Housing Choice Voucher Program Opening

Do you or someone you know struggle with rent? This may be a solution. 

The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) is opening its wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) for the first time in 5 years.

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest housing program in the United States. Participants receive vouchers to help them afford apartment rentals from their choice of landlords in the private market. The rental assistance is designed so that families are not forced to spend an unreasonable portion of their monthly income on shelter, and it also allows families the flexibility to select the community or neighborhood in which they live. Households pay approximately 30% to 40% of their household’s adjusted gross income towards rent and the SPHA pays the remainder directly to the landlord.  Applications will be available online only from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021 until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021. https://www.stpeteha.org/plugins/show_image.php?id=1648