St. Johns Housing Partnership’s Bill Lazar Receives National Award as Weatherization Champion

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (November 2, 2022) – – St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) Executive Director Bill Lazar has received the Jean Diggs Weatherization Champion Award (WAP) from the National Association for State Community Services Program (NASCSP). The Jean Diggs WAP Champion Award is presented at the NASCSP Annual Conference to individuals who are true champions…

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St. Johns Housing Partnership, Volunteers ‘Make a Difference’ for the Elderly, Disabled and Veterans

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (October 25, 2022) – – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, held “Make a Difference Day,” Saturday, Oct. 22, in St. Johns County. SJHP mobilized volunteers who spread out over the county to help paint, clean and repair homes for veterans, the…

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St. Johns Housing Partnership Announces Oct. 22 as ‘Make a Difference Day’ in the Community

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (October 6, 2022) – – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, has announced a county-wide initiative on “National Make a Difference Day,” Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Make a Difference Day will mobilize volunteers who will spread out over…

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Guest Column

Guest Column: Let’s not Overlook the Economic Development Benefits of Providing Affordable Housing By Bill Lazar New homes and communities make all the headlines. Not the lack of affordable housing in Northeast Florida that negatively impacts the local economy and makes life for diligent workers and families that much harder. Stable, decent-quality, and affordable housing…

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NAHB Survey: Americans Want Policymakers to be Initiative-Taking on Creating Affordable Housing

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. (March 30, 2022) – According to a recent survey by the National Association of Homebuilders, Americans overwhelmingly expressed their support of government initiatives to facilitate the production of more housing, with 82% agreeing in a recent survey that policymakers should factor in housing affordability when considering new legislation and regulations. When asked…

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Truist North Florida Mortgage Division

SJHP was able to impact yet another homeowner in need through the generosity and volunteer support of the Truist North Florida Mortgage Division. A true pillar of the community and recently retired after 68 years in lawn care service, Mr. Brown was having a difficult time entering and leaving his home due the steps that…

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Fact Sheet Now Available on How to Use the Coronavirus State Local Recovery Funds to Invest in Affordable Housing

ST. AUGUSTINE –  (March 8, 2022) – Florida cities and counties have an opportunity to address the growing affordable housing crisis utilizing Coronavirus State Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan. The Florida Housing Coalition has released a new fact sheet for local governments, housing advocates, and industry groups on how to use…

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