The preservation of Norton Apartments was made possible through funding from the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, Pinellas County Community Development, City of Clearwater, and Pinellas County Housing Authority. “We are extremely appreciative for all the community partners who made the preservation of Norton Apartments possible” said Joseph Triolo, Chairman of PCHA’s Board of Commissioners. Chris Allamanno, Affordable Housing Attorney with Gulf Coast Legal Services and John Lameroux of Carlton Fields, P.A. were key to Norton’s preservation through advocacy and representation of Norton residents, as were the residents themselves who fought to keep their homes.
Today, Norton Apartments at Lake Bellevue shines as a pillar of what “home” should look like, a new computer center for youth tutoring and activities has opened in the renovated community center, and residents who once feared the loss of their homes are beaming with pride.
Please click here to view pictures from Wednesday’s Dedication Ceremony