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
Community Needs Survey
Help St. Petersburg in developing a five-year plan for community resources. Your input will help decide how money is spent to obtain decent housing, provide a suitable living environment or expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income individuals.
- Visit www.stpete.org/CommunityNeedsSurvey to participate in the survey.
Public Input: Impediments to Fair Housing
Pinellas County and the cities of Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg are working in collaboration with the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. You are invited to attend one of two public forums scheduled in October and November in order to share comments regarding obstacles or barriers that you or other persons you know may have observed or experienced regarding fair housing choice.
Public Forums will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Enoch Davis Center and on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 440 Court Street.
An online survey will also be available on the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights website in November 2015.
New Rental Rehabilitation Program
The City of St. Petersburg (“City”) offers Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funding for a Rental Rehabilitation Program. The city has set aside $339,300 for the rehabilitation of rental properties for low and moderate income families in the proposed southside Community Redevelopment Area (“CRA”). Assistance will be available up to $20,000 per unit with a maximum not to exceed $60,000 per development; property must have a minimum of at least three units in order to apply for assistance. Interested parties will be required to contribute 75% of own resources towards the cost of the rehabilitation.
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.
Visit the Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program - NSP for more information about new and renovated homes you may be eligible to purchase with as little as 2% down-payment.