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Public Comments

(Posted 3/15/2018) The Homeless Trust would like to extend a 30-day Comment Period to providers and stakeholders who wish to comment on the draft Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing manual.

If you wish to comment, please download a copy of the manual and track your edits on the document. Please send your comments in writing to by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, April 16, 2018.

2018 Primary Care Request for Applications (RFA)

(Published 2/7/2018) 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, to:

  • Renew existing Housing Development and Planning Technical Assistance; Public Relations, Marketing and Media Relations; Specialized, Street Outreach (SO); Emergency Shelter (ES); Permanent
    Supportive Housing (PSH); and Homeless Prevention (HP).
  • Create new Emergency Shelter (ES); and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 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 Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Subcommittee

(Posted 2/15/2018) The CoC Subcommittee meetings will begin on 2/16/18 at 1 p.m. in conference room 18-2 on the 18th floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 ST., Miami, FL 33128. Future meetings and changes to the agenda will be advertised via mass email. To get on our mass email distribution list, please send your contact information to

The committee will:

  • perform an annual gaps and needs analysis using system performance data,
  • review the coordinated entry processes,
  • review the homeless plan,
  • review the CoC Scoring, Ranking and Reallocation process
  • discuss disaster preparedness planning

Here are the draft meeting materials, which will be updated once reviewed by the CoC Subcommittee and adopted by the CoC's Services Development Committee.

The Homeless Trust would like to extend a 30-day Comment Period to providers and stakeholders who wish to comment on the draft procedures and handouts. If you wish to track your edits on the documents email to receive a copy of the documents in Word. Please send your comments in writing to Manny Sarria at by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 16, 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

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