Know your rights and where to get help when making rental decisions.


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This page is designed to help people who are struggling with the rising cost of housing find available help and learn about their rights as a renter. You can also find information on assistance with homeownership.

NEW: Pinellas County adopts Tenants Bill of Rights

The new ordinance requires landlords to share tenant rights information, give advanced written notice of late fees and rent increases of 5% or more, and also adds protections from discrimination based on income source. Learn more.

City Assistance Programs

If you live in a city, you may also qualify for help through municipal assistance programs. Contact your city for more information.

Long-Term Housing Solutions

Pinellas County and our partners are also working to create long-term solutions to housing costs, including strategic investment in affordable housing development that’s connected to transportation, jobs, schools and more. Learn more about the Advantage Pinellas Countywide Housing Compact.