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Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Homeless & Housing, Housing Rehabilitation, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors

Mission: Our mission is to help the economically vulnerable veterans and consumers of our region achieve financial literacy, attain homeownership, participate in the American dream, and contribute to more stable, vital neighborhoods. To create this transition we offer advocacy, education, counseling and grant assistance, and work to increase the availability of safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities.

Results: Since we opened our doors in September of 2000 we have served hundreds of households. We have helped clients understand what budgeting can do for their household and help them get a home. We have re-furbished homes for Veterans, Disabled and Seniors.

Target demographics: Veterans, Low Income Seniors, Disabled, Homeless Prevention

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 clients

Geographic areas served: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Sarasota, Orange, Munroe, Broward Counties in Florida to nme a few

Programs: Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention/Modification Help, First time home buyer counseling, Student loan counseling, Financial Capabilities counseling, low income rentals and homes for purchase

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as an intern, writing grants for AHF, for almost eight months last year, and it was a great educational experience that taught me so much about my community. This organization helps so many vulnerable people navigate their housing and living situations when they find it difficult to do so on their own, particularly because of high rents and house prices. They have programs for veterans, disabled individuals, homeless individuals, young people who have been in foster care, etc. AHF's commitment to being a well-rounded resource for those experiencing housing insecurity is a credit to Southwest Florida, and I highly recommend their services to anyone in the area whose financial troubles or other problems are hindering their ability to remain safely and securely housed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been honored to work this foundation. A nonprofit that never waivers from their discerned mission statement, values, and goals. They are willing to help any and all members of the community. Paving the way for a truly greater Fort Myers. And their service to Veterans is outstanding, the CEO goes above and beyond for this group. Encouraging her employees to do so as well. The range of employees in the office offers a diverse atmosphere of acceptance and cultural.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A moment of your time, Please. Since 2000 , The Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc (AHF) has been assisting Military and non-Military, Seniors, Physically and Mentally Challenged individuals and Youths Aging out of Foster Care, realize a better way of life through various programs. Programs such as Foreclosure Prevention , Credit & Budget Counseling , First time Home Buyer Assistance , Loan Modification and Military and Veteran Housing, and the Squirrels Nest (2nd hand store). Have been monumental to these groups of people.
Lois Healy (CEO) who has been with AHF since it's inception and her staff are well versed at helping anyone who comes through it's doors with these programs.
Under the direction of Ms. Healy and the Board of AHF people have been housed in the AHF duplex's . Homes have been acquired to assist more people. Donations of furniture, refrigerators, clothing and much more have been picked up by volunteers for sale in the Squirrels Nest. Many times when an individual or family is in need some donations are just given to them.
OPERATION RAISE the ROOF assisted 3 deserving elderly Veterans replace the roofs on their homes so they could remain in their homes. With the remaining proceeds, Thanksgiving meals and Christmas meals and gifts were purchased. And when possible even Santa Claus visited some of AHF clients.
AHF has ALWAYS relied on Federal, State and Local Grants as well as donations to accomplish it's goals. Given the current climate of Budget reductions anticipated from the government sector. AHF must continue to find ways to assist those who have fallen on hard times, continue to age with limited resources or have physical and mental (incl PTSD but not limited to ) situations.
AHF wishes to Thank those individuals who have been our DONORS these past years. We hope that anyone else who wishes to assist their fellow man / woman / family feels inspired by the accomplishments of the Affordable Homeownership Foundation thus far.
AHF can not do it without your generous contributions.
Thank You for your time. Bill Wilcox

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A Veteran, looking for assistance to purchase a home AHF was very helpful. Their staff assisted with improving the Credit score to get a better rate for the mortgage. Their First Time Home Buyers class was VERY informative. I recommend them to anyone looking to buy a house or improve their credit score. Thank You AHF

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Affordable Homeownership Foundation does so much with very little resources....they are a great non-profit .....SW Florida is fortunate to have them......Garritt Pankratz

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A very compassionate and professionally run organization! I have volunteered for, worked with and referred clients to Affordable Homeownership Foundation, Inc. since it's conception not only because of my faith in the CEO's dedication to her client's and Veteran's but also because I have witnessed first hand the vast amount of people she and her organization have assisted in many different situations. Affordable Homeownership Foundation is a FABULOUS organization that I support wholeheartedly!! I have seen wonderful work done by them for Veteran's in need and I also send all my clients to them for their required homebuyer counseling classes online and/or live. The CEO works very hard and is personally involved on a daily basis. Please show your support for Lois Yanulavich Healy‚Äč and her foundation!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Have met with the CEO on numerous occasions and involving multiple housing projects and she is one of a kind. She never loses sight of those she serves. She and her organization are true servants of the community with hearts of gold. I am honored to work with her and look forward to many collaborative efforts in the future. Dean Essa

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I was thrown out for dabbing in this building, they're obviously racist fascist who want your money to build gulags here in America.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My first contact with Affordable Homeownership Foundation began about 4 years ago when I became a client in need of credit counseling and education regarding my financial situation. I was immediately impressed with the professionalism and caring that helped to ease my concerns. Since that time, I have referred many people to AHF and everyone has been pleased...just as I had been. I see the vast number of clients who have been helped and given hope when they needed to get through their own difficult situation. I highly recommend Affordable Homeownership Foundation to anyone and everyone needing guidance and direction with their personal financial or housing needs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The owners and people that work this wonderful foundation are caring and dedicated to what they do. The councilors, go the extra miles to help anyone coming thru their doors. would recommend them every time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

AFH has helped not only myself in credit counseling but some of my family and friends. Lois and her team are always there to answer questions or to give you a hand. I do not know what I would have done without them. Dawn S.