Education and Career Development


JACKSONVILLE, FL - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that Hollybrook Homes is Florida's first privately owned multifamily apartment building under Section 8 contract approved to offer Family Self-Sufficiency programs to the families living in the property.

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that provides incentives and supports to help families living in multifamily assisted housing to increase their earned income and reduce their dependence on public assistance programs. FSS promotes the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of HUD rental assistance programs with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

"HUD welcomes Hollybrook Homes holistic approach to offer its residents opportunities and tools needed to become self-sufficient," said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett. "As the first privately-owned project-based Section 8 multifamily property approved in Florida to offer services to connect residents to job training, childcare and other resources, we look forward to its successful journey and innovation to benefit the Jacksonville community."

Residents who choose to participate in HUD's FSS program will be paired with FSS coordinators who will guide them in developing self-sufficiency goals. They will also sign a five-year contract requiring the head of the household to obtain employment and for all family members to be free of public assistance for one year before the contract ends.

In addition, service providers will help participating residents to establish an interest-bearing escrow account. Deposits to this account occur when the family's rent increases because of higher earned income during the contract period. Upon graduation from the program, the family may use the escrow funds to build assets, such as a down payment on a home.

Our Mission

to build a strong alliance of churches, corporations, community leaders, and families in an effort to empower people in under served communities by providing programs and services that enable  them to overcome barriers and become productive members of society

 FSS Support

We're Building Families and Communities

Programs and activities are designed to promote healthy lifestyles through sports, fitness, and personal wellness. 


Programs and activities are designed to promote social skills, introduce positive recreational activities and equip program  participants to be leaders in society while also embracing and celebrating who they are

We are a charitable organization whose focus is to identify and address the needs of under served communities by developing strong partnerships with other agencies  and through these partnerships  we meet the sports, health, fitness, education, career, recreation, character, and social development needs of families. 

Recreational, Social, and Character Development


We work with owners to develop a Family Self Sufficieny plan that will be approved by HUD. We also make availabe an affordable grant writing team. 

Hope is Restored is an organization  created by Erica Smith and inspired by God to bring awareness to the atrocity which is human trafficking.   Right now they are partnering with other local organizations and spreading awareness. They are currently raising funds by having mobile clothing boutiques, selling t-shirts, hand crafted jewelry, and prophetic art. Hope is Restored will be fully operational with a rescue team and a safe house by 2020.

 Hope is Restored Mission Statement: Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and help restore hope to those who have been enslaved. 

Sports, Health, Fitness Development
Programs and activities are designed to motivate both youth and adults to embrace education and obtain successful careers.