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Emergency Solutions Grant Program Public Hearing

The Housing and Social Services Committee (HSSC) will hold a public hearing on the award of up to $4,092,047 of supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant funds on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., or the next regularly scheduled HSSC meeting if not approved, due to lack of quorum or deferral. The meeting will be held inside Board of County Commission Chambers located on the second level of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida 33128.

A copy of the funding award recommendations is available for review online. Members of the public may also review the funding award recommendations at the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust office, located at 111 NW 1st St, 27th Floor, Miami, FL 33128, or by emailing or calling Victoria Mallette at (305)375-1491,

The Homeless Trust does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, pregnancy or familial status in the access to, admissions to, or employment in housing programs or activities. If you need a sign language interpreter or materials in accessible format for this event, call (305) 375-1491 at least five days in advance. TDD/TTY users may contact the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771.

Public Comments

(Posted 10/24/2017) A joint Services Development, Housing and Youth Working Group Committee was held on October 23, 2017 at 1 :00 p.m. to review the:

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 Monday, November 27, 2017.

2017 Notice of Funding Availability Request for Applications (NOFA RFA)

(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.


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.

  • 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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