Feb 01 2024


6:30 am - 8:30 pm



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Meeting ID: 841 7595 0107
Phone: +1 929 205 6099
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ONE of the top issues impacting Floridians is affordable housing. In fact, Florida has become one of the least affordable places to live in the nation. Unable to keep up with the rising costs of housing, Florida’s working families, seniors, people with disabilities AND veterans – are bearing the brunt of this housing crisis.

56.7% of Florida’s homeowners and renters are cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their annual gross income on housing. Far too many are being driven into homelessness.

The 2023 Point in Time Count, a yearly survey tracking homelessness compiled by the Brevard Homeless Coalition reveals a disturbing 15% surge in the number of unsheltered individuals, including a 117% rise in veterans and a 43% increase in females. More than half of the individuals experiencing chronic or long-term homelessness had a disability or disabling condition.

Brevard Public Schools is working to accurately count its homeless students, estimated at 1,370. This includes those ‘in transition’ per the district’s definition, encompassing couch surfing and staying with other families.

Let’s all work together to make housing affordable for all Floridians. Join us on Feb. 1st with special guest Amber Carroll, Executive Director Brevard Homeless Coalition. Let’s find solutions to homelessness caused by unaffordable housing.

Amber Carroll

Executive Director, Brevard Homeless Coalition

Amber has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership. Amber is a Strategic Visionary Leader with experience in coaching a diverse, generational population, training staff, cultivating partnerships and community connections, and has been called a “Turnaround Architect.” Her specialty lies in systems and process improvement, with an emphasis on change management. She is passionate about helping individuals and organizations identify and achieve their stated mission and vision. She is also passionate about her family, her two pups and coffee!

Prior to the Brevard Homeless Coalition, Amber served as a Leadership Coach, Associate Director of Church Planting, and other roles in the local church. These roles were Lead Pastor, and Director of Ministries, Worship, Communications, and Youth, Other notable roles include the Community Director for the March of Dimes, District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, and IPO Specialist and Client Services Representative for Charles Schwab.

Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Theology Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jeff Njus, Th.D.

Executive Director, Daily Bread and Providence Place

Dr. Jeffrey Njus provides overall direction to the dynamic network of people and programs at Daily Bread. He brings to his leadership a compassionate respect for the dignity of every person, an admiration for the resilience of people facing difficult
challenges and the joy that comes from serving together.

Keith Donald

Executive Director, SteadyTown

Keith is the founder of Steady Town. He believes in systemic change through collaboration and innovation. He works on ending homelessness, affordable housing, environmental restoration and community development,