About Us

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida:

  • is lead agency for the HUD Continuum of Care FL-507 for the area including Osceola, Seminole and Orange Counties, including the Cities of Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford
  • administers more than 32 grants through sub-recipient agencies who provide services to the homeless in our continuum region
  • funds programs that provide transitional and permanent housing, supportive services and ongoing case management for the homeless in our continuum region
  • is recognized as lead agency for FL-507 by the Florida Department of Children and Families, administering Challenge Grants and Homeless Housing Assistance grants which  fund transitional and permanent housing beds, both rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing for the homeless in our continuum region
  • is lead agency for the Veteran’s Administration Supportive Services for Families (SSVF) grant program, both priority 1 and priority 2 for our continuum region

History:

Established in 1993, HSN has brought more than $50 million in HUD, VA and State of Florida funds to Central Florida to provide assistance to the homeless. HSN has six organizational goals:

  1. Establish and implement programs to prevent homelessness among precariously housed persons in our continuum
  2. Support the development and operation of emergency shelter and services to the men, women and children in Central Florida who become homeless each year
  3. Support the development and implementation of transitional housing programs to assist homeless persons to return to self-sufficiency
  4. Support the development of permanent housing programs to meet the needs of homeless persons, including permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing
  5. Support the development of a comprehensive medical care network for the region’s homeless
  6. Encourage the dissemination and implementation of best practice program models throughout the Continuum.