Quarter 4 2020, Volume 8 Issue 4

St. Johns Housing Partnership Success Story

Following the loss of her husband, Alexandra felt overwhelmed and was unable to manage her mortgage as she dealt with her grief. Then Alexandra had a stroke. In distress, Alexandra reached out to St. Johns Housing Partnership for help. Her HUD certified housing counselor, Lisa Burns, is experienced in serving the most vulnerable populations and came to the rescue by assisting Alexandra in obtaining an adjustable rate mortgage. With no email or internet and a lack of understanding of her mortgage or options, the elderly widow could not have navigated the loss mitigation process without Lisa’s services. Alexandra wrote a handwritten note to Lisa, stating: “I am so thankful for St. Johns Housing Partnership for their amazing help with my modification. Please stay safe – God bless you all.”

St. Johns Housing Partnership is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency serving Northeast Florida for 25 years with a variety of affordable housing services including housing rehabilitation, new construction development, and rentals. The agency received $50,340 in FY 2019 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant funds.