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Homes you couldn’t dream of owning
can now be yours for less than you may be paying in rent.
A look at the program . . .
Proud Pinellas is an exciting new homeownership opportunity for Pinellas County veterans who have honorably served their country. Pinellas County recognizes the unique sacrifices of our military personnel and is proud to offer this program especially designed for the men and women of the armed forces.
Here’s how it works . . .
You buy the home minus the cost of the land, which saves you money. A modest lease payment for the land is made to Pinellas Community Housing Foundation and you enjoy all the same benefits of traditional homeownership.
The program provides . . .
Do I qualify?
To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
How do I apply?
What paperwork do I need?
How does it compare to traditional homeownership?
Can I make improvements on the house?
In some instances, a homeowner may desire to make home improvements that enhance the property owner’s personal enjoyment of the home. These may range from minor improvements such as changing paint colors to adding a room. Pinellas County requires a permit for any new building, addition, remodeling, or demolition, or work in excess of $500 or which would require an inspection. Above ground or below ground pools and spas are not permitted.
Repairs and/or improvements requiring a permit and/or inspection require advanced notification and approval of the Proud Pinellas administrator. Notification is to be done in writing and shall include a complete description of the work to be performed along with photos, sketches or diagrams to illustrate the improvement. Work must be done in a professional manner. In some instances, work may need to be done by a contractor. Proud Pinellas requires all contractors be licensed and insured. Work done without prior approval may result in a breach of contract.
What happens when I want to sell my home?
What if I still have questions?
Support is there when you need it.
The people at Proud Pinellas work with you every step of the way making the process easy and fast. You’ll enjoy free homebuyer education classes to prepare you for your home buying experience. Ongoing support and information are provided to homeowners to ensure continued success.
Contact a Proud Pinellas associate today at (727) 464-8210 or (800) 806-5154 or use our email.
The mission of Proud Pinellas is to provide unique, desirable and affordable homeownership for Pinellas County residents.
The Pinellas Community Housing Foundation works in partnership with the Housing Finance Authority, local governments, non-profits and private developers to assemble land and properties that can be developed into long-term affordable homeownership opportunities for residents. Land lease properties include multi-family and single-family homes that offer desirable amenities such as hurricane mitigation, energy efficiency and water conservation to maintain affordability. The portfolio features a variety of choices for the area’s diverse population.