CSH Honors Advocate for Commitment to Supportive Housing


Shannon Nazworth, executive director of Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, was named Advocate of the Year at CSH’s 2014 Eastern Region Conference in Philadelphia.  The award recognized her work to promote supportive housing for high-need and chronically homeless individuals in Jacksonville, Duvall County, and the State of Florida.  Shannon has over fifteen years of experience in the development of affordable housing and is actively involved in statewide advocacy efforts.  She is President of the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition, chair of Florida’s Council on Homelessness, co-chair of the Northeast Florida CoC Planning Board, Board Secretary for the Florida Community Loan Fund and is a past gubernatorial appointee to the Affordable Housing Study Commission.  Through her work, Shannon Nazworth has 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.

“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.”

Ability Housing provides quality, affordable community-inclusive housing for individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and adults with disabilities.  For more information about Ability Housing, call (904) 359-9650, email info@abilityhousing.org or go to abilityhousing.org.


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