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Home Rehabilitation

In order to qualify for assistance under the Veteran Housing Rehabilitation Program, applicant homeowners must be honorably-discharged veterans and meet the low- and moderate-income persons eligibility criteria established by HUD. The grant which funds this program limits our rehabilitation program to Saint Johns County residents. Veteran must also meet the criteria listed below.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Be a low or moderate income household; with an annual household gross income below 80% of the area’s median income

  • Veteran status verification such as DD-214 Form, Veterans Medical Card, or Third Party-Verification from Veterans Affairs (VA), Self-Certification Form

  • Occupy the property as a principal residence and have proof of property ownership such as fee simpletitle or equivalent form of ownership approved by the County;

  • Be in compliance with any existing mortgage on the property;

  • Be current with utility accounts and property taxes;

  • Not have received assistance for rehabilitation activities from funding received from Saint Johns County through the CDBG or SHIP programs within the 5 years prior to the date of receiving CDBG assistance under this agreement;

  • If a resident alien, meets the eligibility requirements set forth in 24 C.F.R. § 570.613.


Property Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for assistance under this agreement, a property must meet the criteria listed below:

  • The property must be a single-family residence;

  • The property must have been the applicant’s homestead residence; 

  • The applicant must own the property by fee simple title, a long-term leasehold of at least 99 years, or lifeestate;

  • There must be no restrictions, encumbrances, or judgments that would restrict the marketable nature of the applicant’s ownership interest;

  • The property must be free of any encumbrances other than a first mortgage;

  • The property must be located within the unincorporated portion of Saint Johns County or the City of Saint Augustine Beach; and

  • The property must be eligible for the issuance of a building permit for the requested repairs.


We believe everyone deserves to live in a healthy home. At Operation Lifeline Inc., we feel particularly indebted to those who served in the Armed Forces and have committed to helping as many struggling veterans as possible. Our program provides home rehabilitation services at no charge to eligible veterans to address accessibility and HUD's Eight Healthy Homes Principles.

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