Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Welcome to District 5, the heart of the Miami-Dade County!

From historic neighborhoods to sweeping bay, river, and ocean views, the eclectic mix of District 5 embodies the best Miami-Dade has to offer residents and visitors alike.

This vibrant district includes the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, including the urban neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown; the working, industrial Miami River; tree-lined Coral Way neighborhoods like The Roads, Silver Bluff and Shenandoah; the South and Mid parts of Miami Beach; and Little Havana and West Flagler, the colorful center of Hispanic culture.

We invite you to join our team in creating the story of Miami’s present and future together. Learn more about how District 5 is serving you by searching legislation, latest news and events, and all county services.

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The District 5 Retail Relief Program is now accepting applications.

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Learn more about the food distribution events happening in District 5, every week through Nov. 21.

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All legislative items sponsored by the Commissioner can be found by following the links presented in this index which shows number and title. Click on the File Number to see the full title, text and legislative history, along with other details, for each item.

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News & Events

Commissioner Eileen Higgins' legislation to create the Driver's License Suspension Task Force approved by Board of County Commissioners

The Driver's License Suspension Task Force will engage in a comprehensive review of driver’s license suspensions in Miami-Dade and identify policies and practices to reduce them.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins' legislation to study the use of public land for affordable housing approved by the Board of County Commissioners

Today (Aug. 31), the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved legislation sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, directing the Mayor’s administration to study the available options for the County to collaborate with other government, institutional, and private entities in order to aggregate land and create more affordable housing units for Miami-Dade residents, and to identify parcels that could be used to pilot the program.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins' legislation to provide $3 million in direct support to hotel workers approved by Board of County Commissioners

At the August 4, 2020, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners special COVID-19 meeting, the Board approved legislation sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, to create the Hotel Worker Relief Grant Program to provide financial relief and professional support to employees who have been furloughed or lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RISE Miami-Dade Fund begins accepting applications

Small businesses in Miami-Dade County can now apply for loans from the RISE Miami-Dade Fund (Re-Investing in our Small Business Economy) at www.risemiamidade.com to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mom and Pop Small Business Grants

Mom and Pop application information coming soon. 

Installation ceremony for Commissioner Higgins

The installation ceremony for newly elected County Commissioner Eileen Higgins of District 5 was held on Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor.
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