St. Petersburg, FL
Impact: approximately 7,000 households & 19,000 community members
One of the most urgent challenges St. Petersburg faces is a lack of housing availability. Despite record-setting new residential construction, supply has not kept up with demand. The result is a steep increase in the costs of living.
The challenge is compounded by high construction costs, limited land, loss of traditional low-income housing and demographic trends. This website is designed to help policymakers, developers, advocates and investors make smart decisions. There is no silver bullet, but there are hundreds of actions that can all help attack the problem from different angles and perspectives.
Answers for the housing availability and affordability crisis will only come from public, private and nonprofit entities working together with a common understanding of the problem, a shared vision about solutions, clear roles and a steadfast commitment to long-term solutions.
The table below shows the current progress and the ultimate end goal for different types of housing unit initiatives across the city.
As of December 31, 2022, projects completed and in progress toward the total goal.
In-progress projects include funded, permit in review, permit approved and under construction
View and compare the affordable housing needs based on the AMI for each zip code within the city.