SAINT AUGUSTINE – St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) was created with the mission of reducing sub-standard housing for low-income homeowners. For over 20 years, SJHP has worked on creating public and private partnerships to help improve housing conditions for low-income homeowners in St Johns County. One such partnership is with the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation which is administered by the St. Johns County Health and Human Services. Through this program, income-qualified homeowners can receive up to $40,000.00 in home repairs.
Ms. B, a recent recipient of this program, came to us for help after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma. Her childhood home built in the 50’s flooded and her roof started leaking. As a result, her master bedroom became inhabitable, forcing her to sleep on the couch. Utilizing funds through several programs, including SHIP, the SJHP was able to replace the roof, repair all damaged ceilings, walls, and floors throughout, and provided an updated bathroom and kitchen.
Labor hours were greatly reduced thanks to the help of a volunteer group from Mountain Christian Church of Maryland, whose specific mission was to help storm victims. For more information about SJHP and its programs visit our website, sjhp.org.
Ms. B was fortunate to be able to qualify for the SHIP program. There are many others in our community who do NOT qualify. You can help your neighbors by making a donation in any amount. Your gift will help provide safe, decent and affordable housing in our community for those less fortunate.
St Johns Housing Partnership Inc
PO Box 1086
ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32085