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Homeless Trust and City of Miami agree to fund 150 new beds

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust board today approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City, the County and the Trust that will provide an additional 150 beds with wrap-around services for Miami's street homeless. [Continue reading...]

Homeless Trust launches "Strike Force: Urban Core" pilot program

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is launching a new pilot program called "Strike Force: Urban Core" aimed at helping downtown Miami's hardcore homeless population. The program, created by the Homeless Trust and involving city and county partners and business associations, is a 90-day effort to house all the homeless identified inside a 42-block radius of downtown Miami. [Continue reading...]

Request for applications for Homeless Challenge Grant Program

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is requesting applications from one or more qualified public or private non-profit service providers or government entity interested in serving as sub-recipients under the Florida Department of Children and Families Office on Homelessness (DCF) Challenge Grant Programs. Please take a moment to review the RFA and all related information below.

2015 Challenge Grant RFA Adobe Reader

Attachments and Addenda:

 

Request for Specialized Outreach and Indirect Cost Allocation Plan (ICAP) applications

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is requesting proposals from one or more qualified government agents or public or private non-profic service providers to provide (1) specialized, behavioral health outreach through the Specialized Outreach project; (2) Indirect Cost Allocation Plan (ICAP). Please take a moment to review the RFA and all related information below.

Specialized Outreach and Indirect Cost Allocation Plan (ICAP) RFA Adobe Reader 

Attachments and Addenda:

 

Help end veteran homelessness

The Miami VA and the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, together with our partners, are calling on active and retired veterans to join our  outreach teams to identify and engage the few remaining street homeless veterans in Miami-Dade County.

The Continuum of Care is seeking individuals who possess the following unique qualities needed to help some of the most vulnerable veterans in our community, with the goal of getting them off the streets and housed.

  • Understanding of personal limitations
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to listen
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Support

Active and retired service members are sought to partner with experienced outreach workers from July - August, 2-3 times per week, devoting an hour for each veteran outreach mission.

Interested veterans are urged to contact Victoria Mallette, Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, at vmallette@miamidade.gov or 305-375-1491.

Be among the first responders to help veterans in crisis. Ensure no veteran is left behind.

Selection Committee Recommendations - 2014 USHUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Request for Applications (RFA)

For more information on these recommendations, please review the following items:

Homeless Trust and Miami-Dade County Public Schools release new brochure that provides age-appropriate ways students can help homeless individuals

Check out the new Project Homeless Awareness Adobe Readerbrochure!

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, was available for comment.

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:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOMELESS TRUST
111 NW 1ST STREET, 27TH FLOOR, SUITE 310
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33128

Romero Britto designed Miami-Dade County parking meters

 

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