Career Opportunities Ending Homelessness in Melbourne, FL

The City of Melbourne located on the Space Coast of Florida has partnered with its local non-profit community to accelerate progress on ending homelessness in Melbourne.

Daily Bread Inc., as a leading service provider in Melbourne, is seeking to hire two experienced social workers to grow its Housing Services team. Daily Bread is also seeking the ideal candidate with a background in program development and management to help lead its supportive services team moving forward.

his is a unique opportunity to join a growing organization serving a mid-size coastal city with strong local government, business, and philanthropic support. Please see the following links below if you are or know someone who has a passion and professional interest in this work, and may be interested in this opportunity.

Job Descriptions and How to Apply:

https://www.dailybreadinc.org/db-careers

Additional Information:

Regional news coverage (video)  – Melbourne’s commitment to ending homelessness: https://bit.ly/34faeF5

More information about Daily Bread (video) – hear from some of the people Daily Bread is serving and the team’s values of service: https://youtu.be/_moU5AoQfbc?t=746

Recent press release from the City of Melbourne regarding the partnership: https://www.melbourneflorida.org/Home/Components/News/News/7304/381?selcat=224

Contact:

Jeff Njus

Executive Director

Daily Bread, Inc.

jeffn@dailybreadinc.org

NLIHC Housing Needs – State of Florida

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published its Housing Needs by State. This report shows 21% of renter households or 543,764 are extremely low income. There is a shortage of over 400,000 low-income housing units. This report also shows that 79% of extremely low-income housing renters are severely cost-burdened, paying more than 50% of their income on rent.

Facing Eviction?

The CDC director has signed a declaration for a temporary halt on evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The CDC has provided a full FAQ to answer questions about the declaration.  We strongly encourage you to read the FAQ.

FCEH has also provided a simple Q&A about the eviction moratorium, with local resources:

Q:  What is a moratorium?
A:  A moratorium delays the final action of an eviction, it does not cancel your responsibility to pay rent.  You must pay your rent as you can.

Q: Am I protected against eviction?
A:  The CDC eviction moratorium suspends evictions for failure to pay rent if you file a declaration form with your landlord.  This means that you must file the declaration to prevent eviction, pay what you can, and continue to seek financial assistance to help pay your past due rent.  Discuss your situation with your landlord because having open communication is important to your ongoing relationship.

Q:  Are there resources to help me pay my rent?
A:  Florida has provided Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to local county governments for rent and/or mortgage relief.  Please contact your local County office first.

 

 

FCLF Loan Officer, Central Florida

Florida Community Loan Fund is seeking an experienced Community Development Loan Officer to promote FCLF in the Central Florida area. Established in 1994, FCLF operates statewide from a network of offices in Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, Sarasota, and Fort Lauderdale. FCLF’s Strategic Plan emphasizes significant growth over the next 4 years and we are adding staff now to keep pace with this growth. For a full description and application instructions, visit this website page: FCLF Position Available: Loan Officer, Central Florida.

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State of Homelessness – Florida

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published its 2020 State of Homelessness report for all fifty States.  The 2019 Point In Time Count shows 28,328 individuals experiencing homelessness in the State of Florida.  This represents a 9% decrease compared the 2018 Point in time numbers.  This includes a 26% decrease in family homelessness and a 22% decrease in youth homelessness compared to the 2018 Point in Time.  Please use the map below for your local community information.