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Public Housing and Community Development
New $500,000 Investment in Security Measures for Liberty Square Public Housing Development
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) is addressing residents’ and community concerns about the violence around Liberty Square public housing development by investing over $500,000 in security enhancements as part of the Liberty City Rising initiative.
“Ensuring the safety of all residents is essential to building a healthy and sustainable community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This investment, which is responsive to the needs of the residents, helps create a safe environment for families residing in Liberty Square.”
Request for applications for fiscal year 2015 Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant Funds
Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) and the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust are announcing the availability of applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. Questions about this application or the workshops may be directed to Community Planning and Outreach Unit at email@example.com or 786-469-2100.
Application submission deadline is April 16, 2015. Applications submitted after the NOON deadline will not be accepted.
Applications may be picked up from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2015 at: Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development located at 701 NW 1 Court, 14th floor, Miami, Florida 33136.
Owners/Developers - Request for Applications Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program (PBV)
Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Agency (MDPHCD) is inviting owners and developers of rental property within City and Miami-Dade County to submit applications for participation in the Section 8 Project Based Voucher Program (PBV). There are two proposals open during this RFA process. Proposal 1 is for new/existing/rehabilitate units within the boundaries of Miami-Dade County south of SW 248th Street. Proposal 2 is for new/existing/rehabilitate units within the boundaries of Miami-Dade County within NW 163rd Street & NW 30th Avenue & NW 135th Street & NW 10th Avenue. All applications MUST be received no later than 2:00 P.M. on May 1, 2015.
- Proposal 1 (south of SW 248 ST)
- Proposal 2 (within NW 163 ST & NW 30 AVE & NW 135 ST & NW 10 AVE)
- 2015 Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities and Other Services
Public Comment Period for the draft proposed Miami-Dade County FY 2015 Surtax Request for Applications (RFA)
The public is being notified that the Miami-Dade County FY 2015 DRAFT Surtax Proposed Request for Applications will be available for review and comments from March, 27 2015 through April 20, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, located at 701 N.W. 1st Court, 14th Floor, Miami, Florida 33136. Comments may be emailed to PHCDresidentservices@miamidade.gov
Notice of Potential Conflicts for Ascension Community Development Corporation
The County gives notice of potential conflicts of interest regarding a public service contract using Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funds. The potential conflicts arise because Ascension Community Development Corporation, Inc. (“Ascension”), an agency which was allocated $16,415.00 of FY 2014 CDBG funds to provide a public service, seeks to be reimbursed for rent payments made to the Church of Ascension Inc. (the “Church”), a related entity. Specifically, some of the members of the board of directors of Ascension are also members of the board of directors of the Church. In addition, Ascension’s Executive Director, Ms. Phyllis Tynes-Saunders, is a board member of the Church and Ascension. Ascension seeks reimbursement for payments made to Ms. Tynes-Saunders for work done as an “independent contractor” to perform the public service project, which is an empowerment program for seniors and youth. Ms. Tynes-Saunders was an employee of Miami-Dade County until her retirement on February 22, 2013. She applied for County funding on behalf of Ascension on October 31, 2013. For many years, Ms. Tynes-Saunders served as the Director of the County’s Department of Human Services.
Notice of Potential Conflict of Interest Regarding CDBG funds and South Florida Workforce Investment Board
The County gives notice of potential conflict of interest regarding a public service contract using Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funds. The potential conflict arises because Clarence Brown, a division director at Miami-Dade County (the “County”) Public Housing and Community Development, sits as an unpaid board member on the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (“SFWIB”), a public board and bi-County instrumentality, which was awarded $175,000.00 of Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funds to run an employment training program. The County is seeking an opinion from U.S. HUD as to whether a conflict of interest exists and, in the event it does, an exemption from the conflict of interest prohibition pursuant to 24 CFR 570.611.
Request for Information (RFI) Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (MDPHCD) Helen M. Sawyer Plaza Assisted Living Facility (ALF).
Request for Information (RFI) for the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (MDPHCD) Helen Sawyer Assisted Living Facility (ALF) to seek qualified proposers interested in providing Direct Care Services. The objective of this Request for Information is to identify qualified proposers interested in entering into an (Agreement) with Miami-Dade County (County) on property (Helen M. Sawyer Plaza ALF) located at 1150 NW 11th Street Road, Miami, Florida 33136. Responses are due no later than Friday, April 30th, 12:00 Noon (local time).
Public Hearing for the Proposed PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
The public hearing for Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD)'s PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 will be held at the Economic Prosperity Committee meeting on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 P.M., or at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The public hearing will be held in the Board of County Commission Chambers located on the second floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 ST, Miami, FL 33128.
2014 Public Housing Wait List Announced
PHCD received 28,362 pre-applications for the Public Housing Program during a twelve-day registration period from September 8-19, 2014. All pre-applications successfully completed and transmitted during this period were selected randomly by computer and assigned a ranking/position list number. PHCD will be sending letters to notify the applicants of their ranking/position list number. The waitlist with only the Entity/Client ID number, Confirmation number, and ranking is provided by clicking on the link above.
2014 Moderate Rehabilitation Program Wait List Announced
PHCD received 17,916 pre-applications for the Moderate Rehabilitation Program during an eight-day registration period from July 14-21, 2014. All pre-applications successfully completed and transmitted during this period were selected randomly by computer and assigned a ranking/position list number. PHCD sent letters on 1/30/15 notifying applicants of their ranking/position list number. The waitlist with only the Entity/Client ID number, Confirmation number, and ranking is provided by clicking on the link above.
Utility Allowance Adjustments to become effective January 1, 2015
The Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) will be making an adjustment to its utility allowance effective January 1, 2015. This adjustment is due to changes in utility rates determined by the utility companies. This notice is to advise you that the new utility allowance will take effect on your next reexamination. PHCD maintains records that document the basis on which the utility allowance has been established and revised. You can request a copy of the Utility Allowance Schedule and/or inspect these documents during business hours at your site manager’s office. The deadline to submit written comments to your site manager on the proposed adjustment is November 30, 2014.
New Contractors for Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Announcement
Effective June 29, 2014, the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is replacing the current contractor Quadel Consulting Corporation with two new contractors, Nan McKay Associates and CVR Associates.
Becoming an Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Landlord
Owner orientations will be held quarterly, on the last Wednesday of the month in January, April, July and October, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. For location and to reserve your seat please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gran Via Apartments Information
Grand Via Apartments is an affordable elderly housing community currently under construction at the intersection of SW 127th Avenue and 8th Street in District 11.
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