United Way ALICE Report: Florida

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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.

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

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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.

Help and Hope is Available

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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.