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The Homeless Trust, in partnership with its network of partners and providers, has developed policies and procedures that guide the operations of the Continuum of Care (CoC) and set minimum standards for housing and service delivery for persons experiencing homelessness.

The Trust also collaborates closely with a number of organizations which offer primary care, behavioral health, career and other services for persons experiencing homelessness, including:

(Published 1/10/2020) 
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust  is requesting applications to renew existing United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD) Continuum of Care funds OR apply for new federal funding to provide housing, support services, and other eligible activities benefiting the homeless. Collaborative Applications will be submitted to USHUD in response to its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). As part of this solicitation the Homeless Trust is also including an opportunity through the Food and beverage Tax for a Support Services Only pilot providing homeless diversion. 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 after the Pre-Application Workshop at: Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust 111 N.W. 1st Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310, Miami, Florida  33128

A Pre-Application Workshop will be held on January 14, 2020, 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 strongly recommended. We invite currently funded and new 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). THIS RFA IS SUBJECT TO THE CONE OF SILENCE, COUNTY ORDINANCE 98-106. In order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, the County can only answer questions at the Pre-Application Workshop and must avoid private communications with prospective applicants during the application preparation and evaluation process.  Please contact the Homeless Trust if the Request for Application documents are required in an alternative format or language. The deadline for submission of applications is March 4, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. 


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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Request for Applications (RFA) Introduction

The Homeless Trust is inviting interested stakeholders to submit an application, as part of our collaborative application to the Department of Children and Families (DCF), for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. Just over $4 million dollars is available to Miami-Dade County. We will be seeking applications for two activities 1) Specialized Street Outreach, which may be coupled with Emergency Shelter to strategically engage unsheltered persons with Alcohol or Substance Abuse or Dependence; and 2) Rapid Re-Housing Rental Assistance for persons currently experiencing homelessness referred by the Homeless Trust’s Housing Coordinator, following the Continuum of Care Orders of Priority for Referral to Permanent Housing standards. These funds are subject to expire on June 30, 2022. A pre-application workshop for this solicitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 via zoom:

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Attendance to the Pre-Application Workshops is strongly recommended.

Responses to this RFA are due via email no later than 2:00 pm eastern standard time on Monday, March 1, 2021.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE 2:00 P.M. DEADLINE. Submissions must be sent via email to

Continuum of Care (CoC) Policies and Procedures

The Homeless Trust, in partnership with its network of partners and providers, has developed standards of care, policies and procedures that guide the operations of the CoC’s housing and service delivery for persons at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Below are links to our standards, policies and forms, which can help prospective providers familiarize themselves with our CoC.

The CoC is a Housing First oriented continuum and aims to offer individuals and families experiencing homelessness access to housing regarding the complexity or severity of their needs and without preconditions or service participation requirements. Determine if your proposed project is Housing First oriented by reviewing both this checklist and this locally adopted Housing First Framework.

General Forms

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Forms

Rapid Rehousing Forms