The City's Homless Outreach Teams provide outreach and engagement services to the homeless, shelter placement, referral services, identification document replacement services, employment assistance and family reunification.
If you are homeless, or know someone who is, contact the Homeless Outreach Team at 305-604-4663, or by calling the Homeless Helpline at 1-877-99-4HELP.
For information on what you can do to help, check out our Homeless Help-at-a-Glance.
Homelessness Prevention Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
Substantial Amendment to the 2008 Action Plan
The City of Miami Beach was awarded $715,418 as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The purpose of the HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to individuals and households who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless as defined by Section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302). The HPRP aims to assist households and persons at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). In order to receive funds, The City of Miami Beach is required to submit a Substantial Amendment to its 2008 Action Plan.
The Substantial Amendment to the 2008 Action Plan for the HPRP is available for public comment. The public comment period commences on Monday, February 13, 2012 for a 30-day comment period. Written comments on the Plan must be received by March 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Please direct written comments on the attached HPRP Comment Form to Katherine Martinez, City of Miami Beach, Office of Real Estate, Housing & Community Development, 555 17th Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33139.
A public hearing will also take place on February 21, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Office of Real Estate, Housing and Community Development, 555 17th Street, for all persons interested in providing verbal comments in relation to the City of Miami Beach’s proposed use of HPRP funds.
HUD - 40119 (Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan 2008 Action Plan for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
HPRP Comment Form - Please send the form to:
or send it to:
City of Miami Beach
Office of Real Estate Housing and Community Development
555 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139