U.S. HUD awards Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust largest grant in the state - $30.6 million in federal funding
Funding grants provide rental assistance increases and add 42 units of permanent supportive housing
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust will receive $30,682,032 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD) for Fiscal-Year 2017-2018. This increase of nearly $800,000 over last year’s funding renews 100% of all current projects, adds 42 new units of much needed permanent supportive housing and includes rental assistance increases for participating landlords and property owners.
“The impact of this funding will be felt by all of Miami-Dade County specifically the 8,000-plus homeless and formerly homeless in our care,” said Ronald L. Book, Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. “We are elated with the news because it means providers in our Continuum can continue their work unimpeded and benefit from the consistency of year-over-year program operations. These resources will go a long way toward helping us work with elected officials and community leadership to achieve our goal of ending homelessness in Miami-Dade County.”
Today’s award is part of U.S. HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) that is required by communities across the U.S. to compete for dollars to support local projects that meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Miami-Dade County leads Florida with the largest grant award.
New projects that received funding include:
Royalton, a former historic downtown Miami hotel which is located at 131 SE 1st Street, was previously renovated and restored into an affordable housing community. The funding extends supportive services to the existing 77 program participants, plus expands support services and housing for another 15 households using a Housing First Model.
Good Shepherd Permanent Supportive Housing
This Camillus House project will serve 27 homeless, disabled individuals without children in scattered-site housing.
U.S. HUD funding represents approximately 52% of the Trust’s $61million budget.
About The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust: Founded in 1993, The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is a county agency headed by a board of 27 volunteers which serves in an advisory capacity to the Miami-Dade County Commission charged with the responsibility of implementing the Miami-Dade County Community Homeless Plan. These volunteers represent the business, religious, educational, provider and political communities, along with formerly homeless individuals. For more information regarding The Homeless Trust visit www.homelesstrust.org.