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For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2016
Media Contact:
Lisa Mozloom
lisa.mozloom@themnetwork.com
305-528-5341

Multifamily properties join Miami-Dade's efforts to end homelessness

Property owners adopting a homeless preference add 45+ permanent housing units to the Continuum of Care


Miami - The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Miami Field Office, with support from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, recognized five HUD-assisted property owners for adopting a homeless preference. The property owners have established a set-aside preference for homeless within their Tenant Selection Plans, and will house homeless individuals and families referred by the Homeless Trust as units become available. Collectively, these organizations have added a minimum of 45 units to the Continuum of Care’s permanent housing inventory.

Recipients recognized at the April 22nd Homeless Trust Board meeting include: Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development, Miami Beach Community Development Corporation, Inc., POAH Communities, Urban League of Greater Miami and Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc.

“Homelessness is first and foremost a housing issue, and these property owners have stepped up, realizing they have the “keys” – literally – to end homelessness in Miami-Dade”, said Ronald L. Book, Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

“For those exiting homelessness, the preference provides much needed access to long-term housing affordability,” said Jose Cintron, Director of U.S. HUD’s Miami Field Office.

HUD-assisted Multifamily Property Owners interested in adopting a Homeless Preference, should contact Victoria Mallette, Executive Director, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust at 305-375-1490 or vmallette@miamidade.gov