Community Planning

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.

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Comprehensive Plan

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.

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…

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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. ...


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......


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....


BCC to host free Fresh Food Giveaway on Dec. 16

As part of a countywide effort to meet the growing need for food assistance, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)......


Pinellas County celebrates two affordable housing developments

Pinellas County Commissioners joined Boley Centers, Inc. and Pinellas Affordable Living, Inc. on Friday to celebrate the first of two affordable apartment......


Annual update of local hazard mitigation strategy plan complete

Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders have updated this year’s Pinellas County local hazard mitigation strategy (LMS). The LMS is......


Local hazard mitigation strategy plan updated

Pinellas County, its municipal partners and other stakeholders have updated this year’s Pinellas County local hazard mitigation strategy (LMS). The LMS is......


Emergency Rental Assistance Program now closed to new applications

After a successful run that helped thousands of families, the Pinellas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now closed to new applications.......


BCC approves funds for 270 affordable homes

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved funds for two affordable housing projects that will add another 270 units for county residents in the next few years....


Countywide compact to address long-term housing solutions

Pinellas County, Forward Pinellas and the cities of Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg officially launched a new partnership Tuesday aimed......