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.

Update on Tenant Protections

The Tenants Bill of Rights previously adopted by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners is no longer in effect in accordance with a new Florida state law. HB 1417, Residential Tenancies, went into effect on July 1, 2023, pre-empting local governments from regulating landlord-tenant relationships. For more information, see HB 1417.

Complaints about housing discrimination or unsafe living conditions can still be reported locally to the Pinellas County Office of Human Rights or Code Enforcement. 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.