April 14, 2014 Shannon Nazworth, executive director of Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, was named 2014 Eastern Region Advocate of the Year at a recent housing conference.

The event was held by CSH, a national nonprofit in the movement for supportive housing, which combines housing with services.

Nazworth was honored for promoting supportive housing for “high-need and chronically homeless individuals,” according to a news release.

Ability Housing develops and operates quality affordable rental housing for people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, as well as adults with a disability.

“Through her work , Shannon Nazworth as proven to be a true advocate using her talent, position, and tenacity to develop supportive housing solutions for some of Florida’s most vulnerable residents,” according to the release.

The event was held by CSH, a national nonprofit in the supportive housing movement.

“The recipients of our Eastern Region Supportive Housing Awards represent the most dedicated and innovative individuals and agencies, who ensure that housing solutions are available for those who need it most,” said Ryan Moser, Managing Director of the Eastern Region for CSH. “It is exciting to see the supportive housing industry evolve and elevate to a new level and today’s honorees represent where we are and where we are headed as an industry.”

For more information about Ability Housing, call (904) 359-9650, email info@abilityhousing.org or go to abilityhousing.org. CSH provides innovative program models, research-backed tools, training and expertise, loans and grants to help establish high-quality supportive housing. For more information, go to csh.org.