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Economic Advocacy Trust

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust's mission is to ensure the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.

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Business Development

Business owners can get help with tools to foster economic growth in Targeted Urban Areas.

Get help for your business
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Homeownership Assistance Program

You can get help with the down payment and closing costs to purchase your first home.

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Miami-Dade County Teen Court

Teen Court allows juveniles who have committed a first-time misdemeanor to permit other minors to decide their sentencing.

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Committees

Economic Development

The Economic Development Action Committee focuses on heightening the awareness of critical issues that impact the economic vitality of the Black community.

Housing Advocacy

The purpose of the Housing Advocacy Committee is to discuss issues that impact affordable housing availability in Miami-Dade and come up with solutions.

Youth Action

The Youth Action Committee takes a holistic approach in providing needed resources and information to underserved communities.

Meetings and Events

Calendar of meetings and events.

News & Social Media

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MDEAT seeks new board committee members

Board members participate in broad policy development that guides the agency, its governance, and the work to help in the fulfillment of the agency’s mission.

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MDEAT seeks new action committee members

Committee members will address economic, homeownership and youth action committees in Miami-Dade County.

MDEAT postpones HAP RFQ process due to COVID-19

Miami-Dade County is committed to ensuring the safety of its community in response to COVID-19, and thus has cancelled all public meetings until further notice.

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Teen Court seeks adult and youth volunteers

Teen Court volunteers can help make a difference in the lives of young people and serve in several courtroom positions.

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About Us

The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust is committed to ensuring the equitable participation of Blacks in Miami-Dade County's economic growth through advocacy and monitoring of economic conditions and economic development initiatives in Miami-Dade County.

Prosperous neighborhoods are made of citizens that have equal access to the necessities that can assist them with changing their current condition and begin creating a better quality of life.

All citizens should have equal access to:

  • Economic development funds
  • Adequate education
  • Fairness in the criminal justice system
  • Availability of funds for business ventures and/or employment opportunities
  • Affordable health care
  • Decent housing, and
  • The sensitivity of the public and private sectors to bring about the systemic change necessary to quell the illusion of inclusion

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust is providing part of the solution to mobilizing Miami-Dade's black community!