The Florida Housing Counselor Network is a singular voice for its member agencies in regard to working with policymakers and investors as well as the advocate for additional support at the state and national levels. We convene leaders from across the state to evaluate current needs and develop strategies and solutions. Even more than being the premier organization for housing counseling, WE are a movement.
Here is what some of our members have to say:
“Housing counselors should join the Network for the support we give one another, peer to peer assistance, and additional resources. Joining the Network also helps Florida Housing Counselors speak as ONE voice to create change and impact.”
- Aidza Antonio-Thomas, Executive Director, Solita’s House, Inc.
“There is power in numbers — power in voice, time and talent assets. Most of our non-profit agencies are small and as a network we hear that the same challenges are happening state-wide, or that a particular funder could use our support. As a unified voice we are more credible and impactful. It's just plain uplifting to sit with other agency leaders and staff that you know do premium work, care as much, and that you can trust.”
- Jill McReynolds, Executive Director, HANDS of Central Florida
“FHCN brings us together with others who are doing the same work—pulling together local agencies to create a regional support team.”
- Jean Louis, Director of Housing, Urban League of Palm Beach County
“Being part of this group helps each of us in a strategic manner to strengthen our housing counselors organizations and to facilitate and improve services to the communities we serve. We all want to deliver on commitment and exemplify excellence in what we do. Michele has done a great job in pulling together this group to streamline processes and support the financial health and make better use of available resources. As we grow as a collective we can share information on grant processes and grant writing as well as have a pool of job opportunities for counselors to the benefit of us all.”
– Carolyn Norris, Executive Director, Home Ownership Resource Center
“REACH is excited about how FHCN is assisting local organizations through education, programs, and quarterly meetings that allow members to learn from each other, encourage best practices and establish positive funding.”
- Patricia Tracy, Chief Executive Officer, R.E.A.C.H.
“As a small nonprofit, we value the ‘strength in numbers’ that a network brings. The added advantage of a united voice in our industry, strengthens us all in our mission. Joining our efforts furthers us all.”
– DeAnna O’Flaherty, Community Outreach Manager/Housing Counselor, St. Johns Housing Partnership