Pinellas County offers developers assistance and guidance in the planning of communities. As Florida’s most densely-developed county, land development, transportation and more are vital to enhancing our neighborhoods.
Housing and Community Development Department
The Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) works to make communities vibrant and livable through the implementation of long-term County policies and strategic initiatives in land use, community redevelopment, transportation, and affordable housing.Learn More
- News February 21, 2023 New affordable apartments open in St. Pete
- Story January 26, 2023 Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County provides funding for 92 units of affordable senior multifamily housing
- News December 27, 2022 Pinellas County, Largo support construction of 96 affordable homes
- Story December 16, 2022 Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County provides funding for 642 units of affordable multifamily housing
- News December 9, 2022 Palm Harbor Museum opens Living Landscape addition
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- Apply for a Development Master Plan
- Apply for a Land Use Change
- Apply for a Zoning Change
- Apply for Variance
- Apply For Type 2 Use
- Apply for Type 3 Land Use Change
- Apply for Nonconforming Use Modification
- Request a Nonconforming Use Verification
Information & Resources
The Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan touches on almost every facet of our quality of life. It addresses things like delivery of public…
Affordable Housing Incentives
Pinellas County’s Land Development Code allows for certain incentives to the developer of an Affordable Housing Development (AHD). These regulatory and financial…
Planning Agencies / Boards / Committees
The Planning Division of the Housing and Community Development Department interacts with the agencies, boards, and committees below.
Community Development Grants
The Community Development Department administers a variety of federal, state and local resources to address the county’s community development needs.
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Florida State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve…
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Pinellas County receives HOME funds annually, which can be used for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancement,…
Down Payment Assistance
Buying a home is a big dream — and investment — for many Pinellas County residents. Taking a Homebuyer Class can help…
Community Development – Neighborhood Stabilization Program
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides funding to stabilize neighborhoods whose viability have been, and continue to be, damaged by the economic…
Community Re-Entry Resources
Re-Entry and What You Need to Succeed Keeping it simple, “Re-Entry” services are programs and community supports designed to help people who......
New affordable apartments open in St. Pete
Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg celebrated the grand opening of The Shores affordable housing apartment community. ...
Flood Mitigation Action Plan
Overview Pinellas County is developing a countywide Flood Mitigation Action Plan (FMAP) to make the county more resilient to flooding and other......
Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County provides funding for 92 units of affordable senior multifamily housing
On January 26, 2023 the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County closed on financing that will fund the acquisition and rehabilitation of......
Whitney Road Complete Streets Project
Project Overview Whitney Road is a major east-west roadway that acts as a critical connector for several businesses and residents in the......
Community Development Department Notices
Public Hearings/Public Meetings 23-24 Performance Review and Needs Assessment Public Hearing – Monday, 1/30/2023 – 6:00 p.m. Public Notices No public notices......
Pinellas County, Largo support construction of 96 affordable homes
Pinellas County Government and the City of Largo are celebrating the start of construction on a 96-unit, high-quality apartment community in Largo......
Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County provides funding for 642 units of affordable multifamily housing
Since December 2021, the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County has provided funding through the issuance of its Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds......
Palm Harbor Museum opens Living Landscape addition
Pinellas County Government, the Palm Harbor Museum and Keep Pinellas Beautiful held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to unveil a new Living Landscape with native Florida plants surrounding the historic location....