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Gina Birmingham Joins St. Johns Housing Partnership as County Long-Term Recovery Coordinator

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (September 18, 2022) – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) welcomes Gina Birmingham to the team. She will be the Long-Term Recovery Coordinator (LTRC) in St. Johns County. 

The LTRC is dedicated to learning about the impacts of natural disasters and securing resources to help individuals and families and mapping a pathway to recovery.

Birmingham steps into the role with firsthand experience of working directly with survivors of five storms. She worked as a disaster case manager during the Hurricane Recovery of Matthew and Irma in St. Johns and Putnam counties, relocating to Panama City to work directly with the survivors of Hurricane Michael, recently returning from Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

She brings over 20 years of affordable housing experience and a wide perspective of disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.

“Gina will focus on building upon our current Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and Long-Term Recovery Organizations who assist residents without resources after a disaster,” SJHP Executive Director Bill Lazar said.

Birmingham will work closely with non-profits, faith and community-based organizations, local government, and businesses to provide a plan with coordinated services and resources to enable everyone in the community to recover.

The Long-Term Recovery Program focuses on three areas of immediate need:

  • Individual and Household Needs
  • Community Recovery Capacity Building
  • Community Recovery and Resiliency

The St. Johns Housing Partnership will assist the most vulnerable individuals, households and communities in their long-term recovery and resiliency activities with programs and services that embody values of care, respect, diversity, inclusiveness, transparency.

For more information contact Bill Lazar at (904) 824-0902 or [email protected].

ABOUT THE ST. JOHNS HOUSING PARTNERSHIP Founded in 1996 the St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) is committed to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing in North Florida. SJHP creates partnerships between public and private sectors including investors on projects that create low- and moderate-income housing, rebuilds neglected homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in disadvantaged areas while supporting programs that enhance community economic and social development including counselling on homeownership and finances. For more information visit www.sjhp.org.