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What is the Pinellas Rapid Re-Housing Collaborative?

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The Pinellas Rapid Re-Housing Collaborative works to place individuals and families with minor children into permanent housing with up to six months of rental and utility deposit and payment assistance. Case Management services are provided through the Rapid Re-Housing System Teams at St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas. All payments to vendors on behalf of individuals and families submitted by St. Vincent De Paul South Pinellas are completed by 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares who acts as the fiscal administrators for the Rapid Re-Housing project. Oversight and policy guidance is provided by the funds from the City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County Human Services.

If you need immediate shelter

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211 from any phone 24 hours a day.

Text housingfirst

to 898211

Rapid Rehousing FAQ

How do you get assistance from the Rapid Re-Housing Collaborative?

Referrals to this project are ONLY made from the Pinellas Homeless Leadership Alliance (HLA) Housing Prioritization Master List.

To get on this list, first, you must be:

  • literally homeless (on the street, in an emergency shelter, in a transitional housing program, or just released from jail or hospital and where homeless prior to the jail or hospital visit)
  • have been screened using the VI-SPDAT at a local shelter or by a homeless street outreach team that has been entered you into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Once these steps are complete, then you will appear on the Pinellas HLA Housing Prioritization Master List.

Referrals from the Pinellas HLA Housing Prioritization Master List are made based on vulnerability score which means the most vulnerable clients get helped first. Make sure that your contact information (phone and email address) are correct in HMIS and that the HLA staff knows where to find you when the referral for services is made.

How do you Get a VI-SPDAT Screening?

You can get a VI-SPDAT screening in one of the following ways.

  • Encounter a Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) and ask them to complete a VI-SPDAT on you.
  • Spend more than 14 days in an emergency shelter.
  • Spend more than 14 nights in a transitional housing program.

For more information about the VI-SPDAT, click here.