Happy Labor Day…And 450th

In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed the bill for Labor Day and we have been celebrating with a day off the first Monday in September ever since.  In 1565 Pedro Menendez founded the City of St. Augustine and somebody has claimed homestead here ever since. Happy Labor Day to the United States, and Happy 450th to the City of St. Augustine.    Read More

Celebrating US Workers

Grover Cleveland signed the bill for Labor Day in 1894, and we have been taking off the first Monday in September ever since.  This national holiday honors the working people of the United States…and the Hardest Hit Fund helps Florida’s workforce keep their houses. The Hardest Hit Fund was an allocation of money given to five states (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, and Nevada) that had experienced excessive housing market depreciation.  The funds are designated to assist in foreclosure prevention, and targeted at those workers who are unemployed, underemployed, just returning to work, or recovering from underemployment.  The Hardest Hit Fund started in April 2011 statewide in Florida, and eligibility revisions happened in June 2012. The Florida Hardest Hit Fund provides up to $6,000 or up to $12,000 in mortgage assistance.  To learn and to apply online, go to https://www.flhardesthithelp.org/. Have a safe and happy Labor Day.   Read More