Housing & Community Development

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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds – St. Johns County announces the Request for Release of Funds and the Finding of No Significant Impact Hasting Community Center and Library project being funded through the County’s Community Development Block Grant program. For additional information, please click Notice of Finding, email housing@sjcfl.us or call (904) 827-6890

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Report to Board – Per F.S. 420.9076

FY 2021-2022 Notice of SHIP Funds Availability

St. Johns County Emergency Rental Assistance – The St. Johns County Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides aid to residents who are financially impacted by COVID-19 and at risk of housing instability. This program is NO longer accepting applications. For additional information, please call 904.344.3188 or 800.557.7441, or read the SJC Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Procedures, Guidelines, Certification of Landlord/Tenant Relationship and FAQ.

Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in St. Johns County – The San Marco Heights multi-family affordable housing project and the Victoria Crossing projects are two multi-family, low-to-moderate income rental housing communities financed by the more than $30 million Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds.

San Marco Heights will be a special community with a major goal of providing the residents access to key social services such as housing retention, medical and mental health, literacy education, employment assistance, life skills classes, and after-school care. For more information on San Marco Heights, please call the St. Johns County Housing and Community Development Division at 904.209.6890 or visit their website San Marcos Heights Apartments in St Augustine, FL.

St Johns County Housing Counseling Program is granted HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Approval as a certified Housing Counseling Program.  For the past several years St Johns County Health and Human Services has been moving forward to provide St Johns County residents the availability of housing and credit counseling based on HUD (Housing and Urban Development) standards. In December of 2018, the Department received this approval.  If you like more information on the program, or to register, please visit Housing and Financial Counseling Program or contact Ginny Campbell, HUD Certified Counselor at (904) 209-6146 or vcampbell@sjcfl.us.

Our Mission

The Housing & Community Development Division is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation and administration of affordable housing programs, initiatives and policies in St. Johns County. These programs are designed for both single family, multifamily households and developers. Housing & Community Development also assists with related community development issues such as utilities, roads and zoning.

Housing & Community Development Divisions & Information

Affordable Housing
Everyone deserves affordable housing. However, as the cost of housing rises, many of us are forced to pay more than we can really afford. People you rely on — teachers, bank tellers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, waiters, and even many young professionals — may need assistance with housing. Various resources are available to those who wish to live in St Johns County.

Housing and Financial Counseling Program
The St. Johns County Housing and Financial Counseling Program is designed to help you overcome the potential obstacles first-time homebuyers encounter and connect you with resources that will help turn your dream of owning your own home into a reality.

Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Florida Housing administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP), which provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to serve very low, low and moderate income families.

Rehabilitation Program
The Rehabilitation Program is intended to alleviate immediate and potential housing problems, thus preventing further damage to the structure while allowing the occupants to continue residing in their homes. Code, safety and health issues are paramount.

St. Johns Housing Partnership
P.O. Box 1086, St. Augustine, FL 32085
P: (904) 824-0902 |  F: (904) 824-9635  |  E: info@sjhp.org

Housing Finance Authority
The Housing Finance Authority of St. Johns County issues tax-exempt and taxable bonds for affordable multifamily housing and single family mortgages.

Community Redevelopment
The St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency was established to promote, coordinate and fund a variety of residential and commercial redevelopment efforts in three community redevelopment areas.