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Public Comment

(Published 5/9/2019) The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is asking for public comment on three new items set to go before to Joint Housing and Services Development Committee on June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Included here are the draft Cold Weather procedures, Rental Assistance Manual for TBRA projects, and MOU between the Homeless Trust and the State Attorneys Office. Please issue any questions or written comments to

Continuum of Care Subcommittee

(Published 1/4/2019) Each year in January, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust undertakes a U.S. HUD-required Needs Assessment and Gaps Analysis to determine how we can better serve homeless and at-risk households in Miami-Dade County. Feedback from local stakeholders is key to improving our system. This year our CoC Subcommittee will meet on January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th between 2-5 p.m. at Chapman North (1550 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL). Included here is our agenda, a link to our online gaps and needs survey and supplemental meeting materials. 

The gaps and needs survey includes some areas the Homeless Trust and U.S. HUD are seeking to better address. Your input and ideas are crucial as we seek to employ best practices and innovate. Keep in mind, respondents do not have to answer every question and may only provide feedback on areas of interest. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact

2018 HUD NOFA Request for Applications (RFA)

(Date posted 9/13/2018)

Public Posting CoC-Approved Consolidated Application

(Published 7/9/2018)

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, as part of our collaborative application to U.S. HUD, to:

  • Renew existing CoC funded programs 
  • Create new Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)
  • Joint Transitional Housing with Rapid Re-Housing (TH:RRH)

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 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 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018.


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
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • Lotus House
  • Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department
  • Miami Rescue Mission
  • New Hope CORPS
  • New Horizons Community Mental Health Center
  • Salvation Army
  • The Advocate Program, Inc.
  • 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.

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 at

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