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St. Pete's Race to Safe

We’re all working hard to Restart St. Pete and adapt to a new normal.

But, in light of the continued community health risks, we’re shifting our focus to reducing Pinellas County’s COVID-19 positivity rate and being Florida’s most COVID-safe community.

Our daily lives and important moments like holidays, weddings and graduations have looked a lot different, but we must continue doing everything we can to keep our community safe.

Find resources to navigate the pandemic and help prevent the spread as well as metrics with our current standing as a community at StPeteRacetoSafe.com.

We’re in this Race to Safe together – the St. Pete Way.

Keep up to date with the vaccine at covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/.

Pandemic Mortgage, Rent & Utility Assistance

Mortgage & Utility Assistance

Previously known as the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the Mortgage & Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $8,000 to eligible homeowners who are currently unemployed or underemployed as a result of the pandemic and have fallen past due with mortgage payments or other living expenses and/or are in jeopardy of future payment delinquency due to lost or diminished income. More at stpete.org/MortgageAssistance.

Rent Assistance

Renters whose incomes have been affected by the pandemic can receive assistance on rent and utilities through local non-profit organizations that the City has partnered with. More information can be found at stpete.org/RentAssistance.

Additionally, the St. Petersburg Housing Authority will be accepting applications for its Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 waiting list, beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 04, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at waitlistcheck.com/FL2738 and will only be accepted during this time period.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) rental assistance is a government subsidy that allows eligible families to rent in the private market and pay approximately 30% to 40% of their income toward rent. The St. Petersburg Housing Authority pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord. Find eligibility requirements and more information here.

Input Needed: Community Needs Assessment

The City is developing a Consolidated Plan for community resources and values your opinion on what are the most important community needs.

Your input will help decide how money is spent to:

  • Obtain decent housing
  • Provide a suitable living environment
  • Expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals

Provide your input in the Community Needs Assessment below by June 4, 2021.

Take the Survey Now

2020 Impact Report Available!

The City of St. Petersburg’s 2020 Impact Report is available for review.

A limited number of printed reports are available for pick up at City Hall (175 5th St. N.) and the Municipal Services Center (1 4th St. N.). The report is also available for digital viewing at stpete.org/vision.

The report highlights the 2020 developments and achievements of several City sectors, including sections focusing on:

  • Introducing the All New St. Pete Pier
  • Housing For All, From All
  • Public Health and Safety
  • A Healthy St. Pete
  • The Future is Green
  • Opportunity Shines Here
  • Work Hard, Play Harder
  • COVID-19 Response: In This Together

Save the Date: State of the Economy

Mark your calendars!

This year's State of the Economy Virtual Presentation is taking place on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. Link coming soon.

Follow the City's channels or visit stpete.org/ecodev for more information.

This week in St. Pete

News

St. Pete Libraries are committed to offering safe service to patrons.👉Curbside materials pickup at Main, Mirror Lake + West Community Libraries.👉New self-checkout kiosks at most library locations for books, CDs, movies + media! 📚Book curbside pickup at splibraries.libguides.com/curbside

For the seventh year in a row, the City of St. Petersburg has scored a perfect 100 on the @HRC's annual Municipal Equality Index, the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policies + services. Another reason why the #SunShinesHere

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Mayor's Lounge – Season 2, Episode 4: Dr. Gary Mitchum and Mercy McCoy | St. Pete, FL

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St. Petersburg City Council: Swearing In Ceremony | St. Pete, FL

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