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Settle Down in St. Pete

The City of St. Petersburg offers assistance to homebuyers who are located within the City's municipal boundaries. Programs and resources for homebuyers are listed below. 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties builds homes with people in the local community and sells the houses at no profit and no interest to households who otherwise could not afford to own a home. The program prepares partner families to be successful homeowners. Apply, volunteer, donate, or learn more at habitatpwp.org

Homebuyer's Rights

Lenders are not allowed to discriminate in any way against a potential borrower. If a lender is refusing to provide services based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, or veteran or service member status, contact HUD’s office of fair housing at 800-669-9777.

Loan Fraud

Loan Fraud is purposely giving incorrect information when applying for a loan. Fraud may result in civil liability or criminal penalties. A victim of fraud or predatory lending can contact a HUD at 800-347-3735 to report it.

Housing Down Payment Assistance Program

The City of St. Petersburg offers financial assistance to homebuyers purchasing a new or existing single-family residential housing unit, condominium, townhome, or cooperative apartment located within the City’s municipal boundaries. Eligibility conditions and requirements apply. Learn more on the Housing Down Payment Assistance Program page

South St. Petersburg Community Development Area

There are housing grants and programs available exclusively to the South St. Pete Community Development Area. Learn more on the South St. Pete Housing-Based Grants page

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