St. Pete leaders want to help you explore another option, buying a home. The city’s down payment assistance program has increased the assistance maximum from $40,000-60,000. If you make at or below 80% of the average median income and stay in the house for 10 years, the loan is forgiven. For more information on how to partake in this program, you can visit St.Pete.org. (http://www.stpet.org/news/wFLA/storyline-news-storyline/walks-up-walks.com/wwalkswalksw.walkscalm-walterscalm.com. For more info on the program, visit www.stpet.co.uk. . . .