Public Notices

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

The Housing and Social Services Department of the City of North Miami (“City”) hereby notifies the public of the availability of funding for its FY2020-2021 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”) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (“HOME”). For FY 2020-2021, the City has received an allocation of $769,534 and $298,154 through the CDBG and HOME programs respectively with a maximum of $556,695 available for housing rehabilitation.

Open Registration

Registration for the FY 2020-2021 Owner-Occupied Rehab Program will begin on Thursday October 1st, 2020 and ends on Friday, October 30, 2020. Completed applications are accepted along with the required documents. Applicants will be pre-qualified and selected through a lottery process with a date to be announced by Housing & Social Services department. Priority will be given to the elderly and disabled. As such,

Space is limited up to 12 Applicants

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 and occupancy requirements. Funding of up to $25,000 is being provided by HUD through the CDBG program and up to $40,000.00 through the HOME program.

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 owners of single-family residential units in need of emergency repairs who meet the program’s income 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 single-family detached dwelling unit within eligible areas of the City of North Miami. A maximum assistance of up to $25,000.00 per unit is being provided by HUD through the HOME program.

Tenant-Based 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.

**Qualifications**

To be eligible, your home must be owner-occupied as the “primary homesteaded residence”; meet the income limit based on family size as adopted and amended by HUD and have none of the following: outstanding code/zoning violations (excluding the Paint Program) and/or city liens. Additionally, the applicant must have current homeowner’s flood insurance, if required by mortgage company, and be up-to-date with first mortgage, unless fully owned outright.

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Request for Proposal (RFP) Food Provider Services

The City of North Miami is soliciting Request for Proposal (“RFP”) from not-for-profit and/or for-profit licensed food providers, qualified restaurants, caterers, and North Miami local restaurants, to submit proposals for the provisions of two (2) nutritious daily meals (hot meals) to qualified individuals enrolled in the NoMi Hot Meals Food Assistance Program. 

The City through the supplemental funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) under the Community Development Block Grant program (“CDBG-CV”) has set aside a portion of the $452,692.00 allocation to assist high-risk individuals, low-to moderate-income North Miami residents who have been affected directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 pandemic through the delivery of hot meals. 

Respondents to this RFP will provide hot meals to homebound elderly, high-risk individuals, who are unable to access hot meals while in quarantine or limited in their mobility due to social distancing.

Potential applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    Ability to serve participants with different cultural background in terms of food preference
    Ability to serve participants with limited mobility
    Ability to serve participants with limited English proficiency (Creole, Spanish)
    Have the resources (facility, human, financial) needed to effectively deliver the service
    Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the food industry
    Have experience in food safety
    Prior experience delivering hot meals is preferred 

Licensure, Certification & Credentials of the following: 

    Registration with the State of Florida, Division of Corporations.
    Active Food Service License from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    Building Health Permit
    Employee Health Permit

APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED THRU SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M. Given the urgency of the service, proposals must be submitted online to the City of North Miami at https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/northmiami/participant where the application packet is available.

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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

The City of North Miami has received a distribution of One Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($172,500.00) in Coronavirus Relief Funds from Florida Housing Finance Corporation and will receive a second distribution after October 15, 2020. 

Resident that have been impacted by Coronavirus, have experienced unemployment or under and are behind in their payments may receive assistance in the form of mortgage payments of up to two months not to exceed $3,500 from March 1, 2020 to date. Payment can include late payments, late fees, PITI, HOA, condominium fees and other related fees to prevent foreclosure. 

Application will be accepted starting September 9, 2020 and the application period will end November 30, 2020 or when all funds are expended, whichever occurs first. 

Application package are available online at www.northmiamifl.gov; hard copies are also available and can be picked up at Housing & Social Services Satellite Office located at 13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami Florida, 33168. 

Once fully completed along with required documentation, application can be submitted by mail, dropped off or e-mailed electronically to: 

Housing & Social Services Department
Attn: Keren Frederick
13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami Florida, 33168
housing@northmiamifl.gov

For questions, additional information or reasonable accommodation request, contact:
Keren Frederic, Housing Administrator
13753 NW 7th Avenue
(305) 893-6511 ext. 20003
housing@northmiamifl.gov

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGROM SHOULD CONTACT THE HOUSING AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. TELEPHONE (305) 893-6511, EXT. 20003, FOR ASSISTANCE. IF HEARING IMP AIRED, TELEPHONE 711 OR YOU MAY CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 FOR THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE FOR ASSISTANCE.

IF REQUESTED, THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE PROVIDED IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT. 


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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME)
PROGRAM YEARs 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN
PROGRAM YEAR 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The City of North Miami is an "entitlement" community eligible to receive assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The City is expected to receive $769,534 in CDBG funds and $298,154 in HOME funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021. CDBG and HOME funds can be used for public services, affordable housing, economic development and public facilities and infrastructure improvements. Projects must generally benefit low- and moderate-income persons with at least 70% of funding benefiting households with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income. The Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) is a five-year vision and strategic plan of how these funds will be used to help address the City’s housing and community development needs. The Annual Action Plan (AAP) will describe how the City’s annual allocation will be used to address the objectives and goals in the Con Plan. These plans will be submitted to receive HUD funds.

As mandated by the Federal regulations at 24 CFR Part 91, the City is starting a collaborative and community planning process. The City will be conducting open meetings, online surveys, and a 30-day comment period to solicit input on housing and community development needs, priorities, and the use of program funds. Public input will be used to develop the plans and public comments are then incorporated into the Con Plan and AAP. Persons living or working in North Miami are encouraged to attend and participate in the meetings, review and comment on the drafts and complete the surveys.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Citizen Virtual Community Meeting
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm
Planning Commission Virtual Meeting

30-day commenting period on draft of Con Plan and Annual Action Plan

September 2, 2020 - October 2, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Virtual Regular Council Meeting
Public Hearing 


The City issued two online surveys to receive public comments. and/or follow us on Facebook.

Anyone unable to attend these meetings but wishing to make their views known may do so by submitting written comments to:
City of North Miami
Housing and Social Services Department
Attn: Marie-Frantz Jean-Pharuns, HSS Assistant Director
776 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161
or email at: housing@northmiamifl.gov 

Individuals with disabilities or persons with Limited English Proficiency requiring auxiliary aids or services in order to effectively participate in the meetings should contact the City by calling no later than four (4) days prior to the proceedings. Telephone 305-895-9895 for assistance. If hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at 305-893-7936 for assistance. IF REQUESTED THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE PROVIDED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT