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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 8/30/2021) 
Miami-Dade County, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust (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 persons experiencing homelessness. A Collaborative Application will be submitted to USHUD in response to its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition. Funding being sought as part of this solicitation is contingent on the Homeless Trust being awarded funds. The Request for Applications package is available online und the HUD Program Competition tab. 

A Virtual Pre-Application Workshop will be held on September 9, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To join the Zoom Meeting, enter on your web browser or dial 1(786) 635-1003, meeting ID 823 4842 6112 and passcode 160061. 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 October 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Please refer to the RFA posted at for instructions on how to compile and submit responses to this solicitation.

  1. 2021 HUD NOFO RFA
  2. Attachment 1 Scoring Criteria
  3. Attachment 2 RFA Checklist
  4. Attachment 3 Consolidated Program Application
  5. Attachment 4 New Project Application
  6. Attachment 5 Detailed Budget (New Project)
  7. Attachment 6 Renewal Project Application
  8. Attachment 7 Certificate of Consistency
  9. Attachment 8 Financial Information Worksheet
  10. Attachment 9 Miami-Dade County Affidavits
  11. Attachment 10 Previous Contractual Relationship
  12. Attachment 11 W9
  13. Attachment 12 Certification Page
  14. Attachment 13 Match Chart
  15. Attachment 14 HUD Affidavits
  16. Attachment 15 2021 Grant Inventory Worksheet
  17. Attachment 17 Drug Free Work Place
  18. Attachment 18 Renewal Project Rating Tool
  19. Attachment 19 Code of Conduct
  20. Attachment 20 New Project Scoring Criteria
  21. Attachment 21 Scoring Guidelines for selection Committee Members


Selection Committee Recommendations
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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Meeting ID: 913 1054 7494
Passcode: 632990

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