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The Homeless Trust

Request for Applications for State Challenge Grant

Miami-Dade County Government, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, is requesting applications from qualified public or private non-profit service for housing and services grants as part of an application to be submitted to the State of Florida, Office of Homelessness for Match funding through the Challenge Grant for U.S. HUD funded Continuum of Care Programs.

Interested parties may pick-up a copy of the Request for Applications (RFA) beginning September 3, 2014 at the following address:

Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street Suite 27-310
Miami, Florida  33128-1902
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All applications are due September 11, 2014 by 2:00 p.m. at the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners on the 17th Floor, Room 17-202 of the Stephen P. Clark Center, Miami, Florida. Selection Committee recommendations will be presented before the Homeless Trust Board on September 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Winners announced in Homeless Awareness and Sensitivity Contest

Five public school students took home prizes for submitting artwork or essays. The contest aims to combat bullying, teach the best way to help the homeless and emphasize that homelessness has no age or borders.

Homeless Trust Board approves final 2013/2014 priorities for NOFA

On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Board approved the FINAL priority rankings for projects that responded to the local Request for Applications for inclusion in the continuum of care’s response to USHUD’s 2013/2014 NOFA for Homeless Continuum of Care programs.

Please refer to the attached memorandum, and in particular to Exhibit 2 of the memorandum, for the specific priority order for projects to be submitted in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 of this year’s application. The memorandum explains the process utilized and the methodology for recommendation of this priority listing.

Miami-Dade County Homeless Plan Re-Alignment: Priority Home

On December 6, 2013, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Board, acting in its capacity as the Continuum of Care Board for the Miami-Dade County Continuum of Care, completed a review of the implementation of the Miami-Dade County Community Homeless Plan.

The Board reviewed the core strategies and initiatives of the Plan as approved in 1994, as well as the additional essential elements included in 2004, and developed new initiatives and strategies designed to further align the key categories of the Plan to the current identified policies and priorities identified by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

These additional initiatives and strategies build around the core Plan, which includes housing (Emergency, Transitional, Permanent and Rapid Re-Housing), outreach and supportive services. A copy of the alignments to the Plan, called PRIORITY HOME, reflecting these additional initiative and strategies, as well as updates on the implementation of the core Plan strategies and initiatives, is available for comment.

Please submit any comments to by no later than Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Press Release: Fact Check from Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Regarding Misstatements About a $13M Surplus

Recent news reports have included incorrect information provided by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) regarding the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust’s finances.  Their statements suggest that non-existent funds should be used to help fund a “homeless plan” that this business group has developed. The facts are as follows:

There is no $13 million "surplus."

For additional details, please read the full press release.

The Trust and The Miami Homeless Coalition completed its First "Youth Count" of Homeless Students

For the first time ever, volunteers combed the streets of Miami-Dade County August 29, to conduct a count of homeless youth in our community. Called "iCount," volunteers sought to identify unaccompanied and unstably housed youth ages 12-24 in Miami-Dade County. Radio Public Service Announcements were produced and distributed to radio stations around Miami to promote the effort. Details regarding the results of iCount are forthcoming.

Romero-Britto designed meters throughout Miami-Dade County

Did you know that Miami-Dade County residents give millions of dollars to panhandlers each year? The fact is that not all who panhandle are homeless. Even if they are homeless, giving them money is not an effective means to help them. That's why we are deploying our Romero-Britto designed meters throughout Miami-Dade County.

They are a safe, reliable and fully accountable means for you to help people who are homeless because 100% of the money collected in these meters is used directly to fund additional shelter beds, and expand the number of indoor meal programs for people experiencing homelessness. When you see one of our homeless donation meters, please consider giving your change to change a life.

Please mail the completed sponsorship form to the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust at:


Romero Britto designed Miami-Dade County parking meters


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