Housing & Community Development

Overview

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.

Announcements

2024-2025 Annual Action Plan Community Development Block Grant

2024-2025 Annual Action Plan – Public Notice is being provided that St. Johns County has prepared a 2024-2025 Annual Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. St. Johns County receives CDBG funds as an Entitlement Community for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. St. Johns County may use CDBG funds within the unincorporated areas of the County and within the city limits of St. Augustine Beach. The development and approval of the Annual Action Plan are requirements of receiving CDBG funds. 

2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant Notice of Funds Availability

We are pleased to inform you that St. Johns County has initiated planning for the Program Year (PY) 2024-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. As part of this process, we anticipate receiving an allocation of federal CDBG funds for the upcoming program year, which is scheduled to commence on October 1, 2024.

 Here are the key details:

Allocation Amount: In the previous Program Year (PY 2023-2024), our allocation amounted to $1,121,735. We expect a similar award for the upcoming PY 2024-2025.

Available Funding: Approximately $500,000 will be available to assist other grantees with their programs and projects.  St. Johns County has already allocated $621,735 in CDBG funding for the Hastings Library and Community Center.

Announcement Timeline: We aim to publicly announce the actual allocation amounts before our first scheduled hearing.

Application Process: Interested parties seeking funding must submit five (5) copies of their application package to the St. Johns County Housing and Community Development (HCD) Offices no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024.

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact | Notice of Intent To Request Release of Funds

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.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  On an annual basis, St. Johns County must demonstrate how activities implemented with CDBG funds address Strategic Plan objectives and priorities identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) includes a summary of programmatic accomplishments and an assessment of progress toward meeting the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the County’s Consolidated Plan.

2023-2024 Annual Action Plan

2023-2024 Annual Action Plan – Public Notice is being provided that St. Johns County has prepared a 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. St. Johns County receives CDBG funds as an Entitlement Community for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. St. Johns County may use CDBG funds within the unincorporated areas of the County and within the city limits of St. Augustine Beach. The development and approval of the Annual Action Plan are requirements of receiving CDBG funds. 

2021-2022 Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report

2021-2022 St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report – The St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency has published the 2022 CRA Annual Report for West Augustine, Flagler Estates, and Vilano Beach.

Live Local Act

A comprehensive, statewide workforce housing strategy, designed to increase the availability of affordable housing opportunities for Florida’s workforce, who desire to live within the communities they serve.

Housing & Community Development Divisions & Information

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.

Contact
P: (904) 827-6892
E: kvankirk@sjcfl.us

Contacts

Julie Voorhees Housing Program Specialist
Michelle Lawlor Housing Program Specialist
Ginny Campbell Housing Counselor
Greg Buhr Housing Grant Construction Inspector
Jenny Harvey Housing and Community Development Manager
Marie Guilfoyle Housing Program Specialist CDBG
Kelsey Vankirk Housing Program Specialist
Dirk Winston Housing Program Specialist

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