Strengthening People, Neighborhoods
and Our Community
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 that aim to provide affordable housing, public facility improvements, and supportive services for the very-low, low- and moderate-income residents of the city. Are you a home owner who is close or in foreclosure? Visit our home foreclosure section for assistance. Other programs include:
- Emergency Repair Loans
- Home Repair Loans
- Barrier Free Loans & Grants
Download Housing Assistance brochure
Through an initiative established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of St. Petersburg first created a five-year Consolidated Plan in 1999. A needs assessment identified specific housing, public facilities and improvements, economic development, and social needs, and provided estimates of the total funds required to meet those needs. As required every five years, the City's most recent Consolidated Plan was implemented beginning October 1, 2011 and continues through September 30, 2016.
Annual Action Plan
Each year, Housing and Community Development staff prepares an Annual Action Plan for consideration and approval by City Council, designed to meet the needs identified in the five-year Consolidated Plan. Proposals are solicited by the City for suitable projects and public services. 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