Leadership Brevard Class of 2020 Leadership Action Project Presentation: Housing for Homeless "Breaking the Cycle of Poverty"
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
The Leadership Brevard Class of 2020
(Best Class Ever)
» Rob Cramp-Housing for Homeless
» Drew Warren- Community of Hope
» Vinnie Taranto- Media Over Matter
Leadership Action Project Team
» Rebecca Granger- Alluvionic, Inc.
» Kevin Gregoire- AVT Simulation
» Melissa Goldman- Space Coast
Association of Realtors
» Tom Kammerdener- Aging Matters in
» Tara Pagliarini- Family Promise of
» Jennifer Prendergast- Pizza Gallery
Breaking the Cycle: What activities would help 10% of Brevard’s children
living in poverty become adults who are living out of poverty?
» Affordable housing-
Is a large problem in Brevard County
for those with regular fulltime jobs and
» Education & Training Programs-
There is a need to increase education
focused on manufacturing and skilled
» Regional & Historical Data-
The ALICE Report
Central Florida Data
War on Poverty
New Brunswick Canada 4
» Minimum Wage-
Social mobility goes well beyond raising
$15 per hour.
» Public Transportation-
Access is limited, making it difficult to
travel to where the better paying jobs are
Mental health, cost, transportation,
preventative care, where to go to get
» Project Scope
» Team Size
» Project Schedule
» Root Cause
» Stigma of the word
» Solutions may take
generations to be
» Promotion of Self-
Interests with regard to
» Inconsistent individual
» Define County-Wide
» Joint Communications
» Brevard to embrace
regional efforts to
improve Social Mobility
COVID-19 has affected
everyone around the world.
For individuals and families
who were living at the Poverty
line previously, will they now
find themselves below the
Instability-Food instability, housing instability, employment
instability &social instability. Money and resources are being put
forth like never before in our history, it is a call to action…
Challenges during COVID-19? • Furloughs and Layoffs
• Food Instability
• Limited access to technology
• Limited testing
• Technology availability
• Reliable Transportation
• Social Distancing/Isolation
Glimmer of Hope
• Increased volunteerism and donations to
non-profits during crisis.
• The CARES Act has increased Federal and
State dollars for food insecurity & housing
• Focus on mental health-funding.
• State initiatives are being funded.
• Florida’s unemployment system is being
scrutinized and revamped.
• Increased community awareness.
Call to Action
Using the Leadership Orlando 2.0
• Involve business leaders, community
leaders and key advocates.
• Identify opportunities for Brevard and
Steps to apply the framework.
• Identify and Educate Champions.
• Bridge Gaps with Service Providers.
• Publicize and Promote Actions Taken.
The Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Leadership Brevard Class of 2020
Best Presentation EVER!