Public Notices

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CDBG PUBLIC SERVICES

The City of North Miami will begin receiving Request for Proposals ("RFP") for the provision of Public Services activities (including labor, supplies, and materials) from notfor- profit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for FY 2020-2021 funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, beginning July 27, 2020. 

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. RFP responses must be submitted online beginning July 27, 2020. 

Eligible Public Services activities under the CDBG program include, but are not limited to activities related to employment, crime prevention, childcare, mental health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare, homebuyer down payment assistance, or recreational needs. Please note that CDBG Public Services funding can also be used for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. 

A workshop, to provide technical assistance for proposal submission, will be conducted on August 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through a virtual meeting. 

The proposed available allocation for FY 2020-2021 Public Service activities is $ 115,430. This Request for Proposals is subject to the final CDBG grant amount as approved by congress and distributed by HUD and priority outcome from survey during City's Five-Year (5) Consolidated Plan.

Please refer all questions prior to the deadline submission 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: cbos@northmiamifl.gov 

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES OR PERSONSWITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIRING AUXILIARY AIDS ORSERVICES 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 711 OR YOU MAY CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 FOR THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE FOR ASSISTANCE.

PARA ASISTENCIA EN ESPANOL: PARA QUE LE INTERPRETEN LA SOLICITUD EN ESPANOL, LLAMA: 305-895-9895 EXT. 20010 POU ASISTANS AN KREYOL RELE: 305-895-9895 EXT. 20003 IF REQUESTED, THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE PROVIDED IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT


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


Emergency Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (ETBRA) - Application Extended

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of North Miami may assist individuals with a one-time payment up to $1,000 assistance to households occupying rental units outside of CRA boundaries that have suffered loss of income or reduced wages directly connected to COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread loss and/or reduction of income, significantly affecting the financial stability of households within the City of North Miami. The City will use available Federal or State funding to assist eligible tenants to cover past due rent.

Program Guidelines

The ETBRA program is based on the premise that decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing is accessible on the private market for very low to low-income families. 

Applicants are considered eligible if their total household income does not exceed 80% of the area median income, they are North Miami residents living outside the CRA boundaries, and have a one (1) year lease signed and executed prior to February 28, 2020. 

Funding for the program is provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program allocations to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic as a grant with no repayment requirement. The City Housing and Social Services Department will administer the Emergency Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. 

Applications will be available to the public at the following locations:

  • North Miami Customer Service Center, 811 NE 125th Street
  • Housing & Social Services Satellite office, 13753 NW 7th Avenue
  • Keystone Community Center, 13050 lxora Court
  • Gwen Margolis Community Center, 1590 NE 123rd Street
  • Griffing Community Center, 12220 Griffing Blvd.
  • North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd Street
  • Sunkist Grove Community Center, 12500 NW 13th Avenue 
  • APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED THRU JULY 31, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M.

    Completed applications along with copies of required documents will be accepted only at Housing & Social Services Satellite Office at 13753 NW 7th Avenue, North Miami, FL 33168. Selection process for qualified applicants will remain on a lottery process once eligibility has been determined. Lottery date will be announced and selected lottery winners will be notified via mail. 

    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE HOUSING & SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN FOUR (4) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. TELEPHONE (305) 895-9895, FOR ASSISTANCE. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TELEPHONE 711 OR YOU MAY CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 FOR THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE FOR ASSISTANCE.