Public Notices

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan - CDBG Public Services Awards

The City of North Miami (“City”) is an “entitlement” community that receives funding assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) through the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) programs. On June 22, 2021, the City approved its Annual Action Plan (“Plan”) for FY 2021-2022 for the use of CDBG and HOME funds; the Plan was subsequently submitted to HUD for approval. One of the uses of CDBG funding is the provision of Public Services (including labor, supplies, materials, etc.) through community-based organizations (“CBOs”) to benefit low- and moderate-income persons (at or below 80% of the area median income). 

On July 14, 2021, a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for Public Services was issued to CBOs; proposals were received, reviewed, and awards approved by City Council on September 28, 2021. The following are the CBOs and related awards for FY 2021-2022:

Name of OrganizationCDBG Award
North Miami Foundation For Senior Citizens' Services, Inc.$24,000.00
Prosperity Social & Community Development Group, Inc.$14,000.00
Experts Resource Community Center, Inc.$9,000.00
MJD Wellness And Community Center, Inc.$9,000.00
Community Health & Empowerment Network, Inc.$9,000.00
Extended Hands Inc.$9,000.00
Avenues Of Excellence, Inc.$9,000.00
Tabu Academy Inc.$7,000.00
Community Rightful Center, Inc.$0.00
Diasporapower, Inc.$0.00
Project Save And Beyond Inc.$0.00


Please direct any questions to Geraldine Toussaint at the City of North Miami, Housing & Social Services Department, 13753 NW 7 Avenue, North Miami, FL 33168 or email at: cbos@northmiamifl.gov.

If requested this document can be provided in an alternative format.


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State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP) Annual Reports-FY 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021

The City of North Miami (“City”), as required under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (“SHIP”) Program, has prepared its annual reports for activities accomplished during Fiscal Year 2020-2021. 

Members of the public are welcome to provide oral or written comments on the report. The annual reports will be available for review and comment from September 10, 2021, until September 14, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday at the following locations: 

City of North Miami, City Hall
776 N.E. 125th Street
North Miami, Florida, 33161
Housing and Social Services Satellite Office
13753 NW 7th Avenue
North Miami, Florida, 33168

Written comments may be submitted via email at housing@northmiamifl.gov or mail to: Housing & Social Services Satellite Office, 13753 NW 7th Ave, North Miami, Florida 33168. 

For additional questions, please contact Ship Administrator, Tommie Frison (305) 893-6511, Ext. 20004. 


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Affordable Housing Programs Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The Housing and Social Services Department (“HSS”) of the City of North Miami (“City”) hereby notifies the public of the availability of funding for its FY 2021-2022 Rehabilitation Housing Programs. 

The City is an entitlement recipient of Federal funds from the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) under the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”). For FY 2021-2022, the City has received an allocation of $800,118.00 and $300,531.00 through the CDBG and HOME programs respectively with a maximum of $530,311.00 available for housing rehabilitation. 

Open Registration Registration for the FY 2021-2022 Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program will begin on Friday, October 1st, 2021 and ends on Friday, October 29, 2021. Applicants will be pre-qualified and selected through a lottery process with a date to be announced by HSS Department. 

Space is limited to 14 eligible applicants for the owner-occupied rehabilitation program

Program Types

Owner-Occupied Single-Family Rehabilitation Program
Rehabilitation funding will be made available to owners of single-family residential units in need of repair who meet the program’s income criteria and occupancy requirements. Funding of up to $25,000.00 is being provided by HUD through the CDBG program and up to $40,000.00 through the HOME program as a forgivable loan. 

Paint Program
Funding of up to $5,000.00 per unit will be made available to owners occupying single-family residential units in need of exterior paint. Priority will be given to homeowners seeking to satisfy existing code violations. Funding is being provided by HUD through the CDBG program as a grant. 

Elderly Emergency Repair
Funding of up to $6,000.00 per unit will be made available to elderly owner’s single-family residential units in need of emergency repairs who meet the program income eligibility criteria, and occupancy requirements. Funding is being provided by HUD through the CDBG Program as a grant. 

First-Time Homebuyer Program
Down payment and/or closing cost funding assistance will be made available to prospective homebuyers who meet program guidelines and will be purchasing a dwelling unit within eligible areas of the City of North Miami. The maximum assistance of up to $25,000.00 per unit is being provided by HUD through the HOME program. 

Tenant Base Rental Assistance Program
One-time assistance of up to $1,500.00 per unit will be made available to applicants who meet the program guidelines. Funding is being provided by HUD through the HOME program as a grant. 

Where to Apply

Interested applicants can download an application or obtain a copy at the HSS satellite office at 13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33168 or Community Planning and Development office at 12400 NE 8 Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33161 during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact the Housing and Social Services Department at 305-895-9895 or email housing@northmiamifl.gov

Qualifications
To be eligible, your home must be owner-occupied as the “primary homesteaded residence”, have no current Federal, State and/or City liens AND must meet the income eligibility criteria as adopted & amended by HUD. 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE.


