Posts by Katty Payne

Lovely Garden Enjoyed By All Residents

Joel came to BHS in April 2010. While we knew that Joel was multi-talented, we had no idea that this included a green thumb!  Collaboration by his neighbors, last year, Joel planted and has continued to nurture this lovely garden enjoyed by all residents at his Fort Lauderdale complex. Feedback from his friends and neighbors…

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Seacoast Donation to Broward Housing Solutions®

PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2017 CONTACT:  Lisa Vecchi / President/CEO lisav@browardhousingsolutions.org   HEADLINE: Seacoast Donation to Broward Housing Solutions® Fort Lauderdale – July 5, 2017 –  BHS® would like to acknowledge Seacoast Bank for the terrific assistance provided when refinancing a few of our properties which translated into a significant savings of…

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Study Finds Mental Health Courts Curb Recidivism

TO THE GREATEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE ON THE PLANET… Study Finds Mental Health Courts Curb Recidivism “A new study from the Florida Institute of Technology involving mental health courts finds criminal defendants who graduated from mental health court demonstrated substantially reduced re-arrest rates…the clearest indicator yet of the potential for diversionary programs to…

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Broward Housing Solutions® Welcomes our 362nd Resident

Broward Housing Solutions® welcomes our 362nd resident, 41 year old Aaron M. Born in Hollywood, Florida, Aaron, recounts several poor decisions he made which led him on a challenging journey. Homeless since 2015, Aaron was sleeping on the streets, benches or where ever he deemed safe for that night. He did this all while struggling…

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BROWARD HOUSING SOLUTIONS RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM BANKUNITED

June 29, 2017 We are pleased to announce that Broward Housing Solutions was the beneficiary of a generous donation from BankUnited in honor of their Affordable Housing Programs. Eris Sandler, Broward Market Executive, Market President, and Katrina Wright, VP, Community Development and Outreach at Bank United presented the $5,000 donation check to BHS®’ Lisa Vecchi,…

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Broward’s homeless population jumps 6 percent over previous year

Tweet Original Article Source : http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-broward-homeless-count-20170622-story.html By: Mike ClaryContact Reporter Sun Sentinel The number of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets of Broward County has grown by 6 percent over the past year, and more than half of the 2,450 individuals counted said they had spent the previous night in the city of Fort…

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Homeless veterans decrease

Broward numbers need to improve, official says Original Article: http://eedition.sun-sentinel.com/Olive/ODN/FloridaSunSentinel/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=FSS%2F2017%2F02%2F20&entity=Ar01906&sk=24DF3BFA By Larry Barszewski Staff writer The odds were daunting and the challenge stiff. Broward County in 2014 joined a national campaign to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2016. But to nobody’s surprise, that didn’t happen. That doesn’t mean it failed, advocates say. “We probably…

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