The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is proud to announce its new technical assistance (TA) program Supportive Housing Community Dialogue.  The Supportive Housing Community Dialogue (Dialogue) TA is an action-oriented program designed to help local communities start or expand supportive housing development for persons with special needs.

The Dialogue is an opportunity for a community to:

  • Learn first-hand how other communities began developing supportive housing
  • Receive an inventory of government and other resources available to their community
  • Evaluate their own resources and capabilities
  • Formulate a plan of action with the help of the most knowledgeable people in Florida

To learn more go to FSHC Community Dialogue Announcement Final.
Due date for Request of Interest is February 9, 2018.

Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is an advocacy organization and does not provide housing.  For information on housing contact the following:

Area Lead Agencies
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
The Office on Homelessness

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
SAMHSA Housing Resources
Center for Social Innovation
Coalition on Budget and Policy Priorities
National Low Income Housing Coalition
CSH
DCF Office of Homelessness
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Florida Housing Coalition

 

RESOURCES

The legislative Affordable Housing Workgroup’s final recommendations approved by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Taking Steps Toward Ending the Housing Crisis: The Technical Assistance Collaborative (in collaboration with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force) releases its latest Priced Out report, offering valuable information and advocacy tips to address the affordable housing crisis currently being experienced by extremely low-income people with disabilities. To learn more about the effects housing crisis, click here.

Florida’s Annual Council on Homelessness 2017 Report

The Student Loan Report. The Student Loan Report helps keep students and their families up-to-date on the latest student loan and financial aid news and information so they can make the best decisions when it comes to paying for college and repaying debt.

Community for Accredited Online Schools: A comprehensive online resource for low income students. Their resources provide information about getting to college and how to stay in college when times are hard, financing and scholarship options, and success tips for those ready to make the next step.

Medicaid Is an Essential Partner for Supportive Housing

 

2016-17 DCF Managing Entities Regional Behavioral Health Assessment Report
A study published in Housing Policy Debate finds HUD is inadequately meeting the needs of disabled households.
CSH Guide to Service Funding in Supportive Housing – Nov 2016
CSH Total Supportive Housing Need By State

 

Strategically Allocating Resources

Ending Chronic Homelessness

Ending Family Homelessness

Ending Youth Homelessness

Ending Veteran Homelessness

Housing First

 

 

RECENT ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Bring HUD’s disaster-relief housing program to Florida by Ted Granger and Ken Carter

The 2017-2018 Tentative Funding Amounts and Time Line (10/2/17) has been posted to the Corporation Website: http://www.floridahousing.org/programs/developers-multifamily-programs/competitive.

The “Welcome Home Project”  — Central Florida’s homeless advocates are appealing to the community to find homes for 129 people by the end of March 2018 — and to crowdfund the $2,500 apiece to cover move-in costs and furnishings.

An article by Dan Sweeny, Sun Sentinel discusses the legislature’s consistent sweep of Affordable Housing Trust Funds for non-housing issues.

An interview with Shelley W. Lauten, chief executive officer of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness by The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board.  The article explores the commission’s progress in the past year, the rewards and frustrations of her tenure, and what lies ahead.