Florida Housing Coalition
Elissa Plancher has years of hands-on experience in the homelessness and housing sector administering a variety of housing projects and programs for people experiencing homelessness. She is focused on developing and implementing effective solution-oriented strategies to help enrich the lives of individuals who are experiencing homelessness or reintegrating into the community by making decent, safe, and affordable housing opportunities accessible to these vulnerable residents. In her most recent role as Housing & SOAR/Entitlements Coordinator at the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Elissa strategically developed and launched the Behavioral Health/Homeless Systems Integration, implemented the SOAR initiative in Broward County, and was responsible for PATH oversight. Over the last 12 years, Elissa has served disadvantaged populations in South Florida and Colorado by providing direct services, training, technical assistance, and system development/implementation. Her primary experience relates to administering HUD, state, and locally funded subsidized housing programs for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services, Boulder County Housing Authority, and Broward County Housing Authority. Elissa has also worked in case management as well as directly working with consumers in homeless shelters. She graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with her Bachelors of Science, majoring in International Affairs with a minor in Political Science.