Housing & Community Development
News & Announcements
Joint Workshop of AHAC/HFA Committees – On May 18, 2022, at 3pm, there will be a joint workshop of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Housing Finance Authority regarding Public Housing Authorities. The workshop will be held at the County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. For more information, please call St. Johns County Housing & Community Development at 904-827-6890. AHAC/HFA Joint Workshop
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.