(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- At County Commissioner Dennis Moss’ monthly roundtable community meeting on May 7, he presented the Hammocks District station of the Miami-Dade Police Department with an official Miami-Dade County District Commendation for a reduction of 1,700 emergency calls received by the district from September 2002 to February 2003, compared to the six-month period before that.
“The reduction does not necessarily mean there is less crime in the area, but it definitely does show that the Hammocks District is maintaining a high level of public safety in an area that grows in population every year,” said Commissioner Moss.
In an effort to help needy senior citizens avoid losing their homes when they become unable to pay their real estate taxes, the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Dennis Moss on May 6, 2003 that directs County Manager Steve Shiver to study the feasibility of the County creating a home rescue loan pilot program.
The resolution directs the County Manager to identify any existing loan programs or revenue sources that may be used, determine the economic impact such a program would have on the County, and establish the eligibility requirements for the participants.
“Many senior citizens in Miami-Dade County face the difficult task of continuing to pay their real estate taxes after they turn the age of 65, their income significantly diminishes and/or a tax certificate is sold on their property,” said Commissioner Moss. “There may be loan programs out there, possibly with the federal government, that the County could participate in, and this resolution directs the County Manager to investigate those possibilities.”