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Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

(Published 10/12/2017) Miami-Dade County, through the Homeless Trust, is seeking eligible Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) vendors to apply in response to this Request for Applications (RFA) doc.

A pre-application teleconference will be available to all interested respondents at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017. RFA Forms will be discussed.

To join the teleconference:

For audio, dial: 1-888-408-9943, participant access number: 5968882# 

This will be a Webex online presentation. If prompted, use meeting number: 858 920 302 and password: bVyrmRpz.

We invite HMIS vendors to read the solicitation carefully, in its entirety, and strongly recommend participation in the Pre-Application Workshop.

Responses to this RFA are due to both email addresses shown below no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. No exceptions will be made to this deadline.

Submissions must be made to: and

The responsibility for submitting a response to this proposal via email on or before the stated time and date will be solely and strictly the responsibility of the respondent. The County in no way will be responsible for delays caused by email delivery issues or any other occurrence. Proposals may not be delivered via fax, hand delivered or mailed through the postal service unless expressed written consent is provided by the designated contact person (Manny Sarria at

This proposal is subject to the Cone of Silence (Ordinance 98-106).

Please contact the Homeless Trust if the Request for Application document is required in an alternative format or language. Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the applicant in responding to the Request for Applications, and we reserve the right to modify or amend the application deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary or in the interest of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County also reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications, to waive technicalities or irregularities, and to accept applications that are in the best interest of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County provides equal access and opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race or disability.


Request For Applications

(Published 7/26/2017) 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 provide Homeless Prevention or Rapid Re-Housing, Rental Assistance.

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 in conference room 18-2 on the 18th floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL.

A second Pre-Application Workshop for interested respondents will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in conference room 18-2 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 26, 2017.

(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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