Strengthening People, Neighborhoods
and Our Community
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Ad Council have partnered on the creation of a public service advertising campaign (PSA) targeting homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes. The PSAs communicate to these homeowners that there is free help through the Making Home Affordable Program. The PSAs encourage those who are struggling with their mortgage payments to take action and reach out as soon as possible. Read more
How We Help
The City of St. Petersburg's Department of Housing and Community Development administers a variety of federal state, and locally-funded community development programs. These programs aim to provide affordable housing, public facility improvements, and supportive services for the very-low, low- and moderate-income residents of the city.
In 1999, the City of St. Petersburg, through an initiative established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, created a five-year Consolidated Plan. Through this five-year Consolidated Plan a needs assessment was performed that identified specific housing, public facilities and improvements, economic development, and social needs, and provided estimates of the total funds required to meet those needs. In 2004, the City undertook a similar process to update and re-evaluate priority needs and related issues. The outcome was what is now call the Five Year Strategic Plan.
Annual Action Plan
Each year, Housing and Community Development staff members prepare an Annual Action Plan for consideration and approval by City Council. The goal of the plan is to meet the needs identified in the five-year Consolidated Plan. Proposals are solicited by the City for suitable projects and public services which meet identified needs. City and County agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups are eligible to participate. The Annual Action Plan describes the specific projects that will be funded in the upcoming fiscal year with the City's annual federal, state and local funding allocations. Funding decisions are reviewed and discussed by the Housing Roundtable and submitted to City Council for funding.
Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program - NSP Plan
During the past few years, communities have been impacted across the country with mortgage foreclosures and declining property values. The purpose of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is to provide targeted assistance to state and local governments to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed upon residential properties that might otherwise become a source of blight within communities.
Click on this link to visit the NSP site for more information about new and renovated homes you may be eligible to purchase with as little as 2% down-payment: Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program - NSP