SPHA to Host Free Training Seminar for Landlords on July 24
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., the St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) will hold an informative training seminar for local landlords and owners, who currently are participating in SPHA’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) / Section 8 program or who are interested in learning more about it. The seminar will take place SPHA’s central office at 2001 Gandy Boulevard North in St. Petersburg.
Gilbert Machin, SPHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Officer, says, “This training seminar is just one example of SPHA’s efforts to provide more information to landlords and owners about the HCV / Section 8 program. Our goal is to promote a greater understanding of the voucher program and an increased level of comfort with its requirements for all participating landlords.”
The free seminar will cover general information about being an HCV / Section 8 landlord. Seminar participants also will have the opportunity to ask questions about the voucher program and to provide feedback to SPHA staff. Landlords and/or owners interested in attending the seminar should RSVP to email@example.com, prior to July 20.
SPHA provides more than 3,200 individuals and families with housing vouchers, putting more than $23 million in housing assistance payments directly into St. Petersburg’s local economy annually. Additional information can be found on SPHA’s website at www.stpeteha.org/landlords.htm.
About St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA):
Founded in 1937, SPHA is one of the oldest housing authorities in the nation and is continually rated by HUD as a “High Performing” agency. In 2012, the agency celebrates 75 years of service to the local community. SPHA provides housing assistance to qualifying low-income families within its service area, which includes the City of St. Petersburg and extends in a 10-mile radius outside of city limits. SPHA has received national awards and recognition for its innovative programs, including the Economies of Scale program, the Jordan Park HOPE VI redevelopment program, the Section 3 program, and the Fraud Recovery program. More information about the SPHA's programs and services can be found at www.stpeteha.org.