About Us

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida:

  • is lead agency for the HUD Continuum of Care Supportive Housing Program and Shelter + Care funding for Osceola, Seminole and Orange Counties, including the City of Orlando
  • administers more than 40 grants through its sub-recipient agencies who provide services to the homeless in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties
  • funds programs that provide transitional and permanent housing, supportive services and ongoing case management for the region’s homeless
  • is lead agency for the Florida Department of Children and Families, administering Challenge Grant and Homeless Housing Assistance grants of up to $2 million each year to create new transitional and permanent housing beds to serve the homeless.

History:

Established in 1993, HSN has brought more than $45 million in HUD Supportive Housing Program funds to Central Florida. HSN has six organizational goals:

  1. Establish and implement programs to prevent homelessness among precariously housed persons
  2. Provide emergency shelter and services to the more than 8,000 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. Develop permanent housing programs to meet the needs of homeless persons, including supportive housing and affordable rental housing
  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.