Special Services Facts & Figures

Did you know?

 
  • More than ½ of Miami-Dade County’s Property Owners will get a smaller tax bill this year.
  • The County will collect $50 million less in property taxes than it did last year, and $248 million less than the year before that.
  • When adjusted for inflation, Miami-Dade County government service costs less than it has in at least 20 years.
  • As a result of temporary and permanent employee concessions, the County saved $225 million in salaries.
  • We’re investing in our community and creating jobs:
    • More than 2,400 people have been employed in building our new ballpark - nearly two-thirds are Miami-Dade residents, exceeding every goal for local hiring. 
    • The Deep Dredge (& Tunnel) project will allow us to double our cargo capacity over the next decade creating 33,000 jobs.

What kind of value do you get from Miami-Dade County?

 
  • This year, Miami-Dade County will provide more than 25,000 people, many of whom are seniors, Special Transportation Services (STS), which provide door-to-door transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use traditional public transit services.
     
  • This year, Miami-Dade County will serve more than 241,000 free meals to 1,005 seniors through 24 senior centers throughout the County.
     
  • About 46,000 low-income seniors who own homes in Miami-Dade received $100 checks from the County this season to help with their bills.
     
  • Our Homeless Trust has helped reduce the number of people living on the street by two-thirds since 2005.
     
  • Over the last two years, our Small Business Development Department has helped underpaid workers collect $866,802.
     
  • The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Elderly/Disabled Abuse and Exploitation Unit investigated 72 cases last year, resulting in 16 arrests. 

  • Miami-Dade provides Head Start classroom spaces for more than 6,700 kids each day.

  • Nearly 10,000 needy Miami-Dade residents living with HIV or AIDS received help last year through Miami-Dade and the federal Ryan White program. 

  • This year, Miami-Dade County will provide 437 seniors with personal care and homemaking services to allow them to remain in their homes and avoid premature or unnecessary institutional care.

  • Miami-Dade’s drinking water made Forbes.com’s top 10 list for clean drinking water nationwide. It ranked fourth out of 77 metropolitan statistical areas.

  • This year, Miami-Dade County distributed more than 220 free cell phones to seniors enabling them to dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

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