Nonprofit Housing Roundtable Transitions to Habitat for Humanity

Since its beginning in 1993, the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida, a membership organization, has been “committed to strengthening inclusive affordable communities through the production and preservation of quality housing.”  

The Roundtable has sought to work closely with a core group of other volunteer leaders, the roundtable was created to “connect practitioners, establish partnerships and develop a positive learning environment,” through which its members would be encouraged to pursue solutions to the many challenges related to affordable housing. 

With similar purposes, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County, under the leadership of its president and CEO, Catherine Steck McManus, has been on a path parallel to the programs of the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida. Since its founding in 1986, driven by a vision that “everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live,” Orlando and Osceola County have been committed to helping local, regional, state and national governments, as well as civic and business leaders find ways to build more affordable housing. The organization is confident of the many benefits associated with stable housing, knowing it will improve both lives and communities for generations to come.

To amplify their shared work, in 2022 representatives of the Nonprofit Housing Roundtable of Central Florida and Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County explored ways to keep the mission of the Roundtable alive and continue to serve Roundtable’s supporters – both past and present. As a result, the bylaws of the Roundtable were amended, such that the Roundtable is to be controlled and governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors.  Electing the members of the Executive Committee of Habitat for Humanity to serve as the newly elected Board of Directors of the Roundtable is Catherine Steck McManus, President of Habitat for Humanity being elected to serve as its Executive Director.

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