About Public Housing and Community Development
We administer federal subsidies that support almost 10,000 units of public and other assisted housing. We also work with builders, developers, lenders and private housing providers to expand affordable housing opportunities in Miami-Dade County. We support self-sufficiency and offer resources for current and aspiring homeowners.
As the sixth largest housing agency in the nation and undoubtedly one of the most complex and comprehensive public housing agencies, we are responsible for housing more than 30,000 residents, provides for Section 8 subsidized payments for 16,000 families and administers an array of specialized housing opportunities for special populations and the homeless.
We also administer federal funding programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Grant, the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and the Neighborhood Stabilization Grant programs, designed to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income households. We are primarily responsible for developing affordable housing, to include the oversight of the Documentary Stamp Surtax (Surtax) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) funds for affordable housing development.
As part of the Economic Development strategic area, the primary goal of the department is to extend and strengthen partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Our programs are administered primarily through sub-grantee community-based organizations (CBOs) and various County departments.
As manager of one of the largest housing authorities in the nation, Gregg Fortner works closely with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, and other County departments and affordable housing entities to provide high quality, affordable housing opportunities to low-and moderate income working families, individuals and elderly in our community.
We, the employees of Miami-Dade Public Housing, through our collective efforts to positively enhance and better serve this community with integrity, care, high ethical standards, and competence, are committed to provide to low- and moderate-income residents of Miami-Dade County:
- Quality affordable housing opportunities
- Neighborhood revitalization and stabilization activities
- Economic independence opportunities
- Partnerships with private and public entities to optimize resources through innovative programs
- Efficient and effective management of resources generated
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