Below is each of our team members.
Rob Cramp – Executive Director
Miriam Moore – Operations
Cherie Williams – Property
Wayne Christian – Maintenance
Thomas Hurlburt – Maintenance
Tiffany Majors – Program Manager
Fiona Lindo-Harford – Case Manager
Mara Lucas – Accountant
Steve Kelly – Program Director for Veteran Services
William Stanziano – Veteran Services Case Manager
Rene Allen – Veteran Services Case Manager
Mary Ladwig – Veteran Services Case Manager
Dan Hooker – Veteran Services Case Manager
Bethany Phillips – Veteran Services Substance Abuse Counselor
Geri Smith – Case Manager
Kristyn Williams – Case Manager
Holly Bergeron – Financial Specialist
Housing for Homeless was founded as a networking agency with the title The Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless of Homeless of Brevard County. Since then, the agency has acquired through lease, purchase and renovation, over 80 housing units for program participants.
We contracted with The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing and services to the homeless, with a transitional housing program for the able homeless.
A second HUD program of permanent supportive housing for the disabled was awarded. Two transitional programs for homeless veterans were established with Veterans Administration (VA) funding.
The agency was designated as a Certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) in accordance with HUD, the State of Florida and Brevard County certification requirements, so that we can apply for local and State funding for development and rehabbing projects.
A new development for disabled veterans called Victory Village, and a new ten-apartment building, Tropic Hammock, were opened on a wooded campus setting in Titusville.
Since we were no longer a Coalition or provided food, we changed our name to Housing for Homeless.
We became the first agency in Brevard to introduce a new philosophy, Housing First, for our chronically homeless program, and then all our programs. Housing First is an approach that quickly and successfully connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements.
We replaced our transitional housing program for able civilians with a new Rapid Rehousing Program (RRH), where we provide rental assistance to clients with a third-party landlord.
We implemented a new Veterans Program for chronically homeless Veterans with significant substance abuse and mental health problems such that we provide 24-hour security.
We expanded our intake of Section 8/HUD-VASH clients, and acquired 10 more properties, bringing our total property count to 91.
The Healing First program, a partnership with Health First and Parrish Medical Center, was implemented, providing housing to surgical patients requiring aftercare services, that would otherwise be released into homelessness.
Housing for Homeless filed a DBA and is now HfH Supportive Housing, which better aligns with our mission and what we do in the community. Currently, we have 93 units and manage a variety of housing to include permanent supportive, Section 8/VASH, and low income.
Orchid Lake is currently under construction and expected to be completed early spring 2024, nearly doubling our housing capacity and increasing total residential units by 90.