St. Johns County to offer disaster relief to eligible residents


St. Johns County is offering Florida State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) relief assistance for qualifying income eligible St Johns County residents that have experienced damage to their home as a result of Hurricane Matthew. According to program guidelines, the assistance may help cover costs for the eligible activities listed below:

Purchase of emergency supplies for eligible households to weather damaged homes (such as tarps)

Interim repairs to avoid further damage

Tree and debris removal required to make the housing unit habitable

Construction of wells or repairs to existing wells where public water is not available

Payment of insurance deductibles for rehabilitation of homes covered under homeowner’s insurance policies

Security deposit and/or rental assistance for eligible recipients who have been displaced from their homes due to damage from the storm

Resident interested in determining if they qualify for SHIP disaster relief assistance may contact the St. Johns County Housing and Community Development Division at (904) 827-6898.