In additional news, during January through June, 2012 PCHA:
- Increased capacity to serve an additional 100 homeless veterans with HUD’s award of additional HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers
- Received an official “High Performer” score from HUD of 99 out of 100 possible points on the Public Housing Authority Management Assessment for fiscal year ended 2011
- Received an official “High Performer” score from HUD of 100 out of 100 possible points on the Section 8 Management Assessment Program for fiscal year ended 2011
- PCHA communities, Palm Lake Village and Lakeside Terrace, were named Communities of the Year by the Bay Area Apartment Association
- Dedicated Norton Apartments at Lake Bellevue to the community and to the citizens of Pinellas County, and received HUD recognition for this effort
- Submitted applications for continued Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Currently over 200 PCHA residents are participating in some type of self-sufficiency activity or program with PCHA
- In cooperation with our many community partners, including St. Petersburg College and Community Service Foundation, held 30 workshops for residents, contractors, landlords and program participants on a variety of subjects. Workshop topics included: Household Budgeting, First Time Homebuyer training, Small Business Development Orientation for Residents, How to do Business with PCHA, Section 3, Davis Bacon Requirements for Contractors, HUD-VASH Landlord Outreach, and Prospective Landlord Workshops
- Held three Older American’s Month events and two Father’s Day events for PCHA residents
- Extended youth programming to include Norton Apartments at Lake Bellevue to include computer instruction, tutoring, field trips and other educational components.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Mid-Year Report to the Community.
For more information about PCHA, please view our 2011 Annual Report by clicking here.