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03/24/2020

Public Notice - 3/24 Residents (Clients) COVID-19 Update

Dear SPHA Residents:

We are facing a truly unprecedented situation that is affecting all of our families. Each of us is concerned with the health and well-being of those closest to us as we watch the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) unfold all around the world, in our country, throughout the state of Florida and within our communities.

We want to take a moment to personally assure you that the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) remains committed to helping families and communities and will do everything we can to keep our residents safe and informed during this time of great uncertainty.

We will continue to strive to provide residents the best services possible and answer any questions you might have. We are dedicated to sharing valuable resources on our website (stpeteha.org) that will help residents navigate these uncharted waters. We will notify you with any urgent changes in policy and we also encourage you to visit the Centers for Disease Control's website (CDC.gov) for the latest health information concerning the coronavirus.

We realize that many residents may have temporarily lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and are concerned about the potential of evictions. Rest assured; we will be working with you per the guidance of Federal, Florida and HUD COVID-19 emergency administrative directives. We are here to answer all your questions and ask that you simply call (727) 323-3171 ext. 219 or email us at the appropriate address listed below, and we are standing by ready to help.

This virus is causing great concern and we want residents to know that we share that concern. SPHA is taking this situation very seriously as we closely monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 and continue to provide residents with the most up-to-date information. Again, our highest priority is the health and well-being of our residents and our staff and we will get through this trying time together.

Sincerely,
  LaShunda Battle
  Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Stephanie A. Owens
  Chair, SPHA Board of Commissioners

cc: St. Petersburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

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

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