Community Planning and Development - Housing

12400 NE 8 Avenue
North Miami, FL 33161
305.895.9825
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Marie Frantz Jean-Pharuns, CFM - Housing Manager I
Telephone: 305.895.9824 - 305.893.6511, Ext. 12246
E-Mail: mjean-pharuns@northmiamifl.gov

The Housing and Community Development Section's overall goal is to assist the City of North Miami in creating a viable urban community by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding opportunities, principally for very low, low and moderate-income persons/families (with incomes not exceeding 120% of median family income for the Metropolitan Dade County area). To achieve the above, the Section is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Administering local, state and federal funds designated for housing and community development.
  • Identifying housing and community development needs within the City.
  • Working with "not for profit" organizations to expand opportunities and quality of life for low and moderate income residents.
  • Planning, developing and implementing programs and activities to meet identified needs in housing and community development, such as homeownership, single-family and rental rehabilitation, public facilities and improvements.

PROGRAMS:
The City of North Miami offers several programs to promote affordable housing within the City. Deferred loans and grants are available for very low to moderate-income families who are in need of home repairs or are interested in purchasing a home.

Federal and State funding sources for the City's Housing Programs are the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) program.

 

State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP)  
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The City of North Miami SHIP Program encourages building active partnerships between government, lenders, builders and developers, real estate professionals, advocates for low-income persons and community groups to promote and produce affordable housing. The use of SHIP program funds is intended to increase the availability of affordable residential units by combining local resources and cost saving measures into a local housing partnership and using public and private funds to reduce the cost of housing. The City of North Miami SHIP funds may be leveraged with or used to supplement other Florida Housing Finance Corporation programs and to provide local match to obtain federal housing grants or programs. Specifically, the City has leveraged funds from Miami-Dade County (Surtax), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

For questions, please call (305) 893-6511, Ext. 12157

 
Notice to Public - Community Development Block Grant (CDG) - Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) - Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Action Plan & Public Meetings  
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The City North Miami is an entitlement community eligible to receive assistance under the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] Program and HOME Investment Partnerships [HOME] Program. As mandated by Federal Regulation, 24 CFR Part 91, the City of North Miami is required to submit an annual update of its Consolidated Plan. The update, known as an Action Plan, will reflect a collaborative process whereby North Miami establishes a unified vision of community development actions (interaction with municipalities, community organizations, civic organizations and private sector). This planning effort will cover the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME). All HUD entitlement communities must submit an Action Plan in order to receive these funds.

The specific strategies identified in the Plan to address housing and community development needs are as follows: provide affordable housing; expand economic opportunities; increase the capacity of public facilities and public services; and improve infrastructure.

The Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Action Plan describes the activities the City proposes to undertake to accomplish the objectives of the Consolidated Plan, are listed below.

No.
Activity
Funding Allocation
1
CDBG Program Administration
$148,713
2
CDBG Public Services – Non-profit Community Based Organizations
$105,000
3
CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program
$489,856
3.5 CDBG Housing Rehab- Prior years re-appropriation
$379,784
4
HOME Program Administration
$20,630
5
HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Set-aside                                                 
$30,947
6
HOME Single-Family Rehabilitation Program
$100,732
7
HOME First-time Homebuyer Program
$50,000
8
HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program
$4,000
TOTAL CDBG & HOME FUNDS
$1,329,662

 

"Hardest-Hit Fund" Program  
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The federal government has allocated funding to help pay the mortgages of qualified homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own. The Florida Hardest-Hit Fund (HHF) program aims to assist qualified Florida homeowners by providing mortgage assistance for up to 12 months (capped at $24,000), or until the homeowner finds adequate employment to resume paying the mortgage (whichever comes first), with up to $18,000 available to reinstate a delinquent first mortgage prior to payments being made. Additionally, for a homeowner who is recovering from unemployment/underemployment, up to $25,000 is available as a one-time payment to reinstate a delinquent first mortgage.

HHF assistance is paid directly to the loan servicer/lender for those homeowners deemed eligible to participate in the program.

To find out if you qualify for assistance, please visit the HHF official website at www.FLHardestHitHelp.org to review eligibility criteria and to apply; please use Referral Code 19080 when completing your application. For further questions, contact the Hardest-Hit Toll-Free Information line at 1-(877) 863-5244, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The City of North Miami is an approved HHF Advisor Agency. After reviewing HHF program benefits/guidelines and eligibility criteria on the official HHF website, you may contact us for a pre-screening at 305-895-9828, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or HardestHitProgram@northmiamifl.gov.

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Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)  
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NSP1
Quarterly Performance Reports

2009 2010
2011 2012
2013  
 

 

NSP3
On September 8, 2010, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Shaun Donovan, announced the award of a third round of an additional $1 billion in NSP3 funding to all states along with a number of counties and local communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The funds are provided under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Like the earlier rounds of NSP grants, these targeted funds will be used to purchase foreclosed homes at a discount and to rehabilitate or redevelop them in order to respond to rising foreclosures and falling home values. Through NSP3, the City received an allocation of $1,173,374.

NSP3
Quarterly Performance Reports

2011 2012
2013  
 

 

1st Time Home Buyer Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance

Assistance is available to first-time homebuyers purchasing a single family home, town house or condominium in the city of North Miami.  Funds can be used for down payment or closing costs.  Deferred loans from SHIP (up to $25,000.00) and HOME (up to $40,000.00) are awarded to eligible persons who have not previously owned a home.  Funds are provided at the time of closing.

 

Paint Program

The primary purpose or intent of our paint program is to beautify communities and satisfy potential or existing Code Violations.   The scope of this program is limited to the unit exterior.  An eligible participant will select their colors and submit them to the Building Department for approval, as they must be in compliance with the City’s color chart.

 

Tenant Based  Rental Assistance Program

The purpose of this strategy is to provide one-time assistance to families whose rent have increased and can no longer afford to remain in that unit, those whose units are being gentrified, as in condo conversion or as result of unforeseen circumstances.

 

Currently applications are not being accepted for:

  • Single family rehabilitation program / Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied Homes
  • Multi-Family Rehabilitation
  • Disaster Grant Program
  • Homeownership Development Assistance Program
Public Disclosure of Application for City Employee Participation in the North Miami Residential Roofing Program

This Notice of Public Disclosure of a potential conflict of interest is made pursuant to the City of North Miami Code of Ordinances Article XI Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Provision. On February 12, 2013 through Resolution R-2013-10, the Mayor and City Council memorialized certain allocations of a portion of the proceeds received from the Biscayne Landing lease agreement. One such allocation memorialized, is that of $1 Million Dollars toward the City of North Miami Housing Programs for the purposes of funding the North Miami Residential Roofing program.

The City has received applications for roof replacement assistance from (1) Alix Desulme (former City Clerk), (2) Ginette Rouzeau, who is an employee of the City, working in the capacity of Recreation Worker for the Department of Parks and Recreation, and (3) Lucner Lila, relative to a City employee working in the capacity of Recreation Aide for the Department of Parks and Recreation who are income eligible applicants.

Public Comment
Residents are encouraged to review the complete opinion and provide written comments. Copies of the opinion are available for review at the Community Planning & Development Department, located at 12400 N.E. 8th Avenue, North Miami, Florida 33161 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the 10-day period to commence on June 5, 2013, and will end on June 14, 2013. Comments may be submitted to the Community Planning & Development Department by mail, in person, or by e-mail to cchristie1@northmiamifl.gov on or before June 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions regarding this notice please feel free to contact the Community Planning & Development Department at (305) 893-9825.

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