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For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2020
Media Contact:
Lisa Mozloom
lisa.mozloom@themnetwork.com
305-571-1455

Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Works To Protect Homeless Households and Prevent Spread of Covid-19 - Update


(March 27, 2020) -- The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, in coordination with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (U.S. HUD) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is collaborating with homeless housing and service providers to protect sheltered and unsheltered homeless households and staff in the face of the COVID-19 threat.

Persons experiencing homelessness are among the community’s most vulnerable and may be at risk of infection.  Among the action steps:                                                                                                                                                    

“The Homeless Trust is proactive in engaging our housing and support service providers to offer guidance, assess needs, and facilitate vital connections to local, state and federal resources,” said Trust Chairman Ronald L. Book.  “Our preparations have to consider the fact that much of our population does not have a ‘home’ with which to self-quarantine, therefore, we have broader issues to consider.  We will continue to work to ensure homeless households have access to shelter, care and food while doing all we can to mitigate the virus’ spread.”

For more information on the print resources made available to the Trust’s homeless population, visit https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/print-resources.page.