Little Haiti Revitalization Trust (LHRT)

The Little Haiti Trust, in cooperation with the city manager, the department of housing and community development and other city departments shall be responsible for oversight of and shall facilitate, the city's revitalization efforts for the redevelopment of the area in a manner consistent with the strategy identified in the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, adopted by the city commission in February 2014. The Little Haiti Trust shall promote economic development, business and commerce in the area. The Little Haiti Trust shall develop and execute a plan to create jobs, attract industry and facilitate the production of goods and services in the area for residents and non-residents. It will facilitate the development of affordable housing, engage in homebuyer assistance programs and market the area to encourage former residents and others to locate to the area.

President/CEO: Joann Milord 
Phone: (786) 815-2315

Administrative Assistant: Ashley Francois
Phone: (305) 960-2964 

Four of the voting members and one youth, non-voting member shall be appointed by the district 5 commissioner and confirmed by the city commission. One voting member shall be appointed by the city manager and confirmed by the city commission.

Board Members:

Lesline Anglade-Dorleans (Chair)

Ashley Toussaint (Vice Chair)

Alisa Cepeda (Secretary)

Robert Holland

Roody Meme

Term Limit: 2 year Terms, limited to 2 Consecutive Terms, then 2 year break.

Positions: 6 in total. 6 occupied. No vacancies.


Interactive Map

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Little Haiti ("area") described as follows: beginning at the intersection of Northeast 54th Street and Northeast 4th Avenue, traveling westward along the midblock line between Northeast 54thStreet and the street parallel to the south until it meets Interstate I-95, then traveling northward along the center line of Interstate I-95 until meeting the boundary of the city, then turning and traveling eastward along the midblock line to include the frontage of Northwest 79th Street until reaching North Miami Avenue, then traveling northward along North Miami Avenue until it reaches the Little River, then traveling eastward following the northern boundary of the city along the Little River until reaching Northeast 2nd Avenue, then traveling southward along the midblock line between Northeast 2nd Avenue and the street running parallel to the east including the eastern frontage of Northeast 2nd Avenue until reaching the northern boundary of Little Haiti Park, then following the park boundary until reaching Northeast 4th Avenue, then traveling south along the center line of Northeast 4th Avenue until reaching the beginning.


Code Section:

Chapter 12.5 – Little Haiti Revitalization Trust

Future Meeting Dates: September 12, 2023; October 10. 2023; November 14, 2023; December 12, 2023

Affecting Legislation: Code Chapter 12.5; Ordinance 13834

This program provides eligible brick and mortar for-profit and not-for-profit business owners within the Little Haiti boundaries of the City of Miami with a onetime grant award in an a

amount not to exceed $20,000 for commercial improvement or $10,000 for innovation (equipment, operations, technology, etc.) improvements. To be considered for grant funding, applicants must complete this application package. Be sure to read the program requirements for the grant in the Program Manual. The grant award must be used to cover expenditures that allowed businesses to remain viable and operational. The goal of this program is to support the growth and expansion of businesses within Little Haiti. Applicants will be assisted on a first-come, first-ready, first-serve basis. Submission of an application does not guarantee you will receive any assistance.

Please click here to download the application(PDF, 731KB)

Please click here to download the program manual(PDF, 365KB)


Chairwomen Christine King will be sponsoring events during Haitian Heritage Month. Approved requests are eligible for up to $7500.00.  Applications will be accepted through March 29th on a first come first serve basis. The exact amount of funding all will be at the sole discretion of the Trust administration and the City’s review committee. If approved, funding payment will be remitted after the event date.

Contact: or 305-960-2964 for more info.

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