Keep the Key

The City of Pinellas Park has received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG-CV Round 3 program. These funds are being used to implement the City’s Keep the Key program to assist residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. If you have lost a job or significant income due to impacts from the pandemic you may qualify for financial assistance for three months or up to $5,000 per household to pay for rent, mortgage, utility or transportation payments. Payments will be made directly to service providers. 

You can submit a Pre-Application Form beginning October 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM to November 1, 2021, 4:30 PM. Pre-applications will be available online at and at the Community Development Building located at 6051 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Forms can be emailed to or dropped off at the Community Development Building. Mailed Pre-Application forms will not be accepted. Please note that the website and office building will close exactly at 4:30 PM on Monday November 1, 2021; no Pre-Applications will be accepted after 4:30 PM.


    Eligibility of Applicants:

o    Renters and Homeowners living in the City of Pinellas Park;

o    Household Income is at or below 80% of Median Family Income (MFI);

o    Applicants must be able to prove rent, mortgage, utility, and/or transportation payments were current as of March 1, 2020;

o    Applicants must provide documentation that the household’s arrears is due to a loss of income directly related to covid-19;

o    Provide documentation of income received as a result of any governmental response program due to covid-19 (such as unemployment compensations); and 

o    A gap exists between household income prior to covid-19 (March 2020) and now. 

    Important dates:

o    October 18 - Prescreen Applications open at 8:00 am 

o    November 1 – Prescreen closes at 4:30 pm 

o    November 2 – Lottery held at 10:30 am 

o    November 3 – The 52 selected households will be mailed applications 

o    November 17 – Completed applications due by 4:30 pm