PCHA recognized as best in Florida | Community Spirit
Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) announced Monday it was recently honored as best in the state by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (FAHRO) at its 2012 Annual Convention & Trade Show in Orlando.
The “Housing Authority of the Year” award recognized the housing authority that ranked highest for commitment to solving housing and associated community problems, innovation, industry involvement, affiliations with state and federal associations, awards received, and high performer designation from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
FAHRO, which is comprised of more than 200 housing and community development agencies and associates, cited the outstanding affordable housing provided by PCHA.
“We are happy and honored to receive this award. This recognition is the result of a dedicated hard working staff focused on providing the best possible affordable housing. With the continued leadership of an exceptional executive director, I am excited to be a part of this great housing authority,” said Joseph Triolo, chairman of PCHA’s Board of Commissioners, in a release.
In a recommendation letter to FAHRO, Anthony Jones, director of the Housing Finance Authority and the Community Development Department for Pinellas County, wrote:
”As the lead agency for affordable housing development in Pinellas County I can attest to PCHA’s drive, dedication and willingness to work for the people they are in business to serve. The Pinellas County Housing Authority believes that when they help one family become self-sufficient, resources are made available to help another family in need. This philosophy is one that our agency shares and strongly embraces."
Info courtesy Pinellas County Housing Authority