging employees to stay home if they begin exhibiting symptoms and has instructed all staff on proper handwashing and sanitation measures.

Through March 27, SPHA will also be observing shortened work hours to promote social distancing at the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The updated hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

During this time, we strive to uphold our commitments to clients and maintain safe working and living environments. Tenants, landlords and anyone needing to contact SPHA are urged to do so via email, phone or United States Postal Service, rather than in-person.

All meetings, workshops and other gatherings planned for the month of March have also been suspended at this time and will be rescheduled for later dates, where needed. Likewise, non-essential out-of-county travel for employees has been prohibited.

These changes will remain in place through the end of the month, with possibility of extension dependent on CDC, FDOH and state and federal government recommendations and requirements.

The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly and we are following developments closely and will update tenants, landlords, employees and all those SPHA conducts business with, as necessary.

Public Housing:
For more information, contact SPHA at (727) 323-3171.

Residents of Jordan Park Apartments
should dial EXTENSION 250.

Residents of Clearview, Disston, Gateway, Romayne, Sunset Oaks, Saratoga and Palm Bayou Apartments
should dial EXTENSION 239 or 238.

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8):
Housing Choice Voucher Program participants should contact SPHA at (727) 323-3171, press option "1" and follow the prompts.

For questions and concerns related directly to COVID-19
Visit CDC.gov or FloridaHealth.gov. FDOH is also operating a 24-hour COVID-19 hotline that can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121.


If you have any questions, contact:
Public and Affordable Housing residents: email Public Housing

Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) residents and landlords: email Section 8

Phone: 727-323-3171
TDD: 800-955-8770
TTY: 800-955-8771

For more information from the CDC click here.

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