I am a native Chicagoan, raised by working-class parents who migrated from the South, At a point in my life, I found myself divorced with two children and no child support. After working on and off in the real estate industry since 1986 and becoming a real estate broker in 1991, an opportunity arose for me to open a real estate agency in 2002; it was scary, but the best decision for me, It changed my life.
In 2014 after a family member passed away from a heart attack and also suffered from years of addiction. I moved my family to Florida and became the 1st African American licensed Real Estate Instructor in Flagler County, Florida. I began to teach pre-licensing real estate classes and eventually went to work selling new homes for a national builder.
Working in the real estate industry has opened my eyes to the overwhelming need for affordable housing.
Covy’s Shared Housing Foundation is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and to provide a safe secure environment for people with at-risk housing needs. C.S.H.F. provides a democratically run, self-supporting, and drug-free home. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization that provides the network connecting all C.S.H.F Houses and allocates resources to duplicate our concept where needs arise. The number of residents in a House may range from six to fifteen; we provide houses for men, houses for women, and co-ed housing. Covy’s Shared Housing Foundation is based in Florida however, we are prepared to thrive in many diverse communities, That will abide by the essential criteria. Each House represents a remarkably effective and low-cost method of preventing relapse. This was the purpose of the first C.S.H.F, and this purpose is served, daily, house after house.
Our mission is to provide safe, secure, and affordable housing to
individuals in recovery from substance abuse and people with housing insecurities. We strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment
that encourages personal growth and well-being for our residents. We are
committed to promoting and providing access to resources that will help our
residents achieve stability, independence, and self-sufficiency.