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Mission Statement


The Department of Community & Economic Development assists in creating a viable urban community for the most needy persons in our City while reducing poverty, embracing diversity, assisting with economic development, and improving the overall quality of life

 

Vision Statement

 

The Department of Community & Economic Development utilizes the grant funds it receives from federal and state government sources to carry out various community development activities that aide in providing decent housing, suitable living environments, improved community facilities and services, and the expansion of economic opportunities for the disadvantaged so as to assist those least likely to benefit from the economic growth projected for the City. __________________________________________________________

Objectives

The primary objective of the Department of Community & Economic Development is to enhance the quality of life of residents within our community. The Department of Community & Economic Development is proud to serve the citizens of Miami as we continually strive for excellence to improve the quality of life for those City residents most in need. __________________________________________________________ 

Community Development Funding

 

Local Private For-Profit and Non-Profit organizations located within the City of Miami boundaries can apply to the Cityís Department of Community & Economic Development for funding to serve residents in the areas of Social Services, Housing and Economic Development. The goal is to revitalize the City of Miamiís communities and integrate economic, physical, environmental, and community and human development needs in the process.

The City of Miami receives majority of its grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its CDBG, HOME and HOPWA Programs to benefit very low, low and moderate-income persons. Some grant funds are also received from some local and state agencies. A significant portion of the funding is granted to the department for the purpose of disbursement to local organizations approved through a formal process. Ultimately, the funds are given to meet the following objectives:

 

  To enhance quality housing opportunities by increasing the availability of permanent affordable housing for low-income residents, retaining the affordable housing stock and increasing supportive housing to enable persons with special needs to live in dignity.

 

To create quality of life enhancements that increase access to quality facilities and services, improve the safety and livability of neighborhoods, restore and preserve natural and physical features of special value for historic or architectural reasons and conserve energy resources.

 

  To stimulate economic revitalization that will create jobs for low-income persons; provide access to credit for community development that promotes long-term economic and social viability; and empower economically disadvantaged persons to achieve self-sufficiency.  
   

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444 SW 2 Ave, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33130

Phone:(305) 416-2080
Fax:(305) 416-2090

305-468-5402 TTY/TTD

Hours M~F  8 AM to 5 PM

Email address:
communitydevelopment@miamigov.com


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