Who is the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition?
The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is a statewide organization dedicated to fostering the development of housing for various special needs populations, including: the elderly, certain veterans returning from service abroad, young people aging out of the foster care system, persons with a disability, those at risk or suffering from homelessness, ex-offenders, and others.
Founded in November 2001, the Coalition is committed to promoting long-term housing solutions for people with special needs, particularly the homeless, disabled, elderly, people with mental illnesses, and other special populations.
By working together to ensure supportive housing is available to all who need it, we will have a positive impact on their lives, while making significant positive changes in the social and economic structures of our State and communities.
About the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition
Over forty-five leading organizations, providers and advocates of housing and services to Florida’s special needs populations have come together as the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition. Founded in November 2001, the Coalition is committed to creating long-term, independent housing solutions for people with special needs in Florida ---particularly the homeless, developmentally disabled, mentally ill, and elderly, youth exiting the foster care system and person living with HIV/AIDS.
The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition is dedicated to advocating for public policy and governmental structures that encourage self-sufficiency, housing choice, and community-based opportunities for people with special needs in Florida. In its short history, The Florida Supportive Housing Coalition has placed great emphasis on coalition building. In part a “coalition of coalitions”, it has eight Partner Organizations that share common goals and are working together to achieve them. It has also brought together supportive housing advocates, consumers of supportive housing and organizations serving different populations who confront the same supportive housing challenges.
Florida Supportive Housing 2011-2012 Board of Directors
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