Category Archive: Affordable Housing

The Ultimate Holiday Gift: Graduation

The holidays are upon us, and with them come thoughts of giving. We’re fortunate to have received many gifts of needed items, time, and financial resources, from caring hearts that make what we… Continue reading

Senior is homeless, but hopeful

More than 30 percent of single women served by the Coalition are over the age of 50. Mary is one of them.   When Mary* spent the holidays with her family last year,… Continue reading

Coming full circle – From homeowner to homeless to helping others

  Joette never imagined she’d fall into homelessness in her lifetime. After all, she was born into a mid-west middle class family, with a solid upbringing, three years at Kent State University, and… Continue reading

Meet Connie Dean – Helping sad stories become success stories

When people contact the Coalition’s Center for Women and Families (CWF) in crisis mode, they’re most often guided to Miss Connie, our Intake Coordinator. Connie knows if we have space, maintains the waiting… Continue reading

Affordable housing still Out of Reach in 2014

Each March, we pour over the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) Out of Reach report, a side-by-side comparison of hourly wages and rents in the United States. In this, its 25th anniversary… Continue reading


When you think of someone who is homeless, what image comes to mind? Is it a man on a corner holding a sign? Is it someone with a shopping cart living under a… Continue reading

Homeless families in Central Florida

WESH Channel 2 aired a story yesterday that may have surprised many people. The story portrays a situation that, unfortunately, we at Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida are all too familiar… Continue reading

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2013

One of the main contributors to homelessness is a lack of affordable housing. That said, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s State of the Nation’s Housing report is always of… Continue reading

Out of Reach 2013

Each year, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) releases an annual side-by-side comparison of wages and rents in the United States. As found in past years, Out of Reach 2013 indicates a… Continue reading