Housing & Community Development
News & Announcements
AHAC Public Hearing – The St. Johns County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will hold two public hearings to adopt recommendations regarding local housing incentive strategies. AHAC Public Hearing Notice
Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan – The county prepared a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action plan as required by HUD to receive CDBG funding. At this time, St. Johns County is considering a Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan associated with the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan. This Substantial Amendment is to repurpose unexpended CDBG funds originally approved of $800,706 for Public Facilities and Improvements. The project located at the County building located at 200 San Sebastian View addresses proximity distancing between Employees and the Public to prepare and prevent the spread of COVID through the modification and reconfiguration of office spaces to reinforce social distancing recommendations. This building is not used for the general conduct of government. The County-owned building is used for the deliverance of social services (children, elderly, vet, domestic abuse, and counseling) along with services assisting households and populations less than 80% of the AMI. You may find the entire document for review and comments on the Housing Department County website. Please follow the instructions on the Public Notice in order to submit your comments.
400 N. Laughlin Street – In an effort to address housing needs in St. Johns County, FL, $40,000 in CDBG funding will be used for the purpose of providing home rehabilitation to a low to the moderate-income homeowner in need of assistance in order to remain living safely and independently in the home. The subject property is located at 400 N. Laughlin St., St. Augustine FL 32084. The proposed project is a 1081 sq. ft. single-family residential home located in the Dancy Tract neighborhood. You may find view the entire Environmental Review for review and comments. Please follow the instructions on the Public Notice in order to submit your comments.
925 S Orange Street – In an effort to address housing needs in St. Johns County, FL, $40,000 in CDBG funding will be used for the purpose of providing home rehabilitation to a low to the moderate-income homeowner in need of assistance in order to remain living safely and independently in the home. The subject property is located at 925 S Orange Street. The proposed project is a 1081 sq. ft. single-family residential home located in the Collier Heights neighborhood. You may find view the entire Environmental Review for review and comments. Please follow the instructions on the Public Notice in order to submit your comments.
2020-2021 St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report – The St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency has published the 2021 CRA Annual Report for West Augustine, Flagler Estates, and Vilano Beach. Please visit the Community Redevelopment Agency webpage for more information and location options to view the report in person.
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Report to Board – Per F.S. 420.9076
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
- SHIP FY 2021 Annual Report – The 2021 Annual SHIP Report is complete and available for public review. | Notice of Availability of SHIP Funds
- SHIP 2020-2023 Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP)
For more information, call (904) 827-6890.
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.
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.
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.