Business Valuation, Inc., a prominent valuation firm specializing in comprehensive business valuation services, litigation support, and advisory services, proudly announces that Melissa Lockhart, director of valuations and litigation support at BVI, has been appointed to the esteemed board of Changing Homelessness. As a business valuation expert and CPA, Melissa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization.

Commemorating its 50th anniversary this year, Changing Homelessness guides the community effort to prevent and end homelessness by providing leadership, advocacy, support, standards, and funding. As the area’s lead agency on homelessness, the organization fosters communication and provides training to 40-member agencies that offer direct services to people in need. Due to outstanding, collaborative community efforts, there has been an 69% reduction in Veteran homelessness, a 78% decline in chronic homelessness, and a 55% decrease in overall homelessness in northeast Florida since 2013, as reported in the 2023 Northeast Florida Continuum of Care Point-In-Time report.

Melissa’s selection to the board of Changing Homelessness underscores her commitment to community service and reflects BVI’s ongoing dedication to social responsibility.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve this amazing organization dedicated to ending homelessness in our Northeast Florida community,” commented Melissa Lockhart. “I can’t think of any one thing more empowering than having safe, permanent shelter. Having a place to call home is fundamental to being able to thrive. I look forward to being part of the team that is helping to address this serious issue in our community.”

Bill Sorenson, director of consulting at BVI, commended Melissa’s achievement, stating, “We are delighted by Melissa’s dedication to serving our community and leveraging her financial acumen to address pressing issues like homelessness. Her commitment aligns with our core values at BVI, and we are confident she will make significant contributions to the organization.”