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Home Matters: The 2014 Report from the Florida Housing Coalition

Why does home matter? The health, safety, and welfare of Floridians and the strength of Florida’s overall economy hinges on an adequate supply of affordable housing for Florida’s working families, elders, and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes. Click here to view or download the full report!

United Way ALICE Report: Florida

 

ALICE refers to the population in our communities that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  The ALICE population represents those among us who are working, but due to child care costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and so much more are living paycheck to paycheck. 

To achieve lasting change, we must first understand the population of families that are working hard but falling short in each of our communities and across Florida.  The United Way commissioned the United Way ALICE Report to better understand this challenged and often overlooked population and provide each local United Way with data to promote stronger and more resilient communities.

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Housing prices an impediment to many seeking financial stability

Just as in the rest of Florida, St. Johns County has significant reliance on low-wage workers — and plenty of people who need those jobs. But upsetting that simple equation is the fact that there is a short supply of housing that those making $8-10 an hour can possibly afford.

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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences students help save a Hastings home

Fannie Mae Johns, 77, and her daughter Sandra Thomas have been holding out hope for a better quality of life. Johns, a widow, has endured several strokes and relies on a wheelchair to get around. As a result, she could no longer get into the bedroom or bathroom of her Hastings home.

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The St Johns Housing Partnership Increases Opportunities for Working Families to Find Affordable Rentals in St. Johns County

According to University of Florida Shimberg Center, there are over 3,000 families living in St. Johns County who pay more than 50% of their income for rent. Last week, two non-profit organizations in St. Augustine purchased property that will preserve affordable rental opportunities for local families and seniors.

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St. Johns Housing Partnership’s Executive Director Elected as 2014 Chairman of St. Johns Builders Council

St. Johns Housing Partnership’s Executive Director Elected as 2014 Chairman of St. Johns Builders Council

Bill Lazar, Executive Director of St. Johns Housing Partnership, is recognized for his leadership in Affordable Housing in Northeast Florida.

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Help and Hope is Available

Help and Hope is Available

St. Johns Housing Partnership saves thirteen Florida homeowners $617,000 in one week with federally funded program providing free foreclosure help.

St. Johns Housing Partnership,Inc (SJHP), in partnership with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, provided much-needed mortgage assistance last week to 13 families, saving them a collective total of $617,000 in mortgage relief. The foreclosure process in Florida is complicated and SJHP’s foreclosure prevention programs are a valuable tool for confused homeowners.

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