Who We Are
We believe everyone should have a home
Ability Housing opened its doors in 1992 as a group home for six adults with developmental disabilities. In just a few years, the nonprofit saw a tremendous need for quality affordable housing and began to expand its efforts, focusing on the needs of adults with disabilities. In 2006, at the request of the Northeast Florida Homeless Coalition, Ability Housing began developing multifamily rental housing, serving low-income households, adults with a disability, and those exiting homelessness. In 2015, we expanded to Central Florida at the request of the local Commission on Homelessness.
Today, Ability Housing is a nationally recognized industry leader and one of very few nonprofits capable of developing high quality affordable, community-inclusive rental housing. We are further recognized for our on-site support services designed to meet the needs of households who have low incomes, disabilities, or experiences with homelessness.
Our Core Values
All of Ability Housing’s work is based upon the core beliefs that:
- Everyone should have a home.
- Working together creates opportunities and changes lives.
- Challenging the status quo creates new ideas and innovative solutions.
- Using data and evidence-based practices creates effective and lasting results.
- The trust of the people and communities we serve must be earned every day.
To build flourishing communities where everyone has a home
A society where housing is a right, not a privilege, and all individuals have safe, affordable housing in vibrant communities
Board of Directors
Michael Griffin, AdventHealth
Reggie Fullwood, Operation New Hope
Tiffany Adams, Florida Housing Coalition
Members at Large:
Cerita Battles, JPMorgan Chase
Damien Haitsuka, Wells Fargo
Shelly Kobb, Community Advocate
Greg Matovina, Matovina & Company
Davis McCarty, Retired Executive
Mary Kay O’Rourke, Retired Executive
Jake Peek, Peek & Associates
Hon. Belvin Perry, Jr., Morgan & Morgan,
Attorneys at Law
Ellen Rogers, Bank of America
Mellissa Slover-Athey, SouthState Bank
Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO
Let’s work together
to help everyone in our community have a home they can afford.