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FY 2015 RFA Funding Recommendations are published now

Funding Recommendations for the Miami-Dade County FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) PDF are published for the following funding programs: CDBG, HOME, and ESG. The Public Hearing Notice PDF and Proposed funding recommendations document will be available for review at the following locations:
• Miami-Dade Department of Public Housing and Community Development, 701 NW 1st Court, 14th Floor, Miami FL 33136
• Miami-Dade Homeless Trust, 111 NW 1st Street, 27th Floor, Miami FL 33128
• Miami-Dade Main Library, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130
• South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th Street, Miami FL 33189
• North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd Street, Miami FL 33056
For questions, please e-mail Public Housing and Community Development at phcdresidentservices@miamidade.gov or call 786-469-2130.

Open House

Thinking about buying a home? Here’s a great opportunity for homebuyers searching for an affordable home in Homestead and Miami Gardens. Check out PHCD’s Open House events for homes in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

 

FY 2015 Surtax Request for Applications (RFA) is available now

Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) is announcing the availability of the FY 2015 Documentary Stamp Surtax Request for Applications (RFA) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership FundingPDF (1 MB). Questions about this application can be directed to Mr. Michael Liu no later than June 1, 2015 at phcdresidentsservices@miamidade.gov or 786-469-2100.

Application submission deadline is June 29, 2015. Applications submitted after the NOON deadline will not be accepted.

FY 2015 SURTAX RFA Questions and Answers PDF (as of June 4, 2015)

FY 2015 SURTAX RFA Questions and AnswersPDF (as of June 24, 2015)

Applications may be picked up from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development located at 701 NW 1st Court, 14th floor, Miami, Florida 33136.

Preliminary scores for the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA)

Preliminary scores for the Miami-Dade County FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) are published for the following funding programs: CDBG, HOME, and ESG. Applicants are entitled to appeal or dispute their scores and application ranking on May 13-14 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at: 701 NW 1ST CT - 14th Floor | Miami FL 33136.
For questions, please e-mail Public Housing and Community Development at phcdresidentservices@miamidade.gov or call 786-469-2130.

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.”

Notice of Potential Conflict of Interest regarding CDBG funds and South Florida Workforce Investment Board (Commissioner Barbara Jordan)

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 Barbara Jordan, a commissioner of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, 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.

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. 

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: landlord@mdvoucher.com.

Gran Via Apartments Information

Gran Via Apartments -located at 12700 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33184, (in District 11)- held its official grand opening on October 16, 2014. “We are honored and excited to expand the availability of affordable housing for the elderly residents of Miami-Dade County,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “We are grateful to the many partners in this community who care for the elderly, and who are willing to work side by side with the County to provide a safe and affordable home for our elderly residents.”

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