Housing Partnership Accepting Applications for Construction Trades

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 21, 2021) – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, has openings in construction industry trades for remodeling and new construction.

“Working at the housing partnership is a non-traditional experience,” said Executive Director Bill Lazar. “I began working with affordable housing programs 30 years ago as a carpenter and grew into my current job as director.”

SJHP incorporates accessibility, energy conservation, and green building into remodeling and new construction. They are accepting applicants at all skill and experience levels.

“In addition to new construction, we work to keep our neighbors-in-need living safely in their homes. From repairing rotting floors to improving accessibility and building wheelchair ramps, our construction staff plays an important part in the health and safety of our clients,” added Lazar.

Applicants must have a cheerful outlook, excellent work ethic, basic tools, and be able to pass a drug test and background check. SJHP offers steady work, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Medical and dental benefits are provided after 60 days.

For more information, please contact SJHP Project Manager Susan Giddens at (904) 824-0902.


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 counseling on homeownership and finances. For more information visit www.sjhp.org.