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2019 HUD NOFA Request for Applications (RFA)

(Date posted 5/28/2019)

Miami-Dade County, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust (Homeless Trust), is requesting applications to renew existing Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care funds OR apply for new federal funding to provide housing, support services, and other eligible activities benefiting the homeless. This year's solicitation includes $1.2 million in Food and Beverage funding to support new housing programs. Our Collaborative Application will be submitted to HUD in response to its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The federally funded projects being sought as part of this solicitation are contingent on the Homeless Trust being awarded funds through a Collaborative Application. Copies of the Request for Applications package are available for pick up beginning at 9:30 a.m. June 18, 2019 at:

Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
111 N.W. 1st Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310
Miami, Florida  33128
(305) 375-1490

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held on June 18, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128 in conference room 18-2 on the 18th floor. Attendance at the Pre-Application Workshop is not required but is strongly recommended. We invite currently funded and new public and private homeless non-profit providers, and government agencies, to review this RFA and apply to renew existing projects or submit an application for a new project(s). A brief Technical Assistance session will be provided for new provider agencies at the conclusion of the Pre-Application Workshop. THIS RFA IS SUBJECT TO THE CONE OF SILENCE, COUNTY ORDINANCE 98-106.  Please issue any questions in writing to

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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


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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