Miami Homeless Program to Go National

This is both an excellent example of how county-based homeless trust funds could be change agent needed to help end homelessness in New jersey as well as a model that might be something that could work here.

After gaining national attention, a homeless reduction model in Miami is formalizing plans to expand throughout the country, reported The Miami Herald. The Community Partnership for the Homeless and the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust operate a sophisticated street outreach effort that uses computer databases to track homeless people, and offers housing units and wraparound social services to those persuaded to leave the streets. The Miami Model has been lauded for reducing the number of street homeless from 8,000 in 1993 to 1,683 in July. Representatives from more than 60 cities have come to Miami to examine the program, with San Antonio officials selecting it from among 35 cities visited. The Community Partnership for the Homeless just created a national committee to export the Miami Model to other cities struggling to reduce homelessness. 

Miami’s Community Partnership for the Homeless is Taking Model Program Nationwide 09/21/2007 | The Miami Herald (Florida)

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