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…

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…

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…

First Friday: ‘Affordable Housing Matters’ with St. Johns Housing Partnership Debuts May 6 on WFOY

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (May 2, 2022) – First Friday, a monthly program about the lack of affordable housing and other housing issues in Northeast Florida, will begin airing this Friday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. on WFOY 102.1 FM and AM 1240 in cooperation with the St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP). “Being a local station…

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…

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…

‘Out of Reach’ Housing Focus of St. Johns County Affordable Housing Roundtable at World Golf Village

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. (February 25, 2022) – The lack of affordable housing for people who work in St. Johns County has become one of the biggest issues facing local officials as the population continues to grow. St. Johns Housing Partnership Executive Director Bill Lazar joined housing leaders and officials from nonprofits, local government, financial institutions,…

St. Johns Housing Partnership Participating in City Commission Special Workshop on Affordable Housing

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (January 21, 2022) – -St. Johns Housing Partnership Executive Director Bill Lazar will participate in a special St. Augustine City Commission Workshop to discuss affordable workforce housing on Monday, Jan. 24, at 3:00 p.m. The workshop is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the housing market and availability…

Lack of the ‘right kind of housing’ Fueling Northeast Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (January 3, 2022) – – Parts of Florida consistently rank as some of the most unaffordable places to live with the combination of low incomes and high housing costs. The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) would like to see a plan to solve the crisis. Most workers in Florida cannot afford to…

Flag-Raising Ceremony Highlights Dedication for St. Johns Housing Partnership, Flagler Health+ Project for At-Risk Vets

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (November 17, 2021) – – On Tuesday the St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, took part in a dedication and flag-raising ceremony at Patriot Place, a new housing option for at-risk veterans in St. Johns County. The six-unit apartment community under construction at…