The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition website is supported by a grant from the PNC Foundation.
Building Successful Communities: What's New? What's Working? What's Next?
September 26 - 28, 2012
The Southeast Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing will highlight best practices that benefit individuals needing supportive housing or experiencing homelessness. The focus is on learning new and innovative ways to collectively assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness and/or in need of supportive housing. The Institute will address supportive housing issues for young people exiting the foster care system; veterans returning from service abroad; individuals released from incarceration; persons with disabilities transitioning from facilities or institutions; senior citizens leaving hospitals or those moving from shelters, the streets, or other places unsuited for regular habitation to permanent housing. In additional other topics include; workforce, mental health and substance abuse, homelessness among children and families and HMIS-Homeless Management Information Systems.
Supportive Housing: Turning Lives Around for the Better
Download a PDF with four people's success stories involving supportive housing.
Free Florida Housing Locator
Florida Housing Finance Corporation is pleased to provide a FREE online affordable rental housing locator, www.FloridaHousingSearch.org. Designed for people who trying to find available affordable housing options as well as for landlords who want to register their affordable properties, FloridaHousingSearch is the primary source for available affordable housing. Consumers can search for properties by address, number of bedrooms, rent amount, Section 8 acceptance, and a variety of other features.
FloridaHousingSearch can be accessed online 24 hours a day and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center M-F, 9-6 EST., The site connects people to other housing resources through website links and provides helpful tools for renters, such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information. Landlords can easily list, advertise, and update their properties online.
In order to search for properties or register properties, click on www.FloridaHousingSearch.org, or call toll-free 877-428-8844.
Florida Housing was created by the Florida Legislature to help our fellow Floridians obtain safe, decent affordable housing that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
Common Sense: A Strategic Plan to Provide Supportive Housing Throughout Florida
The objective of the plan is to increase the provision of quality affordable and universally accessible supportive housing for the purpose of promoting self-determination, community integration and economic self-sufficiency for special needs populations throughout Florida. The plan focuses on statewide goals and strategies to achieve this objective. Read more.
SAMHSA's Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) Web Site
SAMHSA's new Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) Web site launched this week. Targeted toward providers who work with people who are homeless, the Web site shares state-of-the art knowledge, evidence-based practices, and practical resources.
The Web site provides an interactive learning community for researchers, providers, consumers, and Government agencies at all levels. It is an easy-to-manage resource with content that informs, features that engage, and training that is useful. These elements are brought together to promote recovery-oriented and consumer-centered services for people who are homeless.
Florida Housing Finance Corporation Workshop Series
Each year the Florida Housing Finance Corporation sponsors workshops for organizations interested in learning more about developing affordable housing in Florida. There is no cost to attend these workshops, but space is limited. Check the FHFC Calendar and sign up for these events.