Meet the team:
Lois has over 10 years of counseling experience. She has served on 12 non-profit boards including two non-profit housing agencies. Lois worked for 3 banks in the area before becoming a counselor as a CRA loan officer and knows the ins and outs of affordable mortgages which makes first time home buyer counseling and foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation an easy task for Lois to help client’s with. Lois certifications include NCHEC in Homeownership and Foreclosure and Default Counseling, Financial Capabilities Counseling and Coaching as well as a Military Housing Specialist Certification, Senior, Homeless Prevention and Rental Assistance Counseling. Lois grew up in a family of eight children and as a young child was in a wheelchair from ages 5-12 due to Rheumatic Fever this helped her understand the struggles that people with disabilities experience first hand. As an adult Lois became divorced at age 28 and was a single mother for all of her adult life, so she understands the economic struggles that most families experience. It is because of those struggles that help her in striving to build more affordable, accessible housing and understand that how important it is to teach and coach families and individuals about financial capabilities and how to maintain a budget/spending plan.
Disaster Counselor/Housing Counselor
Jessie comes to us after working for the Area Agency on Aging and Catholic Charities for the past 14 years. Jessie has an associates degree in Human Services and brings a diverse skill set which includes “Efforts to Outcomes” Case Management training. Jessie is currently our Disaster Case Manager who is overseeing re-construction for clients from Hurricane Irma which caused extensive damage to LEE, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties and is working with clients affected by COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster. Jessie was born in St. Lucia and has lived in the United States for over 30 years, she enjoys working to help clients achieve their goals.
HUD Certified Housing Counselor
Barbara was formerly with Homeownership Resource Center where she worked as a Housing Counselor for over five years. Barbara became a HUD Certified Housing Counselor in 2019 and when Homeownership Resource Center closed she came to us to be able to still help and counsel people and change their lives. Barbara works hard to insure all clients get the best counseling services