Housing & Community Services
News & Announcements
Credit Report Fee Change – Effective March 1, 2018, Housing and Financial Counseling fee for credit reports will increase to $17 per pull.
CDBG Public Hearings – St. Johns County Housing and Community Services Department will hold public hearings to provide information and gather community input regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). County staff will explain what constitutes eligible projects under the CDBG program. Copies of the Citizen Participation Plan will be available, along with citizen surveys and project applications. 2018 CDBG Meeting Schedule
The Housing & Community Services 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 Services also assists with related community development issues such as utilities, roads and zoning.
Housing & Community Services Divisions & Information
Affordable Housing Grant Program
The St. Johns County Affordable Housing Grant Program provides grants to eligible organizations to fund a wide range of activities to create affordable housing for very low, low, and moderate income residents of 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.
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.