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Affordable Housing Programs - State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)

The Housing and Social Services Department (“HSS”) of the City of North Miami (“City”) hereby notifies the public of the availability of the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (“SHIP”) funding for its FY 2021-2022 allocated by the State thru the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. 

The City is an entitlement recipient of the SHIP program and has received an allocation of $273,203.00 for FY 2021-2022. A portion of this allocation as listed below is designated by the City to assist low income qualified families with home repairs for their single-family unit as well as assistance for first-time homebuyers. 

Owner-Occupied Single-Family Rehabilitation Program        $195,883.00
Rehabilitation funding will be made available to owners of single-family residential units in need of repair who meet the program’s income eligibility criteria and occupancy requirements. The maximum assistance is up to $25,000.00 per unit. 

First-Time Homebuyer Program        $50,000.00
Down payment and/or Closing Cost funding assistance will be made available to prospective homebuyers who meet program guidelines and will be purchasing a dwelling unit within eligible areas of the City of North Miami. The maximum assistance is up to $25,000.00 per purchase. 

Program Administration $27,320.00
Funding set aside to coordinate, monitor, and implement the programs and to ensure all related SHIP criteria are met. 

Space is limited to 9 eligible applicants for the two programs combines 

Open Registration
Registration for the FY 2021-2022 state funded housing programs will begin on October 1st, 2021 through October 29th, 2021. 

Only completed applications are accepted along with required documents. Applicants will be pre-qualified and selected through a lottery process with a date to be announced by the HSS department. Of the funding provided, a minimum of twenty (20) percent must be used to serve persons with special needs as defined in F.S. 420.0004(13). Priority will be given to persons with developmental disabilities, as defined in F.S. 393.063, with an emphasis on home modification, including technological enhancements and devices, which will allow homeowners to remain independent in their own homes and maintain the ownership. 

Where to Apply
Interested applicants can download an application or obtain a copy at the HSS satellite office at 13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33168 or Community Planning and Development office at 12400 NE 8th Avenue, North Miami, Florida, 33161 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please feel free to contact the HSS Department at (305) 895-9895 or email housing@northmiamifl.gov

Qualifications
To be eligible, your home must be owner-occupied as the “primary homesteaded residence”, have no current Federal, State and/or City liens AND must meet the income eligibility criteria. The SHIP Program, in accordance with the provisions of F.S. 760.20-760.37 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, age, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, or handicap in the application process for eligible housing assistance. 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADA, THIS AD AND DOCUMENTS LISTED CAN BE REQUESTED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST WITH AT LEAST THREE DAYS NOTICE.


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Public  Disclosure of Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program

The City of North Miami (“City”) is a recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) under the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”). 

The City has received an application from Mrs. Etta Miller, an income eligible applicant, relative of an employee at the City, working in the capacity of an Account Clerk for the Finance Department to participate in the North Miami Emergency Elderly Program. The Federal Government’s Code of Federal Regulations, 24 CFR Section 92.356(c) states that: 

“(b) Conflicts Prohibited. The general rule is that no person described in paragraph (c) of this section who exercise or have exercised any functions or responsibilities with respect to the CDBG activities assisted under this part, or who are in a position to participate in a decision making process or gain inside information with regard to such activities, may obtain a financial interest or benefit from a CDBG-assisted activity or have a financial interest in any contract, or agreement with respect to a CDBG-assisted activity either for themselves or those with whom they have business or immediate family ties, during their tenure or one year thereafter…”

“(c) Persons Covered. The conflict of interest provisions of paragraph (b) of this section apply to any person who is an employee, agent, consultant, officer, or elected official or appointed official of the participating jurisdiction, State recipient, or sub-recipients which are receiving HOME funds.” 

Exception
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may grant an exception to these provisions and allow Mrs. Etta Miller to receive assistance from the North Miami Emergency Elderly Program, providing the City publicly discloses the nature of the potential conflict in addition to retrieving an opinion from the City Attorney that the interest(s) for which we are seeking the exception is not in violation of State or local law. 

The potential conflict of interest in this case arises from the fact that Mrs. Etta Miller is related to an employee of the City of North Miami, and the City is a recipient of CDBG funding. 

The City Attorney’s office has reviewed all documentation for this application and issued a legal opinion regarding the potential conflict(s) of interest. In their opinion, the application of Mrs. Miller, does not violate State or local law or any City administrative policies. 

Public Comment
Residents are encouraged to review the complete opinion and provide written comments. Copies of the opinion are available for review at the Housing & Social Services satellite office located at 13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33168; North Miami City Hall located at 776 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and City’s website, during the 10-day period to commence on 09/07/2021 and end on 09/20/2021. Comments may be submitted to the Housing & Social Services Department by mail, in person, or by e-mail to housing@northmiamifl.gov

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