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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Housing & Community Development

The Housing and Community Development division of the City of Miami Beach Housing and Community Services Department administers U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement funds and State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) funds on behalf of the city, typically as pass-through funding for public service, affordable housing, and capital projects. 


HUD requires that the city complete a five-year Consolidated Plan that includes a housing assessment, market analysis and assessment of community development needs. The Consolidated Plan is meant to address the needs of low- and moderate- income persons and families, including homeless individuals. The Plan establishes the city's program priorities, goals and objectives for community development programs and sets the framework for subsequent One Year Action Plans that describe specific activities that will be funded through the city's HUD-funded grant programs


Housing Services

First–Time Homebuyers Program, Homeowner Rehabilitation Program and more.


Community Development

Funds a variety of projects and has acquired and/or rehabilitated a variety of properties throughout the city including community centers and affordable housing units.

Division Responsibilities

  • Partnership with a variety of community-based providers to achieve the goals outlined in the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  
  • Ensuring the timely and compliant expenditure of grant funds; competitive processes are conducted annually to award federal and state funding for affordable housing development projects, public service programs, and capital projects, as appropriate. 
  • Monitoring market conditions and identifying opportunities to maximize the production of affordable and workforce housing in Miami Beach.
  • Researching other grant sources to communicate opportunities to human service organizations and affordable and workforce housing developers.  
  • Public hearings that encourage communitywide input in every aspect of the city’s Comprehensive Plan process from citizens, housing providers, human service agencies, and other community stakeholders.
  • Close coordination with the state-mandated Affordable Housing Advisory Committee as well as with federal and state monitors to ensure compliance with all program rules and regulations.
  • Identifying opportunities to produce workforce housing for those earning up to 140 percent of AMI with a priority on serving those professions identified by the Commission (those employed in the education, municipal, and public safety professions).
  • Ensuring that properties remaining under affordability comply with HUD rules and regulations and property maintenance standards for the entire property affordability period.