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January 19, 2024

Inspectors find fraud in rental assistance program

Jacksonville’s Office of Inspector General found five cases of fraud totaling $314,000 in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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November 21, 2023

Here’s help for low-income renters in St. Johns County

The county has launched a new program to help low-income renters cover rent and utility bills for up to 18 months.

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October 27, 2023

Nonprofit developer buys affordable housing in Arlington

Ability Housing bought Riverton Tower Senior Center for $500,000. The building includes 120 units of affordable rental housing for people 62 and older.

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October 25, 2023

More affordable housing opens in St. Augustine

Victoria Crossing is the latest attempt to deal with a critical shortage of affordable housing in Northeast Florida’s most expensive county.

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September 27, 2023

Rent increases are back to normal, but prices are still high

The average rent in Jacksonville increased just over 1% in the past year, one of the smallest increases in Florida.

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May 12, 2022

EXPLORE: How much did rent go up in your neighborhood?

Rent prices  in the Jacksonville metro area have increased by more than 30% since the start of the pandemic — more than twice the rate of inflation. In some neighborhoods, including San Jose and Arlington, rent prices have gone up by close to 40% over the past two years. Today, Jacksonville is the 13th most overpriced rental city in the

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May 8, 2022

OPINION | ‘Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent’

Not too many years ago, it was possible to eke out a living on the fringes of society and maintain a residence in Riverside, San Marco, or even Jax Beach if you weren’t picky. A no-frills, no-gentrification, no-renovation sort of thing, to be sure. But you could sell a few articles or paintings or chapbooks or zines or whatever your

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