MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami-Dade Homeless Trust is asking for the public’s input on new strategies and initiatives they plan to adopt in order to implement the county’s master homeless plan.

According to our news partners the Miami Herald, the trust was founded in 1993 and is headed by a board of 27 volunteers which serves in an advisory capacity to the Miami-Dade commission which is responsible for implementing the county’s homeless plan.

The trust’s board voted on the new approaches earlier this month. The new approaches are meant to help further align local programs with the priorities of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development which is aiming to end chronic homelessness by 2015.

The new approaches include an increased emphasis on the Housing First approach which has been a highly successful in addressing the needs of the chronic homeless. Other permanent supportive housing solutions are also part of the new local priorities approved by USHUD.

To read a copy of the approved alignments, click here.

Those wanting to submit comments on the strategies and initiatives  should do so by January 1st.   Comments should be sent to .


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