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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust has been awarded a nearly $30 million grant which will be used to maintain and expand housing and services for homeless individuals and families, including military veterans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant was one of more than 300 awarded to Florida programs that help the homeless. The funding is part of $1.95 billion in grants that HUD is giving to nearly 7,600 homeless assistance programs nationwide.

HUD is gathering local data for a national survey of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. The findings are expected to be released next fall.

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  1. Why does the state keep giving money to Ron Book when he has proven himself to be untrustworthy? He has forced hundreds of people into homelessness, far more than he has helped off the street. Julia Tuttle Causeway? Shorecrest? Allapattah? Hialeah? All of the homeless registrant camps have been the result of Ron Book and his dubious daughter. They should be forced into homelessness.

    The Anti-Registry Movement helped more homeless registrants than Ron Book and the Miami-Dade Homeless “Trust” this year.