Jason Searl Selected for Community Trip to Houston to Address Homelessness

ORLANDO, FL – August 13, 2014 – Jason W. Searl, shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Orlando office, has been invited to be a part of the Community Trip to Houston, hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. The trip will be led by the honorary co-chairs of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. The trip is designed to showcase Houston’s success when it comes to addressing chronic homelessness, and to give everyone on the traveling team an opportunity to talk with the leaders in Houston that are setting the standard for success when it comes to addressing this important issue. The trip will take place October 7-8, 2014.

Searl is legal counsel for and has served on the Board of Directors for Heart to Heart, a Community Care Home, Inc. since 2009 and has been instrumental in helping convert the formerly vacant commercial building into three apartment homes for six to eight homeless women and children. In 2013, he joined the Heart to Heart Board of Directors for the groundbreaking ceremony that marked the beginning of renovations on the property purchased from a foreclosing lender with a HOME/HUD grant for $164,000 from the City of Orlando. Heart to Heart is dedicated to the needs of homeless women and children overcoming difficult life issues, including abuse, alcohol and drug issues. Heart to Heart provides housing and support to implement life-changing solutions so women become self-sufficient and able to live in the community independently with their children.

Searl has experience representing land owners, developers and individuals in matters before various local governments and agencies in Central Florida, including the cities of Apopka, Belleview, Casselberry, Cocoa, Deltona, Lake Wales, Ocoee, Orlando, Port Orange, St. Cloud, Titusville, Town of Dundee, Town of Ponce Inlet, Winter Haven and Winter Park, and the counties of Brevard, Highlands, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. He also has experience in real state acquisitions and sales, licensing, development and finance, title insurance, and escrow and closing agent services as an agent of Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. and The FUND. In addition, Searl assisted with the firm's historic defense of a political action committee's efforts to allow a referendum to elect a special elected chair of the Orange County School Board and is an assistant city attorney for the town of Howey-in-the-Hills and Polk City.