Community Development

The Housing and Community Development Division administers the City’s allocation of State and Federal housing and community development funds. Its goal is to leverage these funds to develop and maintain affordable housing, promote economic development, and support efforts to reduce poverty. The Division is funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, a state-funded agency.

The Division funds a variety of projects and has acquired and/or rehabilitated a variety of properties throughout the City including:

  • Boys & Girls Club/ Flamingo Park
  • The London House Apartments
  • The Lottie Apartments
  • Madeleine Village Apartments
  • The Neptune Apartments
  • The Allen Apartments
  • Meridian Place Apartments
  • UNIDAD/North Beach Senior Center

In addition to housing projects, the Division funds a variety of public service activities including:

  • Child care for low-income working families
  • Grocery delivery program for the elderly
  • Mental health services for homeless youth
  • Rent assistance for households facing eviction

The Division also oversees the City’s First-Time Homebuyer Program  (which provides up to $150,000 in down payment assistance for eligible residents) and the Homeowner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program  (which provides up to $70,000 in rehabilitation assistance for eligible homeowners).

Action Plan Amendment

Public Notice for Consolidated Plan FY 2018-20022 Community Needs



The City is an entitlement community designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and as determined by the decennial census information on population growth lag, age of housing stock, and poverty. As an entitlement community, the City receives an annual allocation under HUD funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investments Partnership (HOME) programs. HUD requires entitlement jurisdictions to submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan, which establishes the strategic framework upon which the City utilizes its funds. The City is in the process of updating its Consolidated Plan for 2018 through 2022.

Citizen participation is an important part of the Consolidated Plan process. Please complete the survey below which asks for your help in identifying needs within the community. Your responses will assist the City in determining how needs will be prioritized and how available funding will be allocated over the next five years.

Additional copies of the survey are available by emailing,

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to obtain materials in an accessible format to provide comment should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 305.673.7411 for assistance; if hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Service number 800.955.8771 (TDD) or 800.955.8770 (voice) for assistance.

Para obtener información en español, por favor contacte a Cristina Cabrera al 305.673.7260 o

Please follow this link to access the survey: