MAY 12, 2020 – IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC guidelines of social distancing, the Punta Gorda Housing Authority will continue to have changes in our normal procedures that may impact how you do business with us. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we manage through this difficult event. Below is a list of business practices that will be impacted:
Punta Gorda Housing Authority lobby is now OPEN only for dropping items off. Please utilize the drop box that is located in the lobby. If you need assistance, please call 941-639-4344.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Public Housing tenant re-certifications will be conducted by mail or internet or drop off. The staff will mail the re-certification packets to you. Please complete them and either return by mail or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until further notice, maintenance will respond to emergency work orders only. Again, this is for your health and safety as well as that of our staff. If you have recently traveled, or are currently sick please inform us at the time your work order is called in. You may be asked additional questions, we appreciate your cooperation. Our staff may need to make a decision regarding how to best serve you if you are currently ill, in a high-risk group, or have recently traveled. We appreciate your understanding.
All inspections for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) and Public Housing have been canceled until further notice.
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority (PGHA) is now accepting proposals for Project-Based Voucher Assistance (PBV) for new affordable housing construction/substantial rehab until 4:00 p.m. on July 13, 2020. If you wish to apply for Project-Based Assistance, please click HERE or contact Kurt Pentelecuc at 941-639-4344 for an application package. An original application package and three copies must be returned to PGHA by 4:00 p.m. on July 13, 2020, to be considered for this solicitation.
Applications must be returned to:
Kurt Pentelecuc, Executive Director
Punta Gorda Housing Authority
340 Gulf Breeze Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Local Resources for COVID-19
Please click HERE to learn more about the Charlotte County Public School lunches and their schedules.
Please click HERE to find contact information for all of the local Food Pantries.
Please click HERE for the Charlotte County 211 website. This site provides many links and resources for Charlotte County residents.
Please click HERE to find information regarding the Community Organization Active in a Disaster (COAD)
Please click HERE for the updated COVID-19 Policies
Please click HERE for more information on tenant concerns regarding rent and the temporary suspension of evictions for nonpayment of rent.
Office will be closed the following holidays:
- Monday, May 25, 2020
Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM at the Punta Gorda Housing Authority offices located at 340 Gulf Breeze Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
About Your Housing Authority
The primary role of a Public Housing Authority is the delivery of quality, affordable rental housing and rental subsidies to qualified low-income households within its jurisdiction.
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority is a public body corporate and politic established pursuant to State law; it is not a Federal agency. PGHA has a contractual relationship with HUD to implement programs established by Congress according to federal laws and regulations. The Federal government, through its annual budget process, provides funds to operate these programs.
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority operates the Public Housing program and the Housing Choice Voucher program (also known as Section 8) for low income residents within its jurisdiction of Charlotte County. A seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Punta Gorda City Council governs the Authority.
PGHA’s fiscal year runs from April 1 – March 31.
The mission of the Punta Gorda Housing Authority is to provide quality, affordable housing that is well maintained and free from drugs, violent crime, and discrimination while serving residents with the highest degree of professional courtesy, empathy and respect.
Providing Quality, Affordable Housing
The Punta Gorda Housing Authority’s (PGHA) public housing program provides federally subsidized rental properties that are owned and managed by PGHA to low-income families of Charlotte County. The PGHA manages 180 public housing apartments located in the City of Punta Gorda, FL.
Residents pay a portion of the rent typically based on 30% of the family’s income.
Any public housing resident 18 years or older that is not working or attending school full time MUST contribute 8 hours per month of community service or participate in an economic self-sufficiency program for 8 hours per month, or a combination of the two, unless that resident is exempt due to age and/or disability.