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Request For Applications

(Published 7/17/2017) The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA). The Homeless Trust is requesting proposals from one or more qualified applicants, to:

  • Renew existing Support Services Only-Street Outreach (SSO-SO), Transitional Housing (TH), Safe Haven (SH), Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).
  • Create new Permanent Housing.
  • To serve in the role of Lead Coordinator as outlined in the 2017 Landlord Recruitment & Retention Program and Marketing Campaign Report and Recommended Plan of Action.

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in conference room 18-3 on the 18th floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL.

Application packages will be available for pickup at 9:30 a.m. on July 17, 2017.

Public Comment

(Published 7/7/17) The Miami-Dade Continuum of Care Scoring, Ranking and Reallocation Process was reviewed at the CoC Subcommittee workshop on July 6, 2017 and is being posted on our website for further public comment.

(Published 5/1/17) These Policies and Standards will be reviewed as part of the Services Development Committee workgroup scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 11 & 18, 2017 at Chapman Partnership North (1550 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL). 

(Published 5/1/17) Additional committee meetings have been scheduled to allow the public to review the proposed procedures, please review the Services Development Committee Workshop Agenda for specific dates and times.

Resource Guide

The Homeless Trust is proud to provide our community with a Resource Guide to available services for those who are homeless or about to be.

Remember, the best way to start the process of accessing services is to get registered through our
Homeless Helpline at 877-994-4357.


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The Homeless Trust provides funding support to more than 90 projects and programs throughout Miami-Dade. Here are some of those organizations that have agreed to follow our Standards of Care. 

  • Better Way of Miami
  • Camillus House
  • Carrfour Supportive Housing
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chapman Partnership
  • CHI
  • Citrus Health Network
  • City of Miami
  • City of Miami Beach
  • Douglas Gardens Community Mental Health Center
  • Fellowship House
  • Jewish Community Services
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • Lotus House
  • Lutheran Services Florida
  • Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department
  • Miami Rescue Mission
  • New Hope CORPS
  • New Horizons Community Mental Health Center
  • Salvation Army
  • Volunteers of America


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Provider Standards of Care

The Trust has developed and implemented Standards of Care that are designed to set minimum standards of housing and service delivery for homeless persons. This ensures the health, safety and well-being of homeless persons, provides ease of entry into the system, and also provides for higher coordination among the service provider community. All provider agencies under contract with the Trust must comply with these Standards of Care.

  • Emergency Care
  • Transitional Care
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Housing First

Providers not funded by the Trust are asked to also consider and adopt these Standards of Care.


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Coordinated Outreach

The Homeless Trust subscribes to a Coordinated Outreach, Assessment and Placement process. Homeless outreach is provided on the street daily, typically by two-member teams, in a non-aggressive fashion, and as a result of service requests from homeless persons, social service agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and other institutions.

Mobile outreach teams stationed throughout Miami-Dade County respond to service requests and regularly visit areas known to be frequented by homeless persons and/or identified through a semi-annual homeless count.

Individuals and families are placed based on verification of homelessness, level of vulnerability, and availability of beds and / or housing.


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Selection Process

Not-for-profit housing and services providers are selected through a competitive funding process, whether it is state, federal or local funding. All agencies must submit an application/proposal based on the criteria/categories that are outlined in the Request for Applications or Request for Proposals.  

A selection committee of professionals is appointed by the County Mayor to review and score the applications received. The selection committee determines, based on the scoring criteria, which proposers will be recommended for funding. 


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Provider Applications

Providers interested in learning more about Trust meetings, news & events, including funding opportunities, should contact Board Support Specialist Margarita Olano

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