The Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA) is a public agency and is subject to the public records laws of the State of Florida. Please note that information you provide to us through this website is likely to be public information which CHA may and will provide to others.

Also, under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact CHA by phone or in writing.

We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you through this website unless you provide it to us knowingly and voluntarily. Examples of personally identifiable information include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. You may provide this information to us, for example, by submitting an application for housing, by sending us e-mail, or by inputting information requested by the website before we will provide you with requested information or allow your information or documents to be uploaded.

If you wish to review or request changes to any of your personally identifiable information collected through the website, you may do so by contacting our business office at the address provided on this website and following the procedures of which that office advises you. Any change you request may be made by us in our sole discretion after our review of your request made pursuant to the said procedure. We will have no obligation to assist you with review of information unless that information is easily retrievable by us in the ordinary course of our business. We may store and use such information for any reason we deem reasonable and permitted by law, including to contact you or to help us improve our products and services. We do not sell, rent, or market personally identifiable information about you to third parties. Except as specifically authorized by you, as required by law (which may require us to share all of your information), or in connection with the maintenance and operation of the website, we will not share personally identifiable information about you with any third party.

We may automatically collect technical, non-personally-identifiable information when you visit the website. Examples of this type of information include your IP host address, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the pages you view on the website. We may use such information for any reason we deem reasonable and permitted by law, including to improve the design and function of the website or to help us improve our products and services. We may at times share such information with unaffiliated third parties in an aggregate, anonymous form, which will not contain any personally identifiable information.

“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either 1) used only for the duration of a visit to a Web site (known as “session cookies” or “transient cookies”), or 2) saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs in to a website (known as “persistent cookies”). The website does not use persistent cookies. The website may use session cookies to support navigation and for statistical analysis. Such session cookies are erased soon after the visit ends and are not collected or saved